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    Hello all

    I am trying to find out more about 909 Wing in Burma 1944-5, but there seems to be scant info out there. Anything and everything would be useful, including which squadrons were in the Wing!

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    Computer-translation from http://www.maketarstvo.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30654
    909 Wing
    Renamed from 189 Wing 1.X.44. Commander Wg Cdr P. Richey 1.X.44. Subordinate No.221 Group. Composition at the end of X.44: 79, 146, 261 Sqn, Thunderbolt, Kumbhirgram. Moved to Wanjing under the newly founded 910 Wing, XII.44. Spitfire 17 Sqn XI.44-I.45 and II.45-V.45. Composition I 45, Taukkyan: 17 Sqn Spitfire, 60 Sqn Hurricane & 221 Comms Sqn (det). IV.45-IX.45 Commander Wg Cdr David Cox. Composition: 17 & 155 Sqn, Spitfire, Support IV Corps. Thedaw, Burma, IV.45: 17 Sqn Spitfire.
    Composition 30.VI.45:
    No.909 Wing. Commander Wg Cdr David Cox.
    No.152 Sqn, Thedaw, Spitfire VIII, S / Ldr G.Kerr.
    No.155 Sqn, Toungoo, Spitfire VIII, S / Ldr A.G. Conway.
    Toungoo, 221 Gp VI-VIII.45: 155 Sqn Spitfire, later 152 Sqn Spitfire. Siam from IX.45 onwards: 20 Sqn Spitfire XIV, 211 Sqn Mosquito, 685 Sqn (PR det) Mosquito. Dissolved 30.IX.45.

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    From Air Of Authority, www.rafweb.org, the fine site of member Malcolm Barrass.

    "No 909 Wing

    RAF Wing HQ Palel was formed on 1 October 1944 by redesignating No 189 (Tactical) Wing in No 221 Group and on 1 December was redesignated No 909 (Tactical) Wing and disbanded on 30 September 1945 to form AHQ Siam. The tables below show its various locations and the units assigned to it.
    Date Location
    11-24 Dec 1944 Kalemyo
    3 Feb 1945 Ywadon
    9 Feb 1945 Montwa
    6 Apr 1945 Thedaw (satelite at Tennant)
    6 Jun 1945 Toungoo
    10-11 Aug 1945 Zayatkwin


    Squadron Dates
    No 17 20 Nov 1944 - 22 Jan 1945, 20 Feb 1945 - Jun 1945
    No 20 10 Jan 1945 - 20 Jun 1945
    No 28 11 Jan 1945 - 4 Feb 1945, 26 Apr 1945 - May 1945
    No 34 1 Oct 1944 - 21 Jan 1945, 18 Aug 1945 - 30 Sep 1945
    No 60 11 Dec 1944 - May 1945
    No 79 19 Nov 1944 - 1 Dec 1944
    No 113 1 Oct 1944 - 21 Jan 1945, 18 Aug 1945 - 30 Sep 1945
    No 146 21 Nov 1944 - 1 Dec 1944
    No 152 May 1945 - Sep 1945
    No 155 26 Apr 1945 - 3 Sep 1945, 1 Oct 1944 - 18 Jan 1945
    No 261 22 Nov 1944 - 1 Dec 1944
    No 607 23 Nov 1944 - 11 Dec 1944, May 1945 - May 1945
    No 656 24 Oct 1944 - Apr 1945
    No 681 Jan 1945 - Apr 1945
    No 1581 Flt Mar 1945
    Wing Leaders: -
    xx May 1945 Wg Cdr D Cox"

    All in agreement with the 909 Wing entry at p 305
    Sturtivant RAF Flying Training & Support Units Since 1912 (Air Britain) 2007

    See also
    No. 909 (TACTICAL) WING Operations Record Book TNA AIR 26/500 per
    http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ils/r/C4097893
    Undigitised at National Archives - access by personal visit
    see https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/...avirus-update/
    Last edited by Don Clark; 20th July 2021 at 22:35. Reason: addnl
    Toujours propos

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