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The history of the 333 squadron's anti-submarine operations during WWII and in the post-war period

The history of the 333 squadron's anti-submarine operations during WWII and in the post-war period

U-534 was heading north towards Norway, when it was attacked by a Liberator aircraft from RAF 547 Squadron which dropped depth charges. U-534 took heavy damage and began to sink by the stern. Amazingly forty-nine of the fifty-two crew members survived, including four who escaped via a torpedo hatch. The …

Commissioned in Hamburg in late the U 534 is a Type IX C 40 long-range ocean going submarine.

The No 331 and No 332 Norwegian RAF Fighter Squadrons scored many air victories: 180 confirmed destroyed, 35 probables and more than 100 damaged.

The No 331 and No 332 Norwegian RAF Fighter Squadrons scored many air victories: 180 confirmed destroyed, 35 probables and more than 100 damaged.

Northrop N3P , From No. 330 Squadron, a Norwegian unit in the RAF.

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Adolph Gysbert Malan (seated right), DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar (24 Mar 1910 – 17 Sep 1963), better known as 'Sailor' Malan, was a famed South African WW II RAF fighter pilot who led No. 74 Sqdn RAF during the height of the Battle of Britain. Malan was known for sending German bomber pilots home with dead crews as a warning to other Luftwaffe crews. Under his leadership No. 74 became one of the RAF's best units. Malan scored 27 kills, seven shared destroyed, three probably destroyed and 16…

For a while 74 Sqn operated as part of 145 Cross of Lorraine Wing in Europe alongside three French squadrons. Pressed into use as a chapel by the Wing was a section

During the German occupation, Norwegians already abroad, or those escaping from occupied Norway, ensured a constant supply of flight and ground personnel. On the 21st of July 1941 No.331 (Norwegian) Squadron was formed at Catterick in Yorkshire. Operationally it was under the control of the RAF. The RAF unit code was FN, and legend has it that this stands for "First Norwegian". That, however, has never been officially acknowledged.

During the German occupation, Norwegians already abroad, or those escaping from…

WWII 1940 - Royal Air Force (RAF) No. 330 (Norwegian) Squadron Northrop N-3PB (Single-Engined Piston Float Plane)

Northrop Nomad was a single-engined American floatplane of the

Caesar Barrand Hull, DFC (26 February 1914 – 7 September 1940) was a Royal Air Force (RAF) flying ace during the Second World War, noted especially for his part in the fighting for Narvik during the Norwegian Campaign in 1940, and for being one of "The Few"—the Allied pilots of the Battle of Britain, in which he was shot down and killed.

Squadreon Leader Caesar Hull, killed in action September 1940 during the Battle of Britain.

Svein Heglund, Norways top scoring Spitfire pilot with 16,5 kills strikes a pose in front of his Spitfire Mk IX in 1943. Heglund went on to become a succesfull Mosquito nightfighter pilot with 85 Squadron after his spell with 331 Sqd.

Svein Heglund, Norways top scoring Spitfire pilot with kills strikes a pose in front of his Spitfire Mk IX in Heglund went on to become a succesfull Mosquito nightfighter pilot with 85 Squadron after his spell with 331 Sqd.

Eric Kennington (English, 1888-1960), Captain W Mohr : a Squadron Commander of the Royal Norwegian Air Force serving with the RAF, 1942.

"Captain W. Mohr, a Squadron Commander of the Royal Norwegian Air Force serving with the RAF," 1942 Eric Kennington

The Great Escape Murders: 76 Allied airmen had tunneled out. When captured, 50 of them were murdered: 25 Britons, 6 Canadians, 3 Australians, 2 New Zealanders, 3 South Africans, 4 Poles, 2 Norwegians, one French and a Greek. Still in their escape clothes: Lt.s Hallada Espelid and Nils Fuglesang, Norwegians with the RAF, Australian Squadron Leader James Catanach and Pilot Officer Arnold Christensen of the Royal New Zealand Air Force shortly after their arrest in Flensburg in March 1944.

The Great Escape murders: How the Nazi slaughter of escaped heroes led to one of post-war Europe's biggest manhunts

The Great Escape murders: How the Nazi slaughter of escaped heroes led to one of post-war Europes biggest manhunts

#airshowscot www.nms.ac.uk/...Head to East Fortune Airfield with the RAF Red Arrows. Joining the line-up are the Swiss Air Force PC-7 Team in nine Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainers and the Norwegian Air Force Historic Squadron in a MiG 15 UTI and two de Havilland Vampires. Other aircraft are the Black Cats helicopter display team, a Catalina flying boat and three bi-planes; a Fairey Swordfish, a Stolp Starduster and a Bucker Jungmann.

#airshowscot www.nms.ac.uk/...Head to East Fortune Airfield with the RAF Red Arrows. Joining the line-up are the Swiss Air Force PC-7 Team in nine Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainers and the Norwegian Air Force Historic Squadron in a MiG 15 UTI and two de Havilland Vampires. Other aircraft are the Black Cats helicopter display team, a Catalina flying boat and three bi-planes; a Fairey Swordfish, a Stolp Starduster and a Bucker Jungmann.

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