de Havilland Mosquito N.F. Mk.II DD795 of No.60 OTU crashed on Corserine during the night of the 20th / 21st January 1944
|Kenneth Mitchell||Flight Sergeant||Pilot||Killed|
|John Jeffrey Aylott||Flight Sergeant||Navigator||Killed|
The two crew were both trainees of No.9 Course at No.60 OTU which was stationed at High Ercall in Shropshire. During the night of the 20th / 21st January 1944 they were detailed to carry out a night cross country flight from High Ercall. Once the aircraft had left it was not seen again until the wreckage was found nearly a month later on the 11th February on the south eastern side of Corserine close to the Scar of the Folk.
A team of 50 airmen from No.1 AOS at Wigtown set out on the 12th to recover the bodies of the two crew.
It was likely that the crash occurred while the aircraft was on its north bound leg, there was a a brief but extensive fire and the wreck was soon covered by snow, hence why it was a while before the wreck was located. An air search was carried out the day after it disappeared by 4 aircraft from No.60 OTU following the same briefed route.