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276 SQDN

276 SQDN
Author: C HART (Guest)
Time Stamp:
20:15:35 09 August 2001
Post:
HI

CAN ANYONE GIVE ME DETAILS ON WHERE TO FIND OUT MORE ON 276 SQD I'M TRYING TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT A FAMILY MEMBER WHO DIED DURING 1944. I KNOW HIS RESTING PLACE ETC BUT NOTHING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS FLIGHT ECT. CAN ANYONE HELP...


RE: 276 SQDN
Author: Ross_McNeill
Time Stamp:
07:33:42 10 August 2001
Post:
Hi,

No.276 Sqn was one of the Air Sea Rescue Squadrons.

If you can give the name of the airman and the date of death then we may be able to give details of operation involved.

Regards

Ross


RE: 276 SQDN
Author: Chris Charland (Guest)
Time Stamp:
18:42:45 10 August 2001
Post:
Hi

The following information pertains to the squadron for the period of 1944 only.

Cheers...Chris

No.276 A.S.R. Squadron belonged to No.85 Group of the Tactical Air Force. It operated the following types of aircraft during 1944.

Supermarine Walrus Mk.I

Avro Anson Mk.I (until March 1944)

Supermarine Sea Otter (until May 1944)

Supermarine Spitfire IIa (until May 1944)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb (as of May 1944)

Vickers Warwick A.S.R. Mk.I (from April 1944 to November 1944)

The squadron operated from the following locations for the aforementioned time frame.

No.276 A.S.R. Squadron arrived at R.A.F. Station Portreath, Cornwall on the 4th of April.

A detachment of Spitfire Mk.Vb's was sent to R.A.F. Station Bolt Head, Devon in June .

As well, detachment of Spitfire Mk.Vb's was sent to A.23 Querqueville, France after D-Day.

On the 18th of September, the squadron was moved to A.23 Querqueville, France.

No.276 Squadron relocated to B.48 Amiens / Glisy, France on the 30th of September. While there, the unit maintained detachments at R.A.F. Station Portreath and B.61 St.Denis / Westrem, Belgium.

On the 25th of October the squadron moved again, this time to B.63 St,Croix. While there, they maintained detachments at B.67 Ursel, Belgium and B.61 St.Denis / Westrem, Belgium.

The final move of 1944 took place on the 14th of December when at that time, the squadron relocated to B.83 Knocke le Zout, Belgium while maintaining their existing detachment at B.61 St.Denis / Westrem.



RE: 276 SQDN
Author: Hans Nauta (Guest)
Time Stamp:
11:29:05 11 August 2001
Post:
Hi,

A part of the history of 276 Squadron has been published in 1994 by Norman L. R. Franks in his book 'Another kind of courage' ISBN 1 85260 441 7.

I have it here on the shelf and if you like I can have a look if your family member and circumstances around his loss are mentioned in the book.

Regards,

Hans Nauta