Forestry Museum Opens WWII Mosquito Bomber Exhibit

Forestry Museum Opens WWII Mosquito Bomber Exhibit

Did you know that men and women working at Wisconsin plywood manufacturers played a major role in the WWII campaign? The famous Mosquito Bomber airplane was one such product of Wisconsin materials and craftwork.

Almost entirely made of wood, the Mosquito, first deployed in 1940, was used as a photo-reconn, bomber, fighter-bomber, night-fighter, intruder, trainer, pathfinder, target marking, torpedo-bomber, U-boat killer, day ranger, mine layer, and target tug. The versatile Mosquito could be fitted with a wide variety of bombs loads, rockets and projectiles. The Mosquito served in all theatres of the war and flew from all types of airfields and carriers.

The Exhibit was on display at the Wisconsin Forestry Museum during the summer of 2006.