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No. 301 (Pomerania) Polish Squadron Royal Air Force in the Second World War 1939-1945 - The Wartime Memories Project -

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No. 301 (Pomerania) Polish Squadron Royal Air Force

   No 301 squadron was formed at Bramcote, in July 1940, as a Polish light bomber squadron equipped with Battles. It was involved in night attacks on enemy invasion barges in the Channel Ports, converting to Wellingtons in October 1940. No 301 was withdrawn from operations in March 1943 and disbanded in April, the crews transferring to No 300 Squadron.

In November 1944, No 301 (Pomeranian) Squadron re-formed at Brindisi from No 1586 (Special Duties) Flight as part of the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces, flying Halifaxes and Liberators in supply-drops to Poland, Yugoslavia and northern Italy, supporting partisan forces. In March 1945 the personnel of No 301 moved to Britain, reforming at Blackbushe in April as a transport unit, with Warwicks, flying regular services to Norway, Italy and Greece.

After the war, in January 1946, the squadron converted to Halifaxes and by April 1946 was mostly flying training sorties, disbanding in December 1946.

Airfields No. 301 Squadron flew from:

  • RAF Bramcote, Warwickshire, formed 22nd July 1940 (Battle I)
  • RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire from the 28th of August 1940 (Wellington Ic)
  • RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire from the 18th July 1941 (Wellington IV)
  • disbanded the 7th April 1943
  • Brindisi from the 7th November 1944 (Halifax II, Halifax V)
  • RAF Blackbushe from the 4th April 1945 (Liberator VI)


16th Oct 1940 Operation Sealion

26th Apr 1941 Aircraft Lost

8th May 1941 Aircraft Lost

18th Jun 1941 Aircraft Lost

18th Jun 1941 Aircraft Lost

22nd Jun 1941 Aircraft Lost

30th Jun 1941 301 squadron Wellington lost

3rd Jul 1941 Aircraft Lost

17th Jul 1941 Aircraft Lost

8th Aug 1941 Aircraft Lost

9th Aug 1941 301 squadron Wellington lost

21st Oct 1941 Aircraft Lost

7th Nov 1941 Aircraft Lost

15th Jan 1942 Aircraft Lost

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No. 301 (Pomerania) Polish Squadron Royal Air Force

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