149 Squadron [entry point]

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149 Squadron [entry point]
149 (East India) Squadron [entry point]

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In September 1939 149 Squadron was stationed at RAF Mildenhall in 3 Group equipped with Wellingtons. In November 1941 the squadron converted to Stirlings and it flew more sorties with the Stirling than any other squadron. From April 1942 to May 1944 the squadron was based at RAF Lakenheath and from May 1944 to the end of the war it was at RAF Methwold where Lancasters replaced the Stirlings in August 1944. The squadron used the Gee-H blind bombing system. At the end of the war it took part in Operation Manna, dropping food to the Dutch and Operation Exodus, repatriating ex-prisoners of war.

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“149 Squadron [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 28, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6301.

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