Originally thought to be nose only, the rear fuselage
has recently been acquired. I have been informed that this nose
section is in very poor condition, in effect nothing more than
a collection of parts.
Although not strictly a survivor (the aircraft crashed
and burned after a an aerial survey flight on July 10th, 1956),
the remains were recovered in June 1996 and a rebuild has started.
More information about the project can be read here.
This aircraft has been restored to a PR.XVI configuration
and has been painted to represent a weather reconnaissance
aircraft of the 653rd Bomb Squadron, 25th Bomb Group, based in
England in 1944-45, complete with serial number NS519.
Sold in 1953, flown from New Zealand to California
where it was damaged in a landing accident. The aircraft was subsequently
registered as N9909F and eventually de-registered in 1970, the
aircraft became derelict, but some components are with Jim Merizan.
In the 1980's, Jim Merizan traded ownership of PZ474 to the Swedish
Air Force Museum.
RF670/N9868F Note: this aircraft may actually be PF670/N9868F
Precise current location of this Mosquito is unknown.
Information circa 1988 states that the remains of N9868F reside
with the Confederate Air Force, Harlingen, TX, however information
from the CAF says otherwise!. If anyone knows its definite location
and registration, please contact me!
The remains of TA717 were sold by Mike Meeker to
Jim Merizan in California in the mid-1980s when the project to
restore HML folded. Jim Merizan subsequently sold the remains
to Jim Dearborn
around the start of 1999.