77 Squadron [concept]

Title

77 Squadron [concept]

Description

By the start of the Second World War 77 Squadron was equipped with Whitleys at RAF Driffield as part of 4 Group. The squadron took part in the early leaflet dropping and bombing campaigns. By the end of April 1942 it had carried out the most operations by a Whitley squadron. Between May and October 1942, following the withdrawal of the Whitley from frontline night bombing operations, the squadron and its aircraft were loaned to Coastal Command. It carried out anti-submarine and coastal patrols. In October 1942 the squadron moved back to 4 Group and converted to Halifaxes which it flew on bombing operations until the end of the war.
It was stationed at: RAF Driffield, RAF Linton-on-Ouse, RAF Topcliffe, RAF Leeming, RAF Chivenor, RAF Elvington and RAF Full Sutton.
Aircraft flown included: Whitley and Halifax
Bomber Command wartime losses: 891

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IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Nigel Moore

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“77 Squadron [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 22, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6273.

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