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No. 170 Squadron Royal Air Force



   No 170 Squadron was formed at Weston Zoyland in June 1942 as a tactical reconnaissance unit. It took part in exercises with the army and began reconnaissance missions in January 1943. Other tasks included low-level defensive patrols intercepting enemy fighter-bombers over South Coast towns, and intruder raids on communications targets in northern France. No 170 joined Second TAF in July 1943, and was disbanded 15th January 1944.

Airfields No. 170 Squadron flew from:
  • RAF Weston Zoyland from 15th June 1942 (disbanded 15th January 1944)
  • RAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire from the 15th October 1944 (re-formed, Bomber Command. Lancaster I, Lancaster III)
  • RAF Dunholme Lodge, Lincolnshire from 22nd October 1944
  • RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire from the 29th November 1944.
  • disbanded 15th January 1944


 

17th Mar 1945 170 Squadron Lancaster lost


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Fl/Lt. George Peter Alexandra 170 Sqdn. (d.3rd February 1945)

George Alexandra was a pilot of a Lancaster bomber that was shot down over the Gelsenkirchen Railway Station. He is buried with his crew at Reichwald Forest Cemetery.

Mike Alexandra



A. B.C. Johnson 170 Sqdn.

I flew Mustangs at Sawbridgeworth with 170 Squadron from 13th November 1943 to 26th December 1943.

ABC Johnson



Walter Charles Hepworth 170 Squadron

My father, Walter Hepworth, was a rear gunner. He never spoke about his war experience.

Barbara







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