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Encyclopedia > No. 332 Squadron RAF

The 332nd Squadron was formed in Catterick on January 16th 1942, as Norwegian-manned Spitfires. Map sources for Catterick at grid reference SE2497 Catterick refers to two settlements in the county of North Yorkshire, England. ... The Supermarine Spitfire was a single seat fighter used by the RAF and many Allied countries in World War II. The Spitfires elliptical wings gave it a very distinctive look; their thin cross-section gave it speed; the brilliant design of Chief Designer R.J. Mitchell and his successors...


Operational by March 21st, the squadron was inititially based at the North Weald airfield alongside the 331st Squadron


It operated over the Dieppe Raid, Normandy Landings and later in the Liberation of Holland Dieppes pebble beach and cliff immediately following the raid on 19 August 1942. ... The Battle of Normandy was fought in 1944 between the German forces occupying Western Europe and the invading Allies. ... // Prelude to the War In World War I the Netherlands succeeded in remaining neutral, although the sympathies were clearly more on the German side than on the British. ...


In April 1945, the squadron was transferred to Scotland, and the following month transferred to Norway after the German surrender. On September 21st 1945, the squadron was disbanded as an RAF unit, and passed to the control of the Royal Norwegian Air Force. Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (Latin: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the UK Main languages English Scots Scottish Gaelic Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... RAF is an abbreviation for: Royal Air Force -- the Air Force of the United Kingdom (see also Air Ministry) Red Army Fraction (Rote Armee Fraktion) -- a German terror organisation Rigas Autobusu Fabrika -- a factory making buses in Riga, Latvia Rapid Action Force in India Rachunarski Fakultet RAF is also an... The youngest branch of the Norwegian armed forces (established in 1944), the Royal Norwegian Air Force (or RNoAF) has a peacetime strength of about 7,200 (of which 4,200 are officers and civilians, while 1,500 are conscripts). ...


Pilots

  • Sgt Per Bergsland (Captured August 1942)
  • Sgt Carl Sejersted Bodtker (April 1943)
  • Lt Finn Thorsager
  • Lt Soren Kjell Liby
  • Gunnar Piltingsrud

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No. 332 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (284 words)
332 Squadron of the Royal Air Force was formed at RAF Catterick on January 16, 1942, as a Spitfire-equipped fighter squadron manned by Norwegians.
In late 1943/early 1944 both squadrons were transferred to the 2nd Tactical Air Force and participated in the Normandy Landings as fighter-bombers and tactical air superiority fighters.
On September 21, 1945, the squadron was disbanded as an RAF unit and passed to the control of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF).
NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: No. 271 Squadron RAF (404 words)
Among the early tasks of the squadron was the support of RAF units in France, and the evacuation of them once the fall of France became inevitable.
The Squadron was transferred to the newly formed Transport Command in March of 1943, and was re-equipped with Douglas Dakotas from August, although a flight of Harrows were retained as air ambulances.
The squadron took part in the invasion of Normandy in 19944; on D-Day it dropped men of the 3rd Parachute Brigade and towed Airspeed Horsa gliders.
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