Cover image for Mosquito photo-reconnaissance units of World War 2.
Title:
Mosquito photo-reconnaissance units of World War 2.
Author:
Bowman, Martin W., 1952-
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Publication Information:
Oxford : Osprey, 1999.
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781855328914
Format :
Book

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Summary

The third volume in the trilogy of Combat Aircraft titles devoted to de Havilland's 'wooden wonder', this book focuses on the Mosquito photo-recce variants of World War II (1939-1945) as well as their users. The design's superb performance, and ability to escape interception by enemy fighters made the Mosquito the ideal choice for the RAF's then embryonic photographic reconnaissance force. The production standard PR1 subsequently became the first Mosquito variant of any kind to see operational service with the RAF, flying its first sortie [over France] on 20 September 1941. These aircraft flew all manner of bomber support missions ranging from simple post-raid photo-recce to weather checking and experimental H2X radar photo-mapping. All are detailed in this volume.


Author Notes

Norwich-based Martin Bowman has written several volumes on the Mosquito, plus countless works on the USAAF.