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Mosquito

Crash Landing - 2m W of RAF North Pickenham, Norfolk, 6/11/44 returning from a night mission to Cologne - 1st Lt Otto E Kaellner (pilot) KIA, Edwin R Cerutti (obs) - WIA. Struck Off Charge 30/12/44.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

  • 653rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edwin Cerutti

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 25th Bomb Group
    On November 6, 1944 night photography mission to Koln, Germany, Mosquito crashed on landing returning from Joker mission over Germany Injured.

  • Otto Kaellner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    On November 6, 1944 night photography mission to Koln, Germany, Mosquito crashed in England. KIA.

Places

  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK 24 March 1944

Hatfield Built, contract number 555/C.23(a), between 24-3-1944 and 31-12-1944.

Written Off DBR 6 November 1944

Written Off Damaged Beyond Repair.

Crashed North Pickenham, Swaffham, Norfolk PE37, UK 6 November 1944

Crash Landing - 2m W of RAF North Pickenham, Norfolk, 6/11/44 returning from a night mission to Cologne - 1st Lt Otto E Kaellner (pilot) KIA, Edwin R Cerutti (obs) - WIA.

Struck Off Charge 30 December 1945

Struck Off Charge 30/12/1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2015 13:14:53 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

Production list / mossie.org / http://aviation-safety.net / http://www.aviationarchaeology.com

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2015 13:03:26 Al_Skiff Changes to events and person associations
Sources

Production list / mossie.org / http://aviation-safety.net / http://www.aviationarchaeology.com

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2015 13:00:57 Al_Skiff Changes to markings, description and events
Sources

Production list / mossie.org / http://aviation-safety.net / http://www.aviationarchaeology.com

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2014 14:27:36 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Production list / mossie.org / http://aviation-safety.net / http://www.aviationarchaeology.com

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