ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70921
Last updated: 19 May 2013
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Narrative:Although there have been many since the war began airspace violations by British aircraft, in late summer of 1942, a British Jhres plane landed on Swiss soil.
de Havilland Mosquito FB.Mk.IV
|Operator:||1 PRU RAF|
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|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||in Bern-Bepl -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||RAF Benson, Oxfordshire|
A de Havilland Mosquito reconnaissance aircraft of No. 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, which was stationed in Benson, Oxfordshire, had the afternoon of 24 August 1942 emergency landing in Bern-BEPL. The plane had already flown to Switzerland because of technical problems, to have a shorter trip, but were intercepted by the Swiss Air Force. The machine would not have happened anyway until after Engalnd. In one of the two Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, a band of the radiator hose had come loose, which led subsequently to overheating of the motor. The Mosquito DK.310 was the first who fell into the hands of another, not allied nation.
The machine was after tough negotiations with the British Government on 1 August 1943 authorized for testing. Again almost a year later, on 3 July 1944, the machine could be bought. In October, took over the post, the machine for mail flights under the name HB IMO. Shortly after the war, the Swiss Air Force took over the machine again. 1946 it flew in Switzerland with the label B-4 Mosquito marked the last time. 1951, was scrapped.
The two crew members Flight Lieutenant GR Wooll the Canadian Air Force and the RAF Sgt John Fielden was for a prisoner exchange for the German and the Italian armed Villing and Porta leave Switzerland.
Crew: - repatriated Dec 42
F/Lt (J/42734) Gerald Ray WOOLL (pilot) RCAF - Ok
Sgt (1052822) John FIELDEN (obs) RAFVR - Ok
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