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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.
November 1943-November 1945: Vickers Wellington XI and XIII
November 1943-November 1945: Dakar/ Ouakram
Squadron Codes: -
Role: 1943-1945: anti-submarine warfare
Part of: No.496 Wing
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