Mosquito Recovery 04/08/07
We will remember them.
This is a record of the recovery of
Mosquito KB224 from 1655 Mosquito Training Unit
This Mosquito was one of 200 Mk XX Mosquitoes delivered
between March and July 1944 by DH Canada, Downsview.
Serial KB224 from 1655 Mosquito Training Unit. 'Control
lost in turbulence; bunted and wing detached, Lebbitts Wood, Salop, 19.8.44.'
The crew were recovered from the
scene in 1944
The team intend to erect a
permanent memorial at the site.
This site was first excavated 20 years ago
by another group who managed to recover an engine and other pieces unknown.
these picture's are original and subject to copyright. If you wish to use them
contact me and I will seek the permission of the team.
Out comes the tyre and a very corroded wheel
A superb Find the tyre and wheel are out
Here she comes the Merlin right where Gareth predicted.
A battered cam shaft, Although smashed its in
superb condition still with its black paint
A pair of barrels with rods and pistons
Pistons and a barrel, in the foreground a large piece of
A Merlin magneto
The Hub, is a heavy weight.
An empty hole, 14ft deep, time for new one
The oxygen bottle with stencilling. This piece was treated
immediately to preserve the text.
Self sealing fuel line
The escape axe razor sharp after 60 years
Amazing the flag from the escape Dingy
Please remember these picture's are
original and subject to copyright. If you wish to use them
contact me and I will seek the permission of the team
This was a fantastic excavation and I was privileged to be
invited. The professional way it was handled with pin point accuracy by a very
experienced team was impressive. I hope you have enjoyed looking at this
record of the recovery of Mosquito KB224.
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