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Flight Lieutenant Maxwell N. Sparks A.F.C., R.A.F.

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Flight Lieutenant Maxwell N. Sparks A.F.C., R.A.F.

Flight Lieutenant M.N. Sparks A.F.C., R.A.F., gained his pilots wings with the R.N.Z.A.F. in December 1941. Posted to the United Kingdom he joined the newly formed 487(N.Z.) Squadron in September 1942. Equipped with the Lockheed Ventura (a bomber version of the Hudson) the squadron was meant for medium-level daylight “circus” operations, but after losing 10 out of 11 aircraft and crews over Holland in March 1943 it was wisely decided to re-equip the depleted squadron with a different type of aircraft. In September 1943 the Squadron was again operational with the new Mosquito Mk.V1 aircraft, attacking daylight pinpoint targets such as V1 and V2 rocket sites and night intruder sorties against enemy airfields. From D-Day on, 487 sqn. in company with 464 (R.A.A.F.) and 21 (R.A.F.) was part of the 2nd T.A.F., operating behind enemy lines day and night, searching out enemy road convoys, railway troop trains, enemy airfields, etc. – all designed to cause maximum disruption to the enemy forces. Flt. Lt. Max Sparks completed 42 operational sorties with 487 squadron and returned to New Zealand in March 1945.


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 When De Havilland built the prototype DH.98 Mosquito (E-0234) they did so as an act of the purest faith in their design since the Air Ministry had already dismissed the companys proposal for their all-wood aircraft as impractical and unworkable. How......
Breakout. Amiens Raid by Mosquitos by Ivan Berryman.
Price : £115.00
When De Havilland built the prototype DH.98 Mosquito (E-0234) they did so as an act of the purest faith in their design since the Air Ministry had already dismissed the companys proposal for their all-wood aircraft as impractical and unworkable. How......

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 When De Havilland built the prototype DH.98 Mosquito (E-0234) they did so as an act of the purest faith in their design since the Air Ministry had already dismissed the companys proposal for their all-wood aircraft as impractical and unworkable. How......
Breakout. Amiens Raid by Mosquitos by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
Price : £145.00
When De Havilland built the prototype DH.98 Mosquito (E-0234) they did so as an act of the purest faith in their design since the Air Ministry had already dismissed the companys proposal for their all-wood aircraft as impractical and unworkable. How......

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 When De Havilland built the prototype DH.98 Mosquito (E-0234) they did so as an act of the purest faith in their design since the Air Ministry had already dismissed the companys proposal for their all-wood aircraft as impractical and unworkable. How......
Breakout. Amiens Raid by Mosquitos by Ivan Berryman. (B)
Price : £300.00
When De Havilland built the prototype DH.98 Mosquito (E-0234) they did so as an act of the purest faith in their design since the Air Ministry had already dismissed the companys proposal for their all-wood aircraft as impractical and unworkable. How......

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On 31st October 1944 a courageous low level attack was undertaken by Mosquitoes of Nos. 21, 464 and 487 squadrons on the Aarthus University, Denmark, which housed the Gestapo HQ for the whole of Jutland. ......Mosquito Attack by Philip West.
Price : £195.00
On 31st October 1944 a courageous low level attack was undertaken by Mosquitoes of Nos. 21, 464 and 487 squadrons on the Aarthus University, Denmark, which housed the Gestapo HQ for the whole of Jutland. ......

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On 31st October 1944 a courageous low level attack was undertaken by Mosquitoes of Nos. 21, 464 and 487 squadrons on the Aarthus University, Denmark, which housed the Gestapo HQ for the whole of Jutland. ......Mosquito Attack by Philip West (AP)
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On 31st October 1944 a courageous low level attack was undertaken by Mosquitoes of Nos. 21, 464 and 487 squadrons on the Aarthus University, Denmark, which housed the Gestapo HQ for the whole of Jutland. ......

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 On 31st October 1944 a courageous low level attack was undertaken by Mosquitoes of Nos. 21, 464 and 487 squadrons on the Aarthus University, Denmark, which housed the Gestapo HQ for the whole of Jutland. ......Mosquito Attack by Philip West. (Y)
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On 31st October 1944 a courageous low level attack was undertaken by Mosquitoes of Nos. 21, 464 and 487 squadrons on the Aarthus University, Denmark, which housed the Gestapo HQ for the whole of Jutland. ......

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De Havilland Mosquito art prints.
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Aviation Print Pack. ......

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Trainbusters by Nicolas Trudgian.
Night Raiders by Ivan Berryman.
Mosquitos at Dusk by Nicolas Trudgian.
Breakout. Amiens Raid by Mosquitos by Ivan Berryman.
Sunday Afternoon by Geoffrey R Herickx.

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Aviation Prints - Mosquito and Hurricane.
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Trainbusters by Nicolas Trudgian.
Night Raiders by Ivan Berryman.
Mosquitos at Dusk by Nicolas Trudgian.
Breakout. Amiens Raid by Mosquitos by Ivan Berryman.
Ground Force by Ivan Berryman.
Squadron Scramble by Nicolas Trudgian.
Holding the Line - The Battle of Britain by Nicolas Trudgian.
Hurricane Country by Nicolas Trudgian.
Sunday Afternoon by Geoffrey R Herickx.
Hurricane Mk.IIC by Ivan Berryman. (F)

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RAF Tribute Print Pack!
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Ultimate collector pack of aviation prints, featuring legendary aircraft of the RAF in WW2. This tribute edition consists of prints by artists Ivan Berryman and Nicolas Trudgian. The prints depict the legendary Spitfire fighter aircraft, the Hawker......

