No. 30 Squadron (SAAF): Second World War

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No.30 Squadron, S.A.A.F., was a medium bomber squadron that operated in Italy from August 1944 until the end of the Second World War.

The squadron was formed on 12 August 1944 at Pescara, where it was equipped with the Martin Marauder. Operations began on 25 August and continued until 15 October. After a month long rest they resumed on 22 November and continued until the end of the war. During both of these periods No.30 Squadron concentrated its efforts on attacks on German road and rail communications behind the front lines. The squadron was disbanded on 15 July 1945.

Aircraft
August 1944-September 1945: Martin Marauder III

Location
August-October 1944: Pescara
October 1944-June 1945: Iesi
June-July 1945: Biferno

Squadron Codes: T

Duty
1944-1945: Medium Bomber Squadron, Mediterranean

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (5 November 2009), No. 30 Squadron (SAAF): Second World War, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/SAAF/30_wwII.html

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