The Alaskan Mosquito

The flight characteristics of Alaskan mosquitoes have been greatly exaggerated. It is not true that they are as large as vultures. It is not true that antiaircraft outfits fresh from the States have opened fire on them, thinking they were Japanese Zeroes. Their tail assemblage is entirely different.”

— Eleventh Air Force pilot, 1943
Quoted in “The Thousand Mile War” by Brian Garfield

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One response to “The Alaskan Mosquito

  • Pete

    ….maybe not as big as airplanes, but I can attest that one spring day when the first mosquitoes appeared they did indeed lift my arm while they were drinking my blood!

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