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No 159 - 179 Squadron Aircraft & Markings


No 159 Squadron

Liberator II#

Liberator II

May 1942 - Aug 1943

Liberator V#

Liberator V

Jul 1943 - Aug 1943

Liberator III#

Liberator III

Aug 1943 - Jun 1944

Liberator VI#

Liberator VI

Mar 1944 - Jul 1945

Liberator VI#

Liberator VIII

Jun 1945 - Jun 1946

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No 160 Squadron

Liberator II#

Liberator II

May 1942 - Jan 1943

Liberator III#

Liberator III

Mar 1943 - Oct 1945

Liberator V#

Liberator V

Jun 1943 - Nov 1945

Liberator VI of No 160 Squadron

Liberator VI

Jan 1944 - Feb 1945

#

Liberator VIII

Sep 1945 - Oct 1946

Lancaster GR Mk 3#

Lancaster GR Mk 3

Aug 1946 - Oct 1946

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No 161 Squadron

Lysander IIIA

Feb 1942 - Jun 1945

Whitley V#

Whitley V

Feb 1942 - Dec 1942

Havoc I#

Havoc I

Oct 1942 - Dec 1943

Albemarle I

Oct 1942 - Apr 1943

Halifax II Series 1#

Halifax II

Sep 1942 - Dec 1942

Halifax V Series 1A#

Halifax V

Oct 1942 - Oct 1944

Hudson I

Feb 1942 - Aug 1944

Hudson IIIA

Sep 1943 - Jun 1945

Hudson V

Sep 1943 - Jun 1945

Stirling IV#

Stirling IV

Sep 1944 - Jun 1945

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No 162 Squadron

#

Wellington IC

Jan 1942 - Feb 1944

Wellington III (Middle East Camouflage)#

Wellington III

Sep 1943 - Nov 1943, Jan 1944 - Jul 1944

Wellington X (Middle East camouflage)#

Wellington X

Apr 1944 -Sep 1944

#

Wellington DWI

Mar 1944 - Jul 1944

Bristol Blenheim IV#

Blenheim IV

Feb 1942 - Jul 1942

Bristol Blenheim V of No 162 Squadron

Blenheim V

Jul 1942 - Jan 1944

Baltimore II

Sep 1943 - Jan 1944

Baltimore I#

Baltimore I

Oct 1943 - Nov 1943

Baltimore III

Jan 1944 - Sep 1944

Mosquito VI#

Mosquito VI

Oct 1943 - Jan 1944, Apr 1944 - Jul 1944

Mosquito XXV of No 162 Squadron

Mosquito XXV

Dec 1944 - Jul 1946

Mosquito XX#

Mosquito XX

Feb 1945 - Jul 1946

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No 163 Squadron

Hudson IIIA

Jul 1942 - Aug 1942

Hudson VI

Jul 1942 - Dec 1942

Mosquito XXV#

Mosquito XXV

Jan 1945 - May 1945

Mosquito XVI#

Mosquito XVI

May 1945 - Aug 1945

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No 164 Squadron

Spitfire VA#

Spitfire VA

Apr 1942 - Sep 1942

Spitfire VB#

Spitfire VB

Sep 1942 - Feb 1943

Hurricane IID of No 164 Squadron (June 1943)

Hurricane IID

Feb 1943 - May 1943

Hurricane IV#

Hurricane IV

Feb 1943 - Feb 1944

Typhoon IB of No 164 Squadron (January 1945)

Typhoon IB

Jan 1944 - May 1945

Spitfire IX#

Spitfire IXE

Jun 1945 - Jul 1946

Spitfire XVI (Camouflage)#

Spitfire XVIE

Jul 1946 - Aug 1946

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No 165 Squadron

Spitfire VA#

Spitfire VA

Apr 1942 - Jun 1942

Spitfire VB#

Spitfire VB

May 1942 - Oct 1943

Spitfire VC#

Spitfire VC

Jul 1943 - Oct 1943

Spitfire IX#

Spitfire IX

Sep 1943 - Jan 1945

Spitfire IX of No 165 Squadron (July 1946)

Spitfire IXE

May 1945 - Sep 1946

Mustang III (original framed hood)#

Mustang III ('Malcolm' hood)#

Mustang III

Jan 1945 - May 1945

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No 166 Squadron

FE2b (Night Bomber)#

FE2b

Jun 1918 - Oct 1918

Handley Page V/1500#

V/1500 

Oct 1918 - May 1919

Handley Page Heyford#

Heyford III

Nov 1936 - Jul 1939

Whitley I (with turrets)#

Whitley I

Jan 1939 - Feb 1940

Whitley III#

Whitley III

Dec 1939 - Apr 1940

Wellington III#

Wellington III

Jan 1943  - Apr 1943

Wellington X#

Wellington X

Feb 1943 - Sep 1943

Lancaster III of no 166 Squadron (1944)

Lancaster III of No 166 Squadron (G-H Leader - 1944/1945)

