IWM catalogue record
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A Mosquito (serial number NS538) of the 25th Bomb Group. First handwritten caption on reverse: '"F" Spinners and A/C O'An PRU Blue.' Second handwritten caption on reverse: 'PR XV.I' Third handwritten caption on reverse: 'NS 538.'
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...
NS538 one of 654th Bombardment Squadrons five "Mickey ships" and was the USAAF's H2-X equipped prototype. Crashed after an mid air explosion on the 8th Sept 1944 with the loss of the crew F/O Russell C Whitmer (pilot) USAAF and MSgt Raymond C Armstrong...