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World War 2 Two II WW2 WWII

No. 69 Squadron Royal Air Force



August 1939 

August 1940 New Flight established

13th August 1940 Three aircraft lost

30th August 1940 Relief convoys successful

6th September 1940 First Marylands delivered

27th September 1940 Airfield bombed again

10th October 1940 Malta claims urgent need for reinforcements

17th October 1940 Reconnaissance

2nd November 1940 Navigator takes control

9th November 1940 Maryland missing

11th November 1940 Operation Judgement

1st January 1941 Tripoli Harbour bombed

11th Jan 1941 Lost on recce mission

12th January 1941 New Squadron designated

18th January 1941 Airfields bombed

19th January 1941 Reconnaissance Spitfire arrives in Malta

2nd February 1941 Spitfire pilot captured

11th February 1941 Medals awarded

7th March 1941 Reconnaissance aircraft lost

29th March 1941 Malta aircraft crashed in Greece

12th April 1941 Taken prisoner by the French

25th April 1941 Hurricanes used for reconnaissance

7th May 1941 Aircraft lost

11th May 1941 Aircraft destroyed on the ground

27th May 1941 Blenheim lost

3rd June 1941 Blenheim lost

11th June 1941 Invasion postponed?

18th June 1941 Accident

20th June 1941 Attack on airfield

25th June 1941 Convoy attacked

26th June 1941 Bombing role

14th July 1941 Mistaken identity

15th July 1941  Reconnaissance plane lost

25th July 1941 Stike Force created

10th August 1941 Crash

13th August 1941 Aircraft lost on propaganda flight

10th Sept 1941 Medals for Pilots

31st October 1941 Relocated

16th December 1941 Air chief salutes pilots

13th January 1942 Aircraft lost in dogfight

15th January 1942 Airmen killed in air raid

28th January 1942 Airman captured

11th March 1942 Awards given

18th March 1942 Maryland missing

31st March 1942 Aircraft destroyed

14th April 1942 Maryland aircraft missing

18th April 1942 Aircraft destroyed on the ground

20th April 1942 Reconnaissance plane lost

11th June 1942 New aircraft delivered

15th June 1942 Aircraft lost

25th August 1942 Three aircraft lost

26th August 1942 Flight reallocated

1st Sept 1942 Wellington missing

22nd Sept 1942 Mid-air collision

18th October 1942 A Typical Day

26th Oct 1942 Battle of El Alamein

3rd Nov 1942 Successful attack on convoy

7th November 1942 Wellington lost

9th November 1942 Wellington missing

10th November 1942 Aircraft lost

15th November 1942 Failed to return

1st January 1945 Air Raid


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