No. 487 Squadron

Royal New Zealand Air Force

 

Motto:

 

KI TE MUTUNGA

(Through To The End)

 

 

Updated: January 2008

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

Service History

Formed in No. 2 Group operated with the group until the entire group was posted out of Bomber Command to the 2nd Tactical Air Force

 

Squadron Identity Letters

Stations

Unknown

Fletwell, Methwold

 

Logistics

Operational Performance

Operational Sorties And Losses

Group

Aircraft

Bombing Targets Tasked

Mine Laying Areas Tasked

Leaflets

Total Sorties

Flown

Aircraft Lost

Percent

2 GP

Ventura

27

0

0

273

15

5.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

27

0

0

273

15

5.50

Of Note:

Victoria Cross : S/L L.H. Trent, Amsterdam Power Station, 3 May 1943

Memorial

No. 487 Squadron, RAAF