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Mosquito at Drumhilt

We did this site late summer 99 at the same time as the Knowe of Lee Whitley. Not alot of the Mosquito is left due to the fact that much of the plane was manufactured from plywood which has rotted away over the years. The engines have also been removed we believe, we certainly could find no trace of them anyway. The plane came down in 1943, it was a month before the crash site was found as it was thought at the time to have come down over the sea.

Flash stands in the area of impact, the poor soil conditions mean the area is still quite clear of vegetation.

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Little of the plywood parts of the plane survive, Flash holds up a piece which still shows the burn marks from the crash fire.

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Flash ponders a piece of the wreck trying to figure out what it is.

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Myself holding an aluminium piece which still has traces of the original paintwork.

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