No. 511 Squadron (RAF): Second World War

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No.511 Squadron was a transport squadron which operated on a small number of long range routes from 1942 until the end of the war.

It formed in October 1942 from No.1425 Flight, operating Liberator transports on the route to Gibraltar. In November 1942 a number of Albemarles joined the squadron, and a second route was opened from Gibraltar to Malta.

In February 1943 the Albemarles were concentrated in a new "C" Flight. That year also saw the arrival of a number of Dakotas, and of the Avro York C.1, as well as the start of flights to India in October 1943.

In July 1944 the Dakotas were withdrawn. "A" Flight operated the Yorks and "B" Flight the Liberators, but the last Liberators were gone by the end of the, and during 1945 the squadron only operated the York, carrying troops to the Middle and Far East.

October 1942-July 1944: Consolidated Liberator I and Liberator II
July 1944-December 1944: Consolidated Liberator VII
November 1942-March 1944: Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle I and II
October 1943-July 1944: Douglas Dakota I, Dakota III
November 1943-September 1949: Avro York C.1

10 October 1942-7 October 1946: Lyneham

Transport Command, 1942-1946


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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (23 March 2007), No. 511 Squadron (RAF): Second World War,

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