No. 455 Squadron was a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) torpedo bomber squadron during World War II and became famous as part of the "ANZAC Strike Wing" that was formed from Australian and New Zealand squadrons. Raised in early 1941, mainly from Australian personnel, the squadron served over Europe during the war, operating from various bases in the United Kingdom; it also briefly sent a detachment to the Soviet Union in 1942.

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  • No. 455 Squadron was a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) torpedo bomber squadron during World War II and became famous as part of the "ANZAC Strike Wing" that was formed from Australian and New Zealand squadrons. Raised in early 1941, mainly from Australian personnel, the squadron served over Europe during the war, operating from various bases in the United Kingdom; it also briefly sent a detachment to the Soviet Union in 1942. Operating Handley Page Hampdens and Bristol Beaufighters, the squadron mainly undertook anti-shipping and anti-submarine operations during the war. It was disbanded in May 1945 following the cessation of hostilities against Germany.
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  • 1941-01-01 (xsd:date)
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  • 1941-01-01 (xsd:date)
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  • *Berlin, 1940–1945
  • *Fortress Europe, 1940–1944
  • *France and Germany, 1944–1945
  • *German Ports, 1940–1945
  • *Normandy, 1944
  • *Ruhr, 1940–1945
  • *Arctic, 1940–1945
  • *Baltic, 1939–1945
  • *English Channel and North Sea, 1939–1945
  • *Russia, 1941–1945
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  • In front of two battle axes in saltire a winged helmet
  • 2 (Aug 1943 – Jul 1944)
  • UB (Jun 1941 – Aug 1943, Jul 1944 – May 1945)
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  • Strike and strike again
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  • Bomber
  • Torpedo bomber
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  • United Kingdom
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  • *English Channel and North Sea, 1939–1945 *Baltic, 1939–1945 *Fortress Europe, 1940–1944 *France and Germany, 1944–1945 *Ruhr, 1940–1945 *Berlin, 1940–1945 *German Ports, 1940–1945 *Normandy, 1944 *Arctic, 1940–1945 *Russia, 1941–1945
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  • A No. 455 Squadron Beaufighter in 1944
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  • Australia
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  • --05-23
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  • Strike and strike again
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  • No. 455 Squadron was a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) torpedo bomber squadron during World War II and became famous as part of the "ANZAC Strike Wing" that was formed from Australian and New Zealand squadrons. Raised in early 1941, mainly from Australian personnel, the squadron served over Europe during the war, operating from various bases in the United Kingdom; it also briefly sent a detachment to the Soviet Union in 1942.
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  • No. 455 Squadron RAAF
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