On Wednesday 21st March 1945, the RAF’s 140 Wing of De Havilland Mosquito FB.VI fighter bombers, with an escort of Mustangs, attacked the Shellhus in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Shellhus was the HQ for the Gestapo in Denmark, and most of the Danish Resistance’s top men were within its walls. The low-level attack would be the last in a series flown by the men of 140 Wing that feature in Rowland White’s latest book, Mosquito. There is more to the tale than the aircraft and the men and women of the Danish Resistance are as remarkable as the aircraft that flew down Copenhagen’s streets that chilly March morning.
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