23 Squadron [entry point]

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23 Squadron [entry point]

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23 Squadron spent most of the war as a night fighter and intruder unit. Initially flying Blenheims it successively operated Havocs and Bostons before converting to Mosquitos in December 1942. After a spell operating out of Malta the squadron transferred to RAF Bomber Command in June 1944 as part of 100 Group. The squadron was based at RAF Little Snoring and operated in an intruder role against German night fighters and their stations in order to support Bomber Command operations. The squadron also provided bomber escort protection on daylight operations.

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“23 Squadron [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 3, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6248.

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