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A Mosquito (serial number NS-568) of the 25th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Riggins. Mosquito. 25BG?'



  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb 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
  • 8th Air Force


  • NS568

    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.


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
04 February 2015 14:50:52 Al_Skiff Changes to place associations

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2015 14:43:41 Al_Skiff Changes to caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:54 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection