No. 455 Squadron

Royal Australian Air Force

 

Motto:

 

STRIKE AND STRIKE AGAIN

 

 

 

 

Updated: January 2008

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

Service History

The nucleus of the squadron’s ground personnel was formed on 23 May 1941 although it would be August 1941 before the squadron become fully operation within No. 5 Group. Transferred to Costal Command in April 1942, where it operated in a torpedo-bomber role throughout the war

 

Squadron Identity Letters

Stations

UB

Swinderby, Wigsley

 

Logistics

Operational Performance

Operational Sorties And Losses

Group

Aircraft

Bombing Targets Tasked

Mine Laying Areas Tasked

Leaflets

Total Sorties

Flown

Aircraft Lost

Percent

5 GP

Hampden

56

29

7

424

14

3.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

56

29

7

424

14

3.30

Of Note:

The first Australian squadron within Bomber Command

Memorial

Unknown