No. 288 Squadron (RAF): Second World War

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No.288 Squadron was formed from No.12 Group Anti Aircraft Cooperation Flight in 1941 and continued to serve in that role for the rest of the Second World War.

The squadron operated a wide number of different aircraft in detachments at a number of airfields in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. It largely converted to the Vultee Vengeance in May 1945. The various aircraft were used for gunlaying training and for target towing. The squadron was disbanded on 15 June 1945.

Aircraft - wide range of types
Boulton Paul Defiant I and III, Bristol Beaufighter I, Bristol Blenheim IV, Hawker Hurricane I, IIC, IV, Lockheed Hudson III, Supermarine Spitfire V, IX and XVI, Vultee Vengeance II, Westland Lysander II and III, Oxford I and II

November 1941-December 1942: Digby
December 1942-January 1943: Wellingore
January-November 1943: Digby
November 1943: Coleby Grange
November 1943-January 1944: Digby
January-November 1944: Collyweston
November 1944-August 1945: Church Fenton
August 1945-May 1946: Hutton Cranswick
May-June 1946: East Moor

Squadron Codes: RP

1941-1945: Anti Aircraft Cooperation



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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (30 September 2011), No. 288 Squadron (RAF): Second World War,

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