No.467 Squadron

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None authorised
07 November 1942
30 September 1945

No. 467 squadron was formed at RAF Scampton on 7 November 1942. It formed part of No. 5 Group as a heavy bomber unit.

The squadron flew Lancaster aircraft from 2 January 1943 until the end of the European war, in all of the major Bomber Command campaigns against German occupied Europe. In late November 1942 the squadron moved to RAF Bottesford. It spent a year there before going to RAF Waddington. Whilst at this base in June 1943, the squadron helped to inaugurate the shuttle-bombing raids. Flying home from bombing Friedrichshafen on 20/21 June it flew to North Africa and on the return flight bombed La Spezia.

No. 467 squadron used the famous Lancaster R5868. This aircraft flew 137 sorties, more than any other RAF heavy bomber except ED888.

The squadron moved to RAF Metheringham in June 1945 and was disbanded at this base on 30 September 1945.


Lancaster I/III 1942 - 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

Bomber Squadrons of the RAF and their aircraft
Phillip J.R. Moyes Macdonald & Jane’s 1976

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