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455. peruť RAAF

No. 455 Squadron RAAF - přehledové téma

455. squadron RAAF
Well. 455 Squadron RAAF

During the 2. world war ii was a unit of the components of the RAAF (australian air force), but are subject to command and operational control of the RAF (british Royal air force) under the designation No.. 455 (RAAF) Squadron RAF.

Strike and strike again (Attack and re-attack)

The wing is based 23.5.1941 at the base Williamtown in Australia as a bomber unit. After moving to Britain and completing the training is taking airstrikes on targets in Germany and occupied Europe. In April 1942 it transferred to the Headquarters of the coastal air force (Coastal Command) and up to the end of the war attacking enemy vessels. 25.5.1945 is dissolved.

DD.06.1941-DD.12.1943 Handley Page Hampden Mk.I
DD.12.1943-DD.05.1945 Bristol Beaufighter TF Mk.X

military awards / Battle Honours
English Channel and North Sea 1939-1945
Baltic 1939-1945
Fortress Europe 1940-1944
France and Germany 1944-1945
Ruhr 1940-1945
Berlin 1940-1945
German Ports 1940-1945
Normandy 1944
Arctic 1940-1945
Russia 1941-1945

Halley, James J.: The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth 1918-1988, Air Britain Ltd., 1988, ISBN 0 85130 164 9
Rawlings, John D. R.: Coastal, Support and Special Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft, Jane's Publishing Company Ltd., London 1982, ISBN 0-7106-0187-5
Nesbit, Roy Conyers: The Strike Wings: Special Anti-Shipping Squadrons 1942-1945 William Kimber Limited, London 1984, ISBN 0-7183-0520-5
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