MOSQUITOS OVER SCANDINAVIA
Eighty years after the first Mosquito raid against the Gestapo’s Scandinavian HQs, Dr Graham Goodlad examines the role of de Havilland’s ‘Wooden Wonder’
“The Times was unable to resist the headline ‘Nazis stung by Mosquitos’”
September 26, 1942, and a remarkable new aircraft was unveiled for the benefit of a war-weary British population. The de Havilland Mosquito had entered service with the RAF more than a year before, but it was only after a daring mission over Germanoccupied Norway, attacking the Gestapo HQ in Oslo, that its existence was officially announced.