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No. 519 Squadron (RAF): Second World War

No. 519 Squadron (RAF): Second World War

No. 519 Squadron (RAF) during the Second World War

Aircraft - Locations - Group and Duty - Books

No.519 Squadron was a meteorological squadron that operated over the North Sea and into the Atlantic. The squadron was formed from No.1406 (Met) Flight on 15 August 1943, and was initially equipped with Spitfires and Hampdens. These allowed it to fly short and medium range meteorological flights over the North Sea and the seas north of Scotland.

In November 1944 the squadron was given a number of Fortresses, allowing it to fly longer range missions over the Atlantic. These aircraft went when the Lend-Lease arrangements expired after the war and the squadron converted to the Halifax, before disbanding on 31 May 1946.

Aircraft
August 1943-October 1943: Handley Page Hampden I
August 1943-January 1945: Supermarine Spitfire VI
September 1943-October 1943: Lockheed Hudson III and IIIA
October 1943-October 1944: Lockheed Ventura V
July 1944-March 1945: Lockheed Hudson III and IIIA
October 1944-December 1945: Supermarine Spitfire VII
November 1944-September 1945: Boeing Fortress II
August 1945-May 1946: Handley Page Halifax III and VI

Location
August-December 1943: Wick
December 1943-November 1944: Skitten
November 1944-August 1945: Wick
August-November 1945: Tain
November 1945-May 1946: Leuchars

Squadron Codes: Z9

Duty
1943-1945: Meteorological Squadron

Books

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