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 kmÂ² 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). ...
Categories: Military stubs | Royal Air Force aircraft squadrons | Military of Norway Per Bergsland was a Norwegian POW in the German POW camp called Stalag Luft III. In the event that has later been know as The Great Escape, he, and fellow Norwegian Jens Muller, were among the 76 prisoners of war that managed to escape the camp. ...
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