No. 10 Squadron (IAF): Second World War

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No.10 Squadron, IAF, was a ground-attack squadron that served in Burma from December 1944 until July 1945.

No.10 Squadron was formed in February 1944, and was equipped with Hawker Hurricane fighter bombers. After spending most of 1944 in training the squadron moved to the Burma front in December 1944, where it spent the next seven months operating as a ground-attack unit, supporting the Fourteenth Army during the liberation of Burma.

In July 1944 the squadron was withdrawn to convert to the Spitfire. These were retained until December 1946 when the squadron began to convert to the Hawker Tempest. For the next few months it operated alongside No.20 Squadron RAF, before receiving its own aircraft in May 1947, three months before the squadron joined the newly independent Royal Indian Air Force.

Aircraft
April 1944-April 1945: Hawker Hurricane IIC
July 1945-May 1947: Supermarine Spitfire VIII
May-August 1947: Hawker Tempest II

Location
February-May 1944: Lahore
May-July 1944: Risalpur
July-November 1944: Chharra
November-December 1944: Ranchi
December 1944-February 1945: Ramu
February-March 1945: Ramree/ Bawli Bazaar
March-April 1945: Kyaukpyu
April-May 1945: Yelahanka
May-November 1945: Trichinopoly
November 1945: Ulundurpet
November 1945-February 1946: Hmawbi
February 1946-June 1947: Barrackpore
May-August 1947: Chakeri

Squadron Codes: -

Duty
December 1944-July 1945: Fighter-bomber squadron, Burma

Books

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (9 November 2009), No. 10 Squadron (IAF): Second World War, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/IAF/10_wwII.html

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