514 Squadron [entry point]


514 Squadron [entry point]


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514 Squadron was formed as part of 3 Group in September 1943 at RAF Foulsham equipped with the radial engined Lancaster Mk 2. The squadron became operational in early November 1943 just before moving to RAF Waterbeach where it stayed until the end of the war. During 1944 the squadron gradually re-equipped with Merlin engined Lancasters and used the Gee-H blind bombing system. In April and May 1945 the squadron took part in Operation Manna, dropping food to the Dutch, as well as Operation Exodus to repatriate ex-prisoners of war.

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“514 Squadron [entry point],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 1, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6360.

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