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  de Havilland Mosquito  PR.XVI Serial Number A52-600 
87 Squadron

Aircraft History
Built by de Havilland as a Model 98 Mosquito. Assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) serial number NS631.

Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and assigned Serial Number A52-600. On March 4, 1945 assigned to 87 Squadron where it carried fuselage code SU-A.

Wartime History
This aircraft flew twenty-one combat missions over Indonesia between March 23 - August 11, 1945.

Post War
After the war, this Mosquito flew eleven aerial mapping missions over Australia. On July 28, 1947 assigned to the AGRS (Air Ground School of Radio) at Ballarat as instructional airframe No 4.

On November 25, 1954 sold to a Mildura archardist where is stored in the open and used as a children's playhouse. During 1967, purchased by Mildura Warbirds Aviation Museum.

During 1987 moved to RAAF Museum Point Cook, where restoration work began. On display in the restoration hangar. It is the last remaining PR.XVI model Mosquito.

ADF Serials - Mosquito A52-600
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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