11th May 18:25
DH Mosquito XIII MM558 ME-E (A/I Mk.VIII)
Pilot: F/O Scott
Navigator (R): Self
NFT & SECTOR RECONNAISANCE
AIRFIELD LIGHTING CHECK & LOCAL FLYING
Checking up on each runway in turn – quite a few funnels & obscured by trees & one U/S – Otherwise OK. Many bumps on the field!
The 3 runways at Zeals had originally been grass, and not of great quality. When the USAF had taken over the airfield in the autumn of 1943, they tried to improve the runways by fixing steel mesh over them.