No.146 Squadron

A panther’s head couped, facing to the sinister
A panther’s head couped, facing to the sinister
Percutit insidians pardus - The watchful panther strikes
15 October 1941
30 June 1945

No 146 Squadron was formed at Risalpur with four aircraft from B Flight of No 5 Squadron. A few days before the Far East war began the unit moved to Assam to provide a fighter defence for the area. In 1942 No 146 Squadron aircraft equipment changed twice before settling on the Hurricane. By 1943 the squadron was flying ground attack operations against the Japanese. It briefly moved from the Burma Front to southern India before returning to Burma re-equipped with Thunderbolts. No 146 Squadron aircraft attacked Japanese bases and communications through until 30 June 1945 when the squadron disbanded.


Audax 1941 - 1942
Mohawk 1942 - 1942
Buffalo 1942 - 1942
Hurricane II 1942 - 1944
Thunderbolt I/II 1944 – 1945

Reference Sources

The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force
James J Halley Air Britain (Historians) Ltd 1988

RAF Squadrons
Wg Cdr C G Jefford Airlife 2001

Fighter Squadrons of the RAF and their aircraft
John D R Rawlings Crecy Books 1993

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