No. 177 Squadron RAF

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No. 177 Squadron RAF
Active 11 Jan 1943 -1 Jul 1945
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Ensign of the Royal Air Force.svg Royal Air Force
Motto Latin: Silentur in medias res (Silently into the midst of things)
Insignia
Squadron Badge Two cannon and a viper

No. 177 Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron that was a light bomber unit based in India in World War II.

History[edit]

Formation in World War II[edit]

The squadron was formed at RAF Amarda Road and Allahabad India on 14 January 1943. It was equipped with Beaufighters and began operations against the Japanese in September 1943. The squadron converted to rocket armament for operations in Burma and disbanded on 1 July 1945.

Aircraft operated[edit]

Aircraft operated by no. 177 Squadron RAF
From To Aircraft Variant
May 1943 May 1944 Bristol Beaufighter VIC
Nov 1943 Jul 1945 Bristol Beaufighter X

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References[edit]

  1. ^ C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-053-6. 

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