Lancaster I/III

Sep 1943 - Nov 1945

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No 167 Squadron

Handley Page V/1500#

V/1500

Nov 1918 - May 1919

Spitfire VB#

Spitfire VB

Apr 1942 - Jun 1943

Spitfire VC#

Spitfire VC

Oct 1942 - Jun 1943

Warwick I

Nov 1944 - May 1945

Warwick III

Nov 1944 - Feb 1946

Anson XII#

Anson XII

Apr 1945 - Feb 1946

Dakota#

Dakota

Jun 1945 - Jan 1946

As a Ferry unit it flew a wide variety of types (1953 - 1958)

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No 168 Squadron

Tomahawk IIA

Jun 1942 - Nov 1942

Mustang I of No 168 Squadron (standard day fighter scheme)

Mustang I of No 168 Squadron (D-Day markings)

Mustang I

Nov 1942 - Aug 1943, Feb 1944 - Oct 1944

Mustang IA#

Mustang IA

Aug 1943 - Feb 1944

Typhoon IB ofNo 168 Squadron (January 1945)

Typhoon IB

Sep 1944 - Feb 1945

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No 169 Squadron

Mustang I of No 169 Squadron

Mustang I

Jun 1942 - Sep 1943

Mosquito II#

Mosquito II

Jan 1944 - Jul 1944

Mosquito VI of No 169 Squadron

Mosquito VI

Jun 1944 - Aug 1945

Mosquito XIX of No 169 Squadron

Mosquito XIX

Jan 1945 - Aug 1945

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No 170 Squadron

Mustang I#

Mustang I

Jun 1942 - Aug 1943

Mustang IA#

Mustang IA

Aug 1943 - Jan 1944

Lancaster I/III#

Lancaster I/III

Oct 1944 - Nov 1945

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No 171 Squadron

Tomahawk I

Jun 1942 - Dec 1942

Mustang IA#

Mustang IA

Sep 1942 - Dec 1942

Stirling III of No 171 Squadron (fitted with ABC)

Stirling III

Sep 1944 - Jan 1945

Halifax III of No 171 Squadron

Halifax III

Oct 1944 - Jul 1945

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No 172 Squadron

Wellington VIII of No 172 Squadron

Wellington VIII

Apr 1942 - Mar 1943

Wellington XII#

Wellington XII

Dec 1942 - Oct 1943

Wellington XIV#

Wellington XIV

Aug 1943 - Jun 1945

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No 173 Squadron

Hawker Audax#

Audax

Jun 1942 - Feb 1943

Lysander II

Jul 1942 - Jul 1943

Hawker Hart#

Hart

Jul 1942 - Aug 1943

Hurricane I#

Hurricane I

Bristol Blenheim IV#

Blenheim IV

Oxford I#

Oxford

Jul 1942 - Sep 1943

Moth Minor

Gull Six

Magister

Jul 1942 - Oct 1943

Boston III#

Boston III

Electra

Jul 1942 - Jan 1944

Lodestar, Proctor I, Argus I

Jul 1942 - Feb 1944

Dragon Rapide

Aug 1942 - Oct 1942

SM 79

Dec 1942 - Apr 1943

Reliant

Junkers JU52/3m

Feb 1943 - Feb 1943

Scion Senior

Feb 1943 - Sep 1943

Hawker Hardy#

Hardy

Mar 1943 - Apr 1943

Beaufighter I#

Beaufighter If

Apr 1943 - Sep 1943

Anson I#

Anson I

Sep 1943 - Feb 1944

It also used a wide variety of light communications types from time to time.

From 1953 to 1957, it ferried a wide range of types, but used the types listed for aircrew ferrying.

Anson C Mk 19#

Anson C Mk 19

Feb 1953 - Sep 1957

Varsity T Mk 1

Feb 1955 - Feb 1957

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No 174 Squadron

Hurricane IIB of No 174 Squadron (May 1942)

Hurricane IIB

Mar 1942 - Apr 1943

Typhoon IB of No 174 Squadron (mid 1944)

Typhoon IB

Apr 1943 - Apr 1945, Aug 1945 - Sep 1945

Tempest V#

Tempest V

Sep 1945 - Apr 1946

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No 175 Squadron

Hurricane IIB#

Hurricane IIB

Mar 1942 - Apr 1943

Typhoon IB of No 175 Squadron (Autumn 1944)

Typhoon IB of No 175 Squadron (July 1945)

Typhoon IB

Apr 1943 - Sep 1945

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No 176 Squadron

Beaufighter I (SEAC markings)#

Beaufighter I

Jan 1943 - Aug 1943

Beaufighter VIf#

Beaufighter VI

Jan 1943 - Aug 1945

Hurricane IIC

Hurricane IIC

May 1943 - Jan 1944

#

Mosquito XVI

Jun 1945 - Jul 1945

Mosquito XIX of No 176 Squadron

Mosquito XIX

Jul 1945 - Jun 1946

Meteor/Venom/Javelin

Jan 1956 - Oct 1958

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No 177 Squadron

Beaufighter VIf#

Beaufighter VI