301 Squadron [concept]

Title

301 Squadron [concept]
Land of Pomerania Squadron; Dywizjon Bombowy Ziemi Pomorskiej; [concept]

Description

301 (Polish) Squadron was formed at Bramcote on 22nd July 1940. The squadron was withdrawn from operational duties and disbanded on 7th April 1943. The majority of the current crews were transferred to No. 300 (Polish) Squadron, remaining at RAF Hemswell. In the November of 1944, No. 301 (Polish) Squadron reformed at RAF Brindisi from No.1586 (Special Duties) Flight. The crews flew mainly supply-dropping missions into Europe in support of the allied forces. The Squadron returned to the UK in the March of 1945 reforming at RAF Blackbushe on the 4th of April 1945 as a transport unit. The squadron was finally disbanded on the 10th of December 1946.
It was stationed at: RAF Bramcote, RAF Swinderby and RAF Hemswell.
Aircraft flown included: Battle, Wellington and Halifax.
Wartime losses: 149

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Clare Bennett
Julian Maslin

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“301 Squadron [concept],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 15, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6330.

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