141 Squadron [entry point]

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141 Squadron [entry point]

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141 Squadron spent the first part of the war in Fighter Command. Initially equipped with Gladiators and Blenheims it converted to Defiants in April 1940. Following early daylight losses the squadron became a night-fighter squadron. In April 1941 it converted to Beaufighters. In April 1943 the squadron was based at RAF Wittering and began to fly intruder operations in support of Bomber Command. Mosquitos replaced the Beaufighters in October 1943. The squadron transferred to Bomber Command in December 1943 and moved to RAF West Raynham as part of 100 Group assisting the main bomber stream by attacking German night-fighters and stations. At the end of the war the squadron took part in Operation Manna, by marking the dropping points for food to the Dutch.

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“141 Squadron [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 16, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6297.

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