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  DeHavilland Mosquito Mk. XVI Serial Number NS735 
618 Squadron

Pilot  F/O Ernest George Bell, RAF (KIA / BR)
Navigator  F/Lt Edward Brian Sillito, DFC, RAF (KIA / BR)

Crashed  June 19, 1945

Aircraft History
Built by DeHavilland as Model 98 Mosuito Mark XVI. Delivered to the Royal Air Force (RAF) as Serial Number NS735 and served with No 618 Squadron in Australia.

Mission History
Took off from Laverton for a transit flight to Narromine.

Aircraft was seen to crash in flames approximately two miles south of Violet Town, near Benalla in Victoria, killing both crew members.

Both crew members are now buried at the Benalla War Cemetery.

Australia at War - Crash of a Mosquito 1/2 mile south of Violet Town, Victoria, 19 June 1945
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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