|No. 347 Squadron RAF|
|Active||20 June 1944 - 15 November 1945|
|Allegiance||Free French Forces|
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
|Part of||RAF Bomber Command|
History[edit | edit source]
The squadron was formed at RAF Elvington on 20 June 1944 from GB I/25 ‘Tunisie’ airmen who had been based in the Middle East. It was equipped with British Halifax heavy bomber aircraft and then took part in night bombing raids over Germany.
The squadron moved to Bordeaux in October 1945 after hostilities had ceased and transferred from RAF to French control on 15 November 1945.
Aircraft operated[edit | edit source]
|Jun 1944||Jul 1944||Handley Page Halifax||V|
|Jul 1944||Apr 1945||Handley Page Halifax||III|
|Mar 1945||Nov 1945||Handley Page Halifax||VI|
References[edit | edit source]
- C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
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