162 Squadron [entry point]


162 Squadron [entry point]


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162 Squadron was formed in the Middle East in January 1942 and operated Blenheims, Wellingtons and Baltimores in a radar and radio calibration role until disbanding in September 1944. The squadron reformed in December 1944 at RAF Bourn. It was equipped with Mosquitos and formed part of 8 Group Light Night Striking Force until the end of the war. 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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“162 Squadron [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 24, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6307.

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