RAF East Moor [entry point]
RAF East Moor was a Bomber Command station located in Yorkshire 8 miles (13 kms) north of York.
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It opened in June 1942 as part of 4 Group with the arrival of the Halifaxes of 158 Squadron, which stayed until October 1942. 429 Squadron moved in with Wellingtons and the squadron and station transferred to 6 Group in January 1943. 1679 Heavy Conversion Unit (HCU) joined the station in May 1943 with the radial-engined Lancaster Mk 2. 429 Squadron left in August 1943, replaced by 432 Squadron converting to Lancasters. 1679 HCU left in December 1943 and in January 1944 432 Squadron switched to Halifaxes. It was joined in June 1944 by 415 Squadron, also flying Halifaxes. Both squadrons remained at RAF East Moor until they were disbanded in May 1945.
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