Fabricated of plywood, lightweight balsa and other structural woods, this light bomber plied the skies over Germany with impunity; nothing in the air could catch it. For the most part, this unique airplane was without armor or armament. It relied on its speed to keep out of trouble.
A little known fact about this wooden airplane is that it patrolled our Northwest shores from Vancouver, British Columbia to Portland, Oregon during WWII scanning the skies for Japanese balloons carrying bombs that might explode on our coastlines and coastal cities. To the best of my knowledge, after talking with one Canadian-born Mosquito pilot, only one balloon was ever shot down. Apparently, most of the hundreds of others sent to destroy us never quite made the trip.
Models are hand made in America using “rescued” woods from many sources that might otherwise be burned or buried.