142 Squadron [concept]

Title

142 Squadron [concept]

Description

142 Squadron was formed in 1918 and reformed in 1934. In the early months of the war it was part of the Advanced Air Striking Force in France. By the end of 1940 the squadron converted to Wellingtons in 1 Group, but was posted to the Middle East in December 1942. It rejoined Bomber Command in October 1944 as part of the 8 Group Light Night Striking Force based at RAF Gransden Lodge.

It was stationed at: RAF Waddington, RAF Binbrook, RAF Eastchurch, RAF Grimsby/Waltham, RAF Thruxton, RAF Kirmington and RAF Gransden Lodge.
Aircraft flown included: Battle, Wellington and Mosquito.
Wartime losses: 283

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Nigel Moore

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Citation

“142 Squadron [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 22, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6298.

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