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12th September 2006, 19:06
Hello friends, i'm looking for informations about the intruder Mosquito HK508, crashed near Copparo (not far from the Po river, north italy) on the 19 april 1945. I think it belong to the 256 squadron, i'm looking for informations about the crew fate, thanks in advance.


Nick Beale
13th September 2006, 00:05
This incident is described in my book Ghostbombers: The Moonlight War of NSG 9 (Classic Publications, 2001).

Go to http://www.ghostbombers.com/NSG9/nsg9frame.html and click on "Chapter 14."

As you say, the Mosquito was from 256 Squadron: the pilot, Squadron Leader Smith, was killed; the navigator, Flying Officer Wilmer suffered only minor injuries and was taken prisoner.

14th September 2006, 12:50
Nick!! No enough words to say you thanks!!!