No. 289 Squadron (RAF): Second World War

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No.289 Squadron was formed from No.13 Group Anti Aircraft Cooperation Flight in 1941 and continued to serve in that role for the rest of the Second World War.

The squadron operated a wide number of different aircraft in detachments at a number of airfields in the south of Scotland and the north-east of England. These aircraft were used for gunlaying training and for target towing. The squadron was disbanded on 26 June 1945.

Aircraft- wide range of types
Boulton Paul Defiant I and III, , Bristol Blenheim IV, Hawker Hurricane I, IIC, IV, Lockheed Hudson III, Supermarine Spitfire XVI, Vultee Vengeance II, Westland Lysander II and III, Oxford I and II, Martinet I

Location
November 1941-May 1942: Kirknewton
May 1942-May 1945: Turnhouse
May 1945: Acklington
May-June 1945: Eshott
June 1945: Andover

Squadron Codes: YE

Duty
1941-1945: Anti-aircraft cooperation

Books

 

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (6 October 2011), No. 289 Squadron (RAF): Second World War, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/RAF/289_wwII.html

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