No. 347 "Tunisie" Squadron (RAF): Second World War

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No. 347 "Tunisie" Squadron was the second French Heavy Bomber Squadron, to be formed in Bomber Command, entering combat on 27 June 1944, just under a month after No.346 Squadron. Like that squadron it was part of the main bomber force until the end of the war, returned to France in October 1945 and became part of the Armee de l'Air on 27 November 1945.

Aircraft
June 1944 to July 1944: Handley Page Halifax B.Mk V
July 1944 to April 1945: Handley Page Halifax B.Mk III
March 1945 to November 1945: Handley Page Halifax B.Mk VI

Location
20 June 1944 to 20 October 1945: Elvington
From October 1945: Bordeaux-Merignac
November 1945: To Armee de l'Air

Squadron Codes: L8

Duty
By March 1944 to November 1945: Bomber squadron with No.4 Group

Books

Bomber Offensive, Sir Arthur Harris. The autobiography of Bomber Harris, giving his view of the strategic bombing campaign in its immediate aftermath. Invaluable for the insights it provides into Harris’s approach to the war, what he was trying to achieve and the problems he faced. Harris perhaps overstates his case, not entirely surprisingly given how soon after the end of the war this book was written (Read Full Review)
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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. 347 Squadron (RAF): Second World War, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/RAF/347_wwII.html

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