DH Mosquito MM244

Corryfoyness, Loch Ness, Highland

 
     
 
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BELOW: 544 Squadron A Flight.

This photo was taken at RAF Leuchars in 1944, where they were based briefly, in order to photograph targets in Norway.

 

544 Squadon A Flight. Photo taken while at RAF Leuchars in 1944

 

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Front Row - 3rd from left: F/O Alex Barron DFM, Navigator, RAF
Front Row - 2nd from left: Malcolm Mosely, Vicker's navigator
Front Row - 4th from right: F/Lt Joe Burfield, DFC, Pilot, RAAF
Front Row - 3rd from right: F/Lt Harold Vickers, Pilot, RAAF
Front Row - 2nd from right: F/Lt Ron Foster, DFC, C de G, Pilot, RNZAF

 

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BELOW: Citation awarded to Flying Officer Burfield, RAAF, issued by the G. Q. Parachute Company (now, Airborne Systems) in Woking on 20th March 1944.

This citation shows official membership of the G. Q. Club, later renamed the Gold Club, and then Irvin-GQ Ltd.

 

GQ Club Citation awarded to Flying Officer Burfield

 

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The above inscription reads:

 

Whereas by virtue of your successful accomplishment of a descent from the upper airs of this planet by parachute we have thought fit to nominate and appoint you No AUS 416927, Flying Officer N M Burfield, R.A.A.F. to be a member of the G.Q. Club.

We do by these presents bestow upon you the dignity of membership and hereby authorize you to have hold and enjoy the privilege of wearing its gold badge of two wings No 218, without challenge let or hindrance.

Given under our hand this day 20th March 1944

 

Signature (Chairman)

 


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BELOW: Medals of valour and distinction awarded to F/Lt Burfield, DFC, during his service with the RAAF.

The G. Q. Wings Badge, No. 218, is attached to the top of the medals.

 

medals of distinction and valour awarded to Flying Officer Burfield

 

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Photo: © 2008 Dr Grant Burfield

 

 


 

 

Enlarged Crash Site Photos

 

BELOW: Phillip Jones' two eldest sons at site of the crashed Mosquito PR.34 MM244 in Abriachan Forest near Corryfoyness. Wreckage fragments, including skinning and miscellaneous pipes, etc., lie scattered among the trees across the surrounding hillside.

 

Phillip Jones' two sons investigate the Mosquito crash site

 

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Photo: © 2008 Phillip Jones

 

 


 

 

BELOW: Some parts of the aircraft have been buried onsite.

 

some parts of the wreckage have been buried onsite

 

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BELOW: Some fragments of remaining wreckage.

 

some fragments of remaining wreckage lie heaped together

 

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Photo: © 2008 Phillip Jones

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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