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No. 354 Squadron RAF

No. 354 Squadron RAF
Consolidated Liberator
Active 10 May 1943 – 18 May 1945
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Air Force
Role Reconnaissance
Part of No. 225 Group RAF, South East Asia Command[1]
Insignia
Squadron Codes No identity markings are known to have been carried[2]
Aircraft flown
Patrol Consolidated Liberator
Reconnaissance Consolidated Liberator

No. 354 Squadron RAF was a general reconnaissance squadron of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Aircraft operated 2
  • Squadron airfieleds 3
  • Commanding officer 4
  • References 5
    • Notes 5.1
    • Bibliography 5.2
  • External links 6

History

No. 354 squadron was first formed at Drigh Road, Karachi on 10 May 1943 as part of Coastal Command, and was posted to RAF Station Cuttack on 17 August 1943, where it received Liberator Mk.V bombers. Detachments of the squadron were located at Sigiriya and St Thomas Mount. The squadron redeployed to Minneriya in Ceylon on 12 October 1944, with detachments at Kankesanturai and Cuttack, and returned to Cuttack whilst maintaining a detachment at Kankesanterai in January 1945, where they received the Liberator Mk.VI. The squadron was disbanded on 18 May 1945 at RAF Cuttack.

Aircraft operated

Aircraft operated by no. 354 Squadron RAF, data from[2][3][4]
From To Aircraft Version
August 1943 August 1944 Consolidated Liberator Mk.V
December 1943 April 1944 Consolidated Liberator Mk.IIIa
February 1944 May 1945 Consolidated Liberator Mk.VI

Squadron airfieleds

Stations and airfields used by No. 354 Squadron RAF, data from[2][3][4]
From To Airfield Remark
10 May 1943 17 August 1943 RAF Drigh Road, Karachi Formed here
17 August 1943 12 October 1944 RAF Cuttack, Orissa Det. at Sigiriya, Ceylon and St Thomas Mount, Madras, Tamil Nadu
12 October 1944 5 January 1945 Minneriya, Ceylon Det. at RAF Kankesanturai, Ceylon and Cuttack, Orissa
5 January 1945 18 May 1945 Cuttack, Orissa Det. at Kankesanturai

Commanding officer

Officers commanding No. 354 Squadron RAF, data from[2]
From To Name
July 1943 May 1944 W/Cdr. K.J. Mellor, DFC
May 1944 March 1945 W/Cdr. D.T. MacPherson
March 1945 May 1945 W/Cdr. F.G. Paisey

References

Notes

  1. ^ Delve 1994, p. 76.
  2. ^ a b c d Rawlings 1982, p. 204.
  3. ^ a b Halley 1988, p. 384.
  4. ^ a b Jefford 2001, p. 90.

Bibliography

  • Delve, Ken. The Source Book of the RAF. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1994. ISBN 1-85310-451-5.
  • Gwynne-Timothy, John R.W. Burma Liberators: RCAF in SEAC. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Next Level Press, 1991. ISBN 1-895578-02-7.
  • Halley, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth 1918–1988. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1988. ISBN 0-85130-164-9.
  • Jefford, Wing Commander C.G., MBE, BA, RAF(Retd.). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988 (second edition 2001). ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
  • Oughton, James D. with John Hamlin and Andrew Thomas. The Liberator in Royal Air Force and Commonwealth Service. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., 2007. ISBN 978-0-85130-362-8.
  • Rawlings, John D.R. Coastal, Support and Special Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Jane's Publishing Company Ltd., 1982. ISBN 0-7106-0187-5.

External links

  • No. 354 Squadron RAF movement and equipment history
  • No. 354 Squadron history
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