Twelve allied nations flew the Mosquito.
Out of all Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers, the Mosquito had the lowest loss rate.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) accepted the Mk I photo reconnaissance version in the middle of 1941.
The 105 Squadron used Mosquitos to attack Cologne in May 1942 / May 31, 1942 in the daytime. Four Mk IVs flew over the city after the first Thousand Bomber raid to drop their bombs and to photograph the results of the previous raid. Two of the Mosquitos were shot down by antiaircraft fire over Cologne. The next day, from high altitude, two Mosquitos bombed Cologne. Later a single Mosquito, at low altitude, over flew the city to take photos. That evening two more Mosquitos were sent and one failed to return.
On the 10th anniversary of the Nazi party coming to power in Germany, Mosquitos bombed Berlin.
Main Night Fighter
In January 1942 the Mosquito started to replace the Beaufighter night fighters in defense of Britain.
In May 1942 No 23 Fighter Squadron, at Ford, received the first Mosquito NF Mk IIs. In August 1942 No 157 received theirs.
In December 1942 the Polish No 307 Squadron received Mosquito NF Mk XIIs.
The Mosquito night fighters ended the war with 600 claimed kills.
First Mosquito Raid on Berlin
On January 30, 1943, Mosquito B Mk IVs bombed Berlin in the daylight.
Against the Gestapo
The Mosquito FB.VIs were used in a precision bombing mission against the Gestapo headquarters in Oslo, Norway. Unfortunately the bombs were duds.
Found the V-1
A Mosquito of the 540 Squadron flew a mission in October 1943 over Peenemünde which lead to the discovery of the V-1.
Air Craft Carrier Use
On March 25, 1944, a Mosquito became the first twin-engine plane to land on a carrier, the HMS Indefatigable.
The PR Mosquitos were designated the F-8.
Withdrawn From Service
In 1951 the last of the Mosquitos were replaced with Bomber Command.
The Mosquito photo reconnaissance planes were used by Australia, Britain, and United States.
The first photo reconnaissance mission was over Brest, Bordeaux, and La Pallice. The Mosquito on the mission was able to outrun three Bf 109s at 23,000'. This mission occurred on September 20, 1941.
Fighter - Bombers
The Mosquito fighters were used by Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and United States.
Coastal Command replaced the Beaufighters with the FB.VIs and used them against shipping around Europe and especially Norway.
In November 1943, the Norwegian No 333 Squadron was the first to receive Mosquito FB.Mk VIs. In December 1943, No 248 Squadron and in June 1944, No 235 Squadron were equipped with the Mosquito FB. Mk VI.
In January 1944, No 248 Squadron received the Mosquito FB.Mk XVIIIs that were equipped with a 57 mm gun. These were used over the English Channel, with one submarine reported sunk, but the 57 mm gun caused structural damage to the aircraft.
Wing Commander Leonard Cheshire used a FB.VI on a low level target marking raid on Ausberg in April 1944.
The rockets, when fired at a target, was approximately equivalent to a cruiser's broadside.
The Mosquito fighters were used by Australia, Britain, Canada, and New Zealand.
In May 1942 the first fighter squadron equipped with the Mosquito F Mk II became operational.
The first overseas was the Mosquito F Mk II squadron in Malta in December 1942.
The night fighters would also escort the Royal Air Forces (RAF) night bombers to Germany.
The Mosquito night fighters also destroyed around 600 V-1s in the space of 2 months.