RCAF 1942-1943

December 1942 – August 1943: Royal Canadian Air Force Dunsfold

Aerodrome was HQ for four squadrons of RCAF: 168, 400, 414, 430, together known as No.39 (RCAF) Wing. They were flying Tomahawks initially, superseded by Mustangs.

Their activities were largely training and reconnaissance. But Dunsfold also acted as an emergency landing place for damaged aircraft returning from the continent (11). There were many accidents ( see Appendices).

400 Squadron Serials:

Tomahawk I:      AH747, AH748, AH749, AH756, AH758, AH761, AH767, AH768, AH776, AH777, AH781, AH786, AH787, AH789, AH796, AH806, AH810, AH812, AH817, AH818, AH823, AH824, AH825, AH827, AH831, AH839, AH840, AH841, AH844, AH845, AH848, AH850, AH851, AH853, AH855, AH857, AH861, AH862, AH863, AH865, AH880,

Tomahawk IIA:         AH882, AH884, AH885, AH889, AH891, AH895, AH909, AH946, AH997

Tomahawk IIB:        AK105, AK120, AK124, AK165,

Mustang I:       AG355, AG392, AG395, AG404, AG488, AG521, AG528, AG531, AG538, AG540, AG558, AG577, AG583, AG587, AG589, AG591, AG615, AG629, AG641, AG645, AG658, AG659, AG660, AG661, AG662, AL962, AL971, AL973, AL992, AM102, AM104, AM114, AM126, AM129, AM151, AM158, AM173, AM176, AM184, AM187, AM212, AM225, AM237, AM240, AM256, AP173, AP176, AP191, AP202, AP211, AP222, AP237, AP259, AP261,

RCAF 400 Sqn. Tomahawk (History Hanger Society)
RCAF 400 Sqn. Tomahawk (History Hanger Society)
RCAF 400 Sqn. Tomahawk (History Hanger Society)
RCAF 400 Sqn. Tomahawk (History Hanger Society)
RCAF 400 Sqn. Tomahawk (History Hanger Society)
RCAF 400 Sqn. Tomahawk (History Hanger Society)

 

Further info:

400 Squadron photographs


11 McCue, 1991: pp33-62

2 Replies to “RCAF 1942-1943”

  1. Hi Frank, We are working on building a comprehensive list of the RAF squadrons stationed at Dunsfold. Obviously there was a fairly swift rotation of squadrons during the early years. If you have some insight, detail or anecdote – it would be most gratefully received.
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