460 Squadron [entry point]


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


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460 Royal Australian Air Force Squadron was formed in November 1941 at RAF Molesworth with Wellingtons.  In January 1942 it transferred to RAF Breighton to become the only Australian Squadron in 1 Group. In September 1942 a planned conversion to Halifaxes was quickly changed and the next month the squadron converted to Lancasters instead. 460 Squadron moved to RAF Binbrook in May 1943, where it remained until the end of the war. By the end of the war 460 Squadron had flown more Lancaster sorties than any other squadron in Bomber Command. At the end of the war the squadron took part in Operation Manna, dropping food to the Dutch and Operation Exodus, repatriating ex-prisoners of war.

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“460 Squadron [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 12, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6353.

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