109 Squadron [concept]

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109 Squadron [concept]

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109 Squadron was reformed in December 1940 at RAF Boscombe Down. Using Whitleys, Ansons and Wellingtons it developed radio counter-measures and also the Oboe blind bombing system. From January 1942 to April 1942 it was based at RAF Tempsford before moving to RAF Stradishall until August 1942. The squadron then moved to RAF Wyton as one of the original Pathfinder squadrons and converted to Mosquitos and, for two months only, Lancasters. It led the first Oboe marker operation for main force bombers in December 1942 and became one of two Oboe marker squadrons in 8 Group.  From July 1943 to April 1944 it was based at RAF Marham and subsequently at RAF Little Staughton until the end of the war.

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“109 Squadron [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 21, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6290.

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