Thursday, June 11, 2015

RAF Far East 1945





No.903 WING
RAF Wing HQ COMILLA formed 1.10.44 ex No.165 (Tactical) Wing in No.224 Group; 1.12.44 redesignated No.903 (Tactical) Wing; 12.12.44 PATENGA; 1.2.45 AKYAB MAIN (HQ Flight moved from Daibang to Akyab Main 24.4.45); 30.6.45 to HQ RAF Malaya; 6.9.45 KALLANG; 1.10.45 to AHQ Malaya; Disbanded into AHQ Malaya 31.10.45. Squadrons - No.30 4.45-24.6.45; No.31 25.9.45-31.10.45; No.67 1.10.44-20.1.45 & 4.45; No.89 dett 4.45; No.135 dett 24.3.4524.6.45; No. 176 dett 4.45; No.273 23.4.45-28.4.45; No.292 4.45; No.354 from 29.4.45; No.2 IAF 20.1.45-27.5.45; No.3 IAF 11.3.45-18.4.45; No.4 IAF 19.2.45-4.3.45; No.9 IAF .45-1.5.45; 20th TR Sqn USAAF from 30.4.45; 40th PR Sqn USAAF 4.45. Aircraft of Communication Flight - Beaufighter X (NV289) 


No.904 WING
RAF Wing HQ COX'S BAZAR formed 1.10.44 ex No.167 (Tactical) Wing in No.224 Group; 6.45 HATHAZARI; 1.7.45 ULUNDERPET (satt at Tanjore); 1-16.10.45 KEMAJORAN under RAF Netherlands East Indies; Disbanded 30.11.46. Squadrons - No.5 12.4.45-28.4.45; No.30 2.11.44-11.44; No.31 12.45; No.47 21.11.45-26.2.46; No.60 7.45-10.46; No.81 10.4530.6.46; No.84 11.45-1.46; No.89 dett 4.45; No.ll0 12.45; No.123 12.4.45-28.4.45; No.131 from 1.7.45; No.134 12.44 (dett) , 12.4.45-28.4.45 & 8.6.45-1.7.45; No.135 2.11.44-12.4.45; No.155 12.45; No.176 dett 4.45; No.258 12.44 (dett) , 12.4.4528.4.45 & from 8.6.45; No.261 6.45-26.9.45; No.273 1.11.4420.12.44; No.292 4.45 ('E' FIt); No.656 12.45; No.681 12.451.4.46; No.2 IAF 10.11.44-12.44; No.4 IAF 1.10.44-11.1.45; No.9 IAF 1.10.44-2.11.44 & 28.11.44-7.2.45; No.10 IAF 12.44 - 7.2.45; 3rd TAF Comm Sqn from 2.12.44 ('B' Fit); 459th F Sqn USAAF 12.4.45-6.45; also two P-47 Sqns & two P-51 Sqns of USAAF 4.45. Aircraft of Communication Flight/Wing Leader - Harvard lIb (FS904); Thunderbolt I,ll (KL187 "AJW") 


No.905 WING
Formed 1.10.44 as No.905 (Tactical) Wing in No.224 Group at CHITTAGONG; 12.44 JALIAPALONG (Comm Fit at Maungdaw 1.45); 24.4.45 CHARRA (satt at Dalbhumgarh from 29.4.45); 6.45 to BOBBILI; 7.45 to VIZAGAPATAM; 12.9.45 BAIGACHI; 14.9.45 in transit; 21.9.45 KUALA LUMPUR under AHQ Malaya; Disbanded 31.10.45 to form SHQ Kuala Lumpur. Squadrons - No.5 10.12.44-12.4.45 & from 6.6.45; No.30 6.457.45; No.67 1.1.45-20.1.45; No.81 20.6.45-10.45; No.84 4.458.6.45; No.89 to 26.9.45; No.123 18.12.44-12.4.45 & 16.6.4520.6.45; No.131 1.45-10.6.45 & 9.45-31.10.45; No.134 11.4412.4.45; No.135 to 10.6.45; No.258 30.11.44-12.4.45 & 8.4531.10.45; No.273 1.1.45-18.2.45; No.615 13.2.45-10.6.45; No.656 10.45; No.3 IAF 20.1.45-11.3.45; No.4 IAF 11.1.4519.2.45; No.8 IAF 1.45-23.2.45; No.10 IAF 19.2.45-3.3.45. Aircraft of Communication Flight/Wing Leader - Spitfire VIII (MV410); Tiger Moth I (NL816) 


