Mosquito Mk 20 KB332 discovered near Greenwood, Nova Scotia

A friend and I found, after a long time searching, the location of KB322 which crashed in August 1944.

This picture shows the terrain type where KB332 crashed. There is much dead-fall and granite boulders.
This picture shows the terrain type where KB332 crashed. There is much dead-fall and granite boulders.

It crashed when returning from a night navigation exercise – the reason for the accident is shrouded in some mystery.

I found the crash report at the LAC in Ottawa, on a poorly copied microfilm at the Archive (don’t get me going about the state of the LAC).

Over the next while, I will add some photos and tell more about the search, discovery and artifacts that we will have displayed at the Greenwood Military Aviation Museum (GMAM).

The two Australian aviators will be remembered with a commemorative plaque relatively close to the crash site.

We will not be releasing the location of the actual crash, as we consider it to be a grave site. The crew were shattered beyond recovery due to the sheer violence of the impact, thus their spirit really does remain amongst the trees and boulders. It would be horrid for artifact scavengers, looking to recover and even sell (it happens all the time on Ebay – check it out) pieces to raid the site.

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2 thoughts on “Mosquito Mk 20 KB332 discovered near Greenwood, Nova Scotia

  1. I would appreciate a contact to follow up on the item about the loss of the Mosquito near Greenwood Nova Scotia on 22 August 1944. Two Australian airmen died in this accident. My interest is the navigator William Thomas Slaughter ( born 1924) of the Australian Air Force. His former school in Australia is preparing a memorial book of its students who died on active srevice.
    Thanks
    James Mason
    masok@ozemail.com.au

    1. I am so sorry I took so long to get back to you. I am hoping that the project went well!

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