No. 42 Squadron (Finland)

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No. 42 Squadron Finnish Air Force
Country Finland
Branch Finnish Air Force
Role bomber
Engagements Winter War, Continuation War

No. 42 Squadron (Finnish: Lentolaivue 42 or LLv.42, from 3 May 1942 Le.Lv.42), renamed No. 42 Bomber Squadron (Finnish: Pommituslentolaivue 42 or PLe.Lv.42 on 14 February 1944) was a bomber squadron of the Finnish Air Force during World War II. The squadron was part of Flying Regiment 4.

Organization[edit]

Winter War[edit]

  • 1st Flight (1. Lentue)
  • 2nd Flight (2. Lentue)
  • 3rd Flight (3. Lentue)

The Squadron was equipped with 12 Bristol Blenheim Is.

Continuation War[edit]

  • 1st Flight (1. Lentue)
  • 2nd Flight (2. Lentue)
  • 3rd Flight (3. Lentue)
  • ? Flight of No. 44 Squadron (?./Le.Lv.44)
  • Photography Flight or Flight Ahtiainen (Valokuvauslentue or Lentue Ahtiainen)

The equipment consisted of 18 Bristol Blenheim Mk.Is, later equipped with Blenheim Mk.IVs.

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