No. 192 Squadron (RAF): Second World War

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No.192 Squadron was formed on 4 January 1943 as a radar counter-measures squadron. It was essentially a research unit, involved in identifying the types of radar being used by the Germans. This was by no means a safe role, for the research flights had to take place over Germany and occupied Europe, where the German radar was operating against Bomber Command. The squadron also operated over the Bay of Biscay. In November 1944 the squadron attempted to find the radio signals believed to be controlling the V-2 rocket, as the Allies were then unaware that the rocket contained its own guidance system.

Aircraft
January 1943-February 1943: Vickers Wellington IC and III
January 1943-March 1945: Vickers Wellington X
January 1943-August 1945: de Havilland Mosquito IV
August 1943-November 1943: Handley Page Halifax V
March 1944-August 1945: Handley Page Halifax III
January 1945-March 1945: Handley Page Halifax II
February 1945-August 1945: de Havilland Mosquito XVI

Location
4 January-5 April 1943: Gransden Lodge
5 April-25 November 1943: Feltwell
25 November 1943-22 August 1945: Foulsham

Squadron Codes: DT

Duty
By March 1943 to April 1943: ECM/ Elint squadron with No.3 Group
April 1943 to November 1944: ECM/ Elint squadron with No. 2 Group
November 1944 to August 1945: ECM/ Elint squadron with No. 100 Group
August 1945: Disbanded into CSE

Books

Wellington in Action, Ron Mackay. A well illustrated guide to the development and service career of this classic British bomber. Mackay looks at the early development of the Wellington and the unusual geodetic frame that gave it great strength, the period when the Wellington was the mainstay of Bomber Command and the many uses found for the aircraft after it was replaced in the main bomber stream.
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Review of Halifax Squadrons by John lake Halifax Squadrons of World War II , Jon Lake. This is a very good book on the combat record of the Handley Page Halifax. It covers much more than just its role as a front line bomber, with chapters on the Halifax with Coastal Command, the Pathfinders and SOE, amongst others. [see more]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (23 March 2007), No. 192 Squadron (RAF): Second World War, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/RAF/192_wwII.html

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