First & Last Sorties
FIRST & LAST SORTIES
The Squadron's first operational sortie of World War 2 took place from Acklington on the 16th February 1943 when it was scrambled on interceptor duties.
The Squadron's last operational sortie of World War 2 took place from B150 (Hustedt) near Celle, Germany, on the 4th of May 1945 when eight of its aircraft carried out a search for enemy shipping in the Baltic but no targets were found.
FIRST & LAST CASUALTIES
The Squadron's first loss of World War 2 was Sgt ERNEST J. R. ANSELL RAFVR.
Aged 21. Service Number 1235559. Engine caught fire and crashed into the English Channel 5 miles south of Dover on the 1st of April 1943. He is buried in the City of London Cemetery UK.
Aircraft Hawker Typhoon 1a, Serial Number DN299
The Squadron's last loss of World War 2 was P/O RAYMOND T. CASEY RAAF.
Aged 22. Service Number 437196. Killed when he was shot down by flak near Bremen on the 23rd April 1945. He is buried in the Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany.
Aircraft Hawker Typhoon 1b, Serial Number SW472 (TP.K)