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No. 346 Squadron RAF

No. 346 Squadron RAF
Active 15 May 1944 - 15 November 1945
Country  United Kingdom
Allegiance  Free French Forces
Branch  Royal Air Force
Part of RAF Bomber Command

The No. 346 Squadron RAF was a French Air Force bomber squadron given a Royal Air Force squadron number during World War II.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Aircraft operated 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

The squadron was formed at RAF Elvington on 15 May 1944 from Groupes 2/23 ‘Guyenne’ airmen who had been based in North Africa. It was equipped with British Halifax heavy bomber aircraft and then took part in night bombing raids over Germany.

The squadron moved to Bordeaux in October 1945 after hostilities had ceased and transferred from RAF to French control on 15 November 1945.

Aircraft operated

Aircraft operated by no. 346 Squadron RAF
From To Aircraft Variant
May 1944 Jun 1944 Handley Page Halifax V
May 1944 Apr 1945 Handley Page Halifax III
Mar 1945 Nov 1945 Handley Page Halifax VI
[1]

References

  1. ^ C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing.  

External links

  • Squadron history on the official RAF website
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