de Havilland Mosquito DH.98 Giclée Art Print
High quality art print of a de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito, a British light bomber aircraft of the Second World War. The Mosquito - which was nicknamed the 'Wooden Wonder' due to its lightweight wood-frame construction - was flown by the Royal Air Force throughout the Second World War and beyond, with 7,781 produced between 1940 and 1950.
Designed as a high-speed bomber, the Mosquito proved useful in a range of roles due to its low cost and versatility. Entering service in 1941, the Mosquito was first used as a reconnaissance aircraft, before moving into use as a bomber - both low-altitude dive bombing, and guiding squadrons on heavy bombers during strategic bombing operations. From 1943, the Mosquito was used to attack German U-boats and transports at sea. During Operation Overlord, Mosquitos proved close air support for Allied forces in Normandy. The Mosquito also proved its worth as a fighter aircraft; from 1942, Mosquitos were used to intercept Luftwaffe bombers.
This illustration depicts PZ181, a DH.98 Mosquito of No. 23 Squadron RAF. PZ181 was piloted by Flying Officer George E. Stewart DFC. Stewart, a Canadian pilot, flew night intruder operations over Germany and German-occupied territory, earning a Distinguished Flying Cross for his "unflagging zeal and determination."
This illustration by Rob Wisdom is a high-quality Giclée art print on cotton-rich fine art paper.