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No. 620 Squadron
No 619 Squadron was formed at Chedburgh from C Flight of No 214 Squadron, on 17 June 1943. It was a heavy bomber squadron with 3 Group Bomber Command, equipped with the Short Stirling, and carrying out night bombing missions until 19th November 1943. It moved to Leicester East to become an airborne forces squadron, training in glider-towing and supply drops, including operations over France dropping supplies to resistance forces from February 1944. Early on D-Day, the squadron dropped paratroops near Caen. No 619 resupplied ground forces, towed gliders and dropped paratroops from 1st Airborne. In January 1945 tactical bombing operations were flown against major German target, and troops were flown to Norway in May to disarm German occupational forces.
On 1st September 1946 the squadron moved to Palestine and was re-numbered No 113 Squadron.
Airfields No. 620 Squadron flew from:
- RAF Chedburgh, Suffolk from 17th June 1943 (formed. Stirling I, Stirling III)
- RAF Leicester East, Leicestershire from 23rd November 1943 (Bomber Command)
- RAF Leicester East from 22nd November 1943 (Fighter Command)
- RAF Fairford, Gloscestershire from 18th March 1944
- RAF Great Dunmow, Essex from 18th August 1944 (Stirling IV, Halifax VII)
List of those who served with No. 620 Squadron during The Second World War
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