|207 Squadron Royal Air Force|
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Updated: 14 May 04
Reformed: Nov 1940
Squadron was based at:
RAF Waddington :: Nov 1940 - Nov 1941
RAF Bottesford :: Nov 1941 - 20 Sep 1942
RAF Langar :: 20 Sep 1942 - 12 Oct 1943
RAF Spilsby :: 12 Oct 1943 - Jul 1945
RAF Methwold :: Oct 1945 - Apr 1946
RAF Tuddenham :: Apr 1946 - Nov 1946
RAF Stradishall :: Nov 1946 - Feb 1949
RAF Mildenhall :: Feb 1949 -
Squadron code: EM
Manchester :: Nov 1940 -
Hampden :: Jul 1941 - Aug 1941
Washington B MkI ::
207 Sqn reformed at RAF Waddington in Nov 1940 and was the first squadron to receive the Avro Manchester heavy bomber. The Hampden was used during July and August 1941 to supplement 207 Sqn's Manchester aircraft which were having reliability problems.
During its two years at RAF Spilsby, 207 Sqn suffered its heaviest losses. 154 Lancasters were lost with 511 aircrew killed.
On 25 Feb 1941 part of the 207 Sqn complement became the third reformation of 97 Sqn.
Gunning for the Enemy (Wallace McIntosh of 207 Sqn, DFC and Bar, DFM)
A navigator's story on 97 Sqn website (also on 207 Sqn)
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