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No. 347 (Tunisie) Squadron Royal Air Force



   No 347 (Tunisie) Squadron was the second French heavy bomber squadron in Bomber Command. It was formed at Elvington on the 20th of June 1944 from French personnel transferred from North Africa. It was equipped with Halifaxes and took part in the strategic air offensive until the end of the war. It returned to France in October 1945 and transferred back to the Armée de l'Air on 27th November 1945.

Airfields No. 347 Squadron flew from:
  • RAF Elvington, Yorkshire from the 16th May 1944 (Halifax V, Halifax III, Halifax VI) to 4(T) Group, 8th May 1945
  • Bordeaux-Merignac from 20th October 1945
  • to Armée de L'Air on the 27th November 1945


 

27th Jun 1944 First Operational sortie for Free French

14th Jan 1945  Aircraft Lost


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Adj. Henry Chabres. 347 Squadron (d.15th Mar 1945)

Henry Chabres served as a Wireless Operator with 347 Tunisie Sdq Free French he was killed on 15th of Mar 1945 when his aircraft crashed near Scawton.




Lt. Antoine Chemin. 347 Squadron (d.15th Mar 1945)

Antoine Chemin served as an Air Gunner with 347 Tunisie Sdq Free French he was killed on 15th of Mar 1945 when his aircraft crashed near Scawton.




Cne Raymond Chevalier. 347 Squadron (d.15th Mar 1945)

Raymond Chevalier was a Navigator with 347 Tunisie Sdq Free French he was killed on 15th of Mar 1945 when his aircraft crashed near Scawton.




Cdt George Ostre. 347 Squadron (d.15th Mar 1945)

George Ostre was a Pilot with 347 Tunisie Sdq Free French he was killed on 15th of Mar 1945 when his aircraft crashed near Scawton flying from RAF Elvington..




Sgt Rene Raymond. 347 Squadron (d.15th Mar 1945)

Rene Raymond was an Air Gunner with 347 Tunisie Sdq Free French he was killed on 15th of Mar 1945 when his aircraft crashed near Scawton flying from RAF Elvington..




Sgc M Sciolette. 347 Squadron (d.15th Mar 1945)

M. Sciolette was a Flight Eng with 347 Tunisie Sdq Free French he was killed on 15th of Mar 1945 when his aircraft crashed near Scawton.




Sgc A Tilliers. 347 Squadron (d.15th Mar 1945)

A Tilliers flew as a Rear gunner with 347 Tunisie Sdq Free French he was killed on 15th of Mar 1945 when his aircraft crashed near Scawton.








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