No.906 WING
RAF Wing HQ Imphal formed 1.10.44 ex No. 170 (Bomber) Wing in No.221 Group; 1.10.44 Sentinel Hill, TULIHAL; 1.12.44 redesignated No.906 (Tactical) Wing; 19-23.1.45 TABINGAUNG; 9-11.2.45 SADAUNG (satt at Ondaw); 3-7.4.45 DWEHLA; 1721.4.45 KWETNGE (satt still at Ondaw, also Kalewa from 30.4.45); 20.5.45 MINGALADON under AHQ Burma; Disbanded 13.11.45 and absorbed into RAF Mingaladon. Squadrons - No.11 1.10.44-30.10.44; No.17 22.1.45-20.2.45; No.20 29.12.44-10.1.45; No.28 4.2.45-5.10.45; No.34 21.1.454.6.45; No.43 1.10.44-23.4.45; No.60 10.44-11.12.44 & from 5.45; No.89 dett 16.10.44-5.45; No.113 21.1.45-4.6.45; No.152 1.10.44-29.10.44; No.155 1.10.44-26.4.45; No.176 dett 5.4513.11.45; No.273 16.5.45-11.9.45; No.607 11.12.44-19.8.45; No.1 IAF 1.10.44-1.45; No.8 IAF 1.8.45-13.11.45. Aircraft of Communication Flight/Wing Leader - Spitfire VIII (JG253 "HGG") 


No.907 WING
Formed 1.12.44 ex No.243 (Fighter) Wing as No.907 (Tactical) Wing in No.221 Group (later No.224 Group) at TAMU; 2629.1.45 KAN; 5-15.2.45 SINTHE; 30.4.45 Maida Vale strip, MAGWE; 17.5.45 FENI; 8-19.6.45 GANNAVARAM; 6.11.45 TANJORE; Redesignated SHQ 'B' at Tanjore 20.11.45. Squadrons - No.11 1.12.44-29.5.45; No.20 26.6.45-7.45; No.22 21.6.45-26.9.45; No.28 9.12.44-11.1.45; No.34 4.12.44 -10.12.44; No.42 23.4.45-27.5.45; No.146 6.3.45-31.3.45; No.152 1.12.44-5.45; No.155 1.12.44-27.12.45; No.217 23.7.45-26.9.45; No.261 1.4.45-23.4.45; No.1 IAF 1.45-4.4.45; No.7 IAF 26.3.45 -1.6.45. 


No.908 WING
RAF Wing HQ KUMBHIRGRAM formed 1.10.44 ex No.168 (Bomber) Wing in No.221 Group, initially with Nos.45, 146 & 261 Sqns; 1.12.44 redesignated No.908 (Tactical) Wing; 10.3.45 Advanced HQ to Thazi; 18-30.4.45 KINMAGON; 17.8.45 HMAWBI; 19.9.45 TAN SON NHUT, SAIGON; Disbanded 30.9.45 to form AHQ French Indo-China. Squadrons - No.22 to 11.1.45; No.34 4.6.45-2.7.45; No.45 30.9.44 - 25.4.45; No.47 10.1.45-7.9.45; No.79 to 19.11.44; No.82 15.12.44-25.4.45; No.ll0 20.5.45-10.9.45; No.113 4.6.45- 2.7.45; No.146, 30.9.44-21.11.44; No.261 30.9.44-22.11.44; No.273 19.9.45-30.9.45. 


No.909 WING
RAF Wing HQ PALEL formed 1.10.44 ex No.189 (Tactical) Wing in No.221 Group; 1.12.44 redesignated No.909 (Tactical) Wing; 11-24.12.44 KALEMYO; 3.2.45 YWADON; 9.2.45 MONYWA; 6.4.45 THEDAW (satt at Tennant); 6.6.45 TOUNGOO; 1011.8.45 ZAYATKWIN; Disbanded 30.9.45 to form AHQ Siam. Squadrons No.17 20.11.44-22.1.45 & 20.2.45-6.45; No.20 .10.1.45-20.6.45; No.28 11.1.45 - 4.2.45 & 26.4.45-5.45; No.34 1.10.44-21.1.45 & 18.8.45-30.9.45; No.60 11.12.44 -5.45; No.79 19.11.44-1.12.44; No.113 1.10.44-21.1.45 & 18.8.45-30.9.45; No.146 21.11.44-1.12.44; No.152 5.45-9.45; No.155 26.4.45 - 3.9.45 & 1.10.44-18.1.45; No.261 22.11.44-1.12.44; No.607 23.11.44-11.12.44 & 5.45-5.45; No.656 24.10.44 -4.45; No.681 1.45-4.45; No.1581 Flt 3.45. 


No.910 WING
Formed 1.12.44 as No.910 (Tactical) Wing at WANGJING in No.221 Group; 26.4.45 TENNANT; 6.5.45 TAUNGTHA; 17.5.45 MYINGJA NORTH; 7-10.6.45 MEIKTILA under AHQ Burma; Disbanded at HMAWBI 13.11.45. Squadrons - No.28 5.10.45-2.12.45; No.34 7.3.45-31.3.45, 2.7.45-18.8.45 & 30.9.45-15.10.45; No.42 1.7.45 -11.45; No.47 7.9.45-1.46; No.79 1.12.44 -30.12.45; No.113 2.7.45-18.8.45 & 30.9.45-13.10.45; No.146 1.12.44 -1.7.45; No.261 

1.12.4418.6.45 Aircraft of Communication Flight / Wing Leader - Harvard lIb (KFI13); Thunderbolt

The source is an Air Britain (Historians) Publication - book 'Royal Air Force Flying Training And Support Units, by Ray Sturtivant, John Hamlin & James J Halley. Published in 1997 - ISBN 0 85130 252 1

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