No. 300 (Masovain) Squadron

Royal Air Force

 

Motto:

 

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Updated: January 2008

Source: The Bomber Command War Diaries, By Matrin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt

Service History

A Polish squadron formed in July 1940, but utilized RAF and other aircrew nationalities as the war progressed. Became operational under the control of No. 1 Group in September 1940 and remained with the group until the end of the war

 

Squadron Identity Letters

Stations

BH

Winthorpe (Newark),  Swinderby, Hemswell (twice),

Ingham (twice), Fladingworth

 

Logistics

Operational Performance

Operational Sorties And Losses

Group

Aircraft

Bombing Targets Tasked

Mine Laying Areas Tasked

Leaflets

Total Sorties

Flown

Aircraft Lost

Percent

1 GP

Battle

7

0

0

47

0

0.00

1 GP

Wellington

218

105

0

2421

47

1.90

1 GP

Lancaster

138

0

0

1216

30

2.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

363

105

0

3684

77

2.10

Of Note:

The first Polish squadron to be formed in Bomber Command

Carried out more raids, sorties, and suffered more losses than any other Allied Squadron

Carried out the most aids and sorties on any No. 1 Group Wellington squadron

Memorial

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