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First Flap of the Day by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
The Hunting Party by Ivan Berryman (B)
Back from Normandy by Nicolas Trudgian.
Normandy Breakout by Nicolas Trudgian.
Bomber Force by Nicolas Trudgian.
Home at Dawn by Nicolas Trudgian.
Mynarskis Lanc by Nicolas Trudgian.
Chadwicks Masterpiece by Ivan Berryman. (B)
Trainbusters by Nicolas Trudgian.
Night Raiders by Ivan Berryman.
Mosquitos at Dusk by Nicolas Trudgian.
Breakout. Amiens Raid by Mosquitos by Ivan Berryman.
Ground Force by Ivan Berryman.
Squadron Scramble by Nicolas Trudgian.
Holding the Line - The Battle of Britain by Nicolas Trudgian.
Hurricane Country by Nicolas Trudgian.
Sunday Afternoon by Geoffrey R Herickx.

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Royal Air Force Mosquito Print Pack.
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Photo Reconnaissance Mosquito by Ivan Berryman. (B)
A Moments Peace by Ivan Berryman.
Breakout. Amiens Raid by Mosquitos by Ivan Berryman.
Night Raiders by Ivan Berryman.

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Pack 791. Pack of two Mosquito RAF aircraft prints by Nicolas Trudgian and Ivan Berryman.
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Mosquitos at Dusk by Nicolas Trudgian.
Breakout. Amiens Raid by Mosquitos by Ivan Berryman.
Sunday Afternoon by Geoffrey R Herickx.

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Special Sale Pack of 5 Prints - 4 FREE!
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Aviation Print Pack. ......

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Mosquito Attack by Philip West.
The Struggle for Malta by Ivan Berryman. (F)
LCT 312 by Ivan Berryman. (D)
Typhoons Over Normandy by Ivan Berryman. (D)
Dinah Might by Ivan Berryman.

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Pack 533. Pack of two WW2 RAF Mosquito prints by Ivan Berryman.
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Breakout. Amiens Raid by Mosquitos by Ivan Berryman.
Night Raiders by Ivan Berryman.

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Pack 534. Pack of two De Havilland Mosquito prints by Ivan Berryman.
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Breakout. Amiens Raid by Mosquitos by Ivan Berryman.
Shining the Way (Mosquito) by Ivan Berryman.

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Mosquito Aviation Prints by Philip West and Ivan Berryman.
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Mosquito Attack by Philip West.
Shell House Raiders by Ivan Berryman. (B)

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Flight Lieutenant Maxwell N. Sparks A.F.C., R.A.F.

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No.487 Sqn RNZAF

Country : New Zealand
Founded : 15th August 1942
Fate : Disbanded 19th September 1945

Ki te mutunga - Through to the end



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No.487 Sqn RNZAF

487 squadron was formed at Feltwell, Norfolk, 15th August 1942, equipped with Lockheed Ventura aircraft, commencing operations on 6th December. 487 contributed 16 aircraft to the famous low-level raid on the Phillips radio and valve factory at Eindhoven, and continued in the daylight role with Venturas until June 1943. On one operation during this period, the squadron suffered heavy losses. On May 3rd during a raid on Amsterdam, ten out of 11 aircraft were shot down. After the war when the full account of the raid became known, the B Flight Commander Sqd Ldr L.H. Trent, a New Zealander in the RAF, who had been a prisoner of war since being shot down on the raid was awarded the Victoria Cross for his outstanding leadership during the Amsterdam raid. On 1st June 1943, 487 was transferred from Bomber Command to the newly formed 2nd Tactical Air Force (TAF). During September 1943, 487 re-equipped with the De Havilland Mosquito F.B VI and was mainly used on night bombing, although the squadron took part in several daylight precision operations. These included the Amiens prison raid 18th February 1944, Gestapo Headquarters, Aarhus in Denmark on 31st October 1944 and Gestapo Headquarters in Copenhagen on 21st March 1945. The squadron operated from the continent from February until September 1945 where at Cambrai/Epinoy, France it was renumbered 16 Squadron RAF (later amended to 268 Squadron). In addition to Sqd Ldr Trent's Victoria Cross, the New Zealand personnel of 487 squadron were awarded 1 DSO, 7 DFC's, one bar to DFC and 1 DFM.

Aircraft for : Flight Lieutenant Maxwell N. Sparks A.F.C., R.A.F.
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Mosquito



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Manufacturer : De Havilland
Production Began : 1940
Retired : 1955
Number Built : 7781

Mosquito

Used as a night fighter, fighter bomber, bomber and Photo-reconnaissance, with a crew of two, Maximum speed was 425 mph, at 30,300 feet, 380mph at 17,000ft. and a ceiling of 36,000feet, maximum range 3,500 miles. the Mosquito was armed with four 20mm Hospano cannon in belly and four .303 inch browning machine guns in nose. Coastal strike aircraft had eight 3-inch Rockets under the wings, and one 57mm shell gun in belly. The Mossie at it was known made its first flight on 25th November 1940, and the mosquito made its first operational flight for the Royal Air Force as a reconnaissance unit based at Benson. In early 1942, a modified version (mark II) operated as a night fighter with 157 and 23 squadron's. In April 1943 the first De Haviland Mosquito saw service in the Far east and in 1944 The Mosquito was used at Coastal Command in its strike wings. Bomber Commands offensive against Germany saw many Mosquitos, used as photo Reconnaissance aircraft, Fighter Escorts, and Path Finders. The Mosquito stayed in service with the Royal Air Force until 1955. and a total of 7781 mosquito's were built.

Ventura

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Ventura

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