No. 344 Squadron (RAF): Second World War

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No.344 Squadron was the RAF designation for a French-manned land based anti-submarine squadron operating from Dakar. The squadron was given this designation on 29 November 1943, and operated maritime versions of the Vickers Wellington from then until 27 November 1945, when it was transferred to French control. The squadron, along with the Sunderland equipped No.343 Squadron, carried out anti-submarine patrols and provided convoy escorts off the west coast of Africa.

Aircraft
November 1943-November 1945: Vickers Wellington XI and XIII

Location
November 1943-November 1945: Dakar/ Ouakram

Squadron Codes: -

Duty
Role: 1943-1945: anti-submarine warfare

Part of: No.496 Wing

Books

Links

Fondation de la France Libre: French language site of the Foundation for the Free French.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (22 November 2011), No. 344 Squadron (RAF): Second World War, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/RAF/344_wwII.html

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