The de Havilland Mosquito had
the lowest number of losses in bomber command when calculated
according to the percentage of sorties.
The Mosquito’s defense was its speed—no other aircraft could
pursue and challenge it in the skies. There were several
different versions of the plane built in Canada, each
modification for specialised usage: photographic reconnaissance,
armed fighting, training, and bombing.
The Mosquito was able to fly over Germany without being
challenged, because the Luftwaffe did not yet have an aircraft
fast enough to catch it.
The de Havilland Mosquito was one of the most versatile and
successful aircraft of the Second World War, with 1,031 built in