Squadron Leader Quint Munroe, an RAF pilot in World War II, has a hard time dealing with the presumed death in action of fellow Sq. Leader David 'Scotty' Scott, whose family practically raised him when he was orphaned, so they were like brothers. RAF Air Commodore Hufford has a crucial task for Quint, who is no longer serving in the squadron: a reconnaissance flight over the château de Charlon, a castle in occupied France, where the Nazis are probably developing a new generation of flying bombs; the defenses are indeed suspiciously tight. When analyzed, the photos show the castle grounds harbor an underground launching tunnel, and Quint gets a nearly impossible precision top-secret mission: select and train a team in only 10 days, when the French underground believes the first launch is planned, to 'aim' a new type of bouncing bomb into the tunnel, to blow up the whole Luftwaffe installation. Quint falls in love with Scotty's young widow Beth Scott, whose crippled brother, Flight ... Written by
To save England, he must sacrifice everything he loves.
Did You Know?
The Mosquito Squadron of this movie's title refers to a World War II squadron of Mosquito airplanes which are more specifically described as RAF (Royal Air Force) de Havilland Mosquito fighter-bomber aircraft. See more
After being hit by gunfire during a photographic mission over France, a fire starts in the cockpit of the hero's Mosquito aircraft. The fire is still visible (the flames are exactly the same height and in exactly the same place) when he reaches his airfield back in England. The Mosquito was made of plywood and any fire represented a serious danger because the structure (bonded with glues and resins) burned with inconvenient eagerness. A Mosquito pilot who allowed a cockpit fire to remain alight would have been swiftly cremated - add the oxygen delivery system to the scenario and the decorative tongue of flame in the above sequences becomes an even sillier screen-filler. See more
[During a low level flight to a target in France, Munroe's Navigator leans over to him
Flt. Sgt. Wiley Bunce
I hope you brought your driving licence with you.
Flt. Sgt. Wiley Bunce
You fly this thing any lower, you're going to need it!
Edited from Operation Crossbow