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Statistics 
The following statistics relate to the Squadron's operations in WWII and are from The Bomber Command War Diaries, Authors: Martin Middlebrook & Chris Everitt, Midland Publishing, 2000.
 
 
Operational Performance

 

Raids Flown

 

 
Bombing
 
Minelaying

 

3 Group Stirlings

 
167
 
11

 

8 Group Stirlings

 
82
 
7

 

8 Group Lancasters

 
279
 
--

 

Total

 
528
 
18

 

 

Sorties & Losses

 

 
Sorties
 
Aircraft Lost
 
%

 

3 Group Stirlings

 
918
 
41
 
4.5

 

8 Group Stirlings

 
826
 
37
 
4.5

 

8 Group Lancasters

 
3316
 
87
 
2.6

 

Total

 
5060
 
165
 
3.3

 

Points of Interest

  • Introduced the Stirling to operational service.
  • An original Pathfinder Squadron.
  • Introduced (with 35 Squadron) H2S to operations.
  • Suffered third highest percentage losses in Bomber Command.
  • Carried out most bombing raids in 8 Group heavy-bomber squadrons.
  • Suffered highest overall & percentage losses in 8 Group.
  • Suffered highest percentage losses in Stirling squadrons.
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