455 Squadron [entry point]


455 Squadron [entry point]
455 (RAAF) Squadron [entry point]


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455 Squadron was the first Royal Australian Air Force Bomber Command Squadron to be formed in the RAF. It originally formed in Australia in May 1941 and transferred to Britain in June 1941 at RAF Swinderby in 5 Group. Equipped with Hampdens it began operations in August 1941. In February 1942 the squadron moved to RAF Wigsley but also used RAF Skellingthorpe during early 1942. In April 1942 the squadron transferred to Coastal Command in a torpedo and bombing role, including a temporary detachment to Russia in September 1942. In October 1943 the squadron converted to Beaufighters which it operated until it disbanded in May 1945.

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“455 Squadron [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 12, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6351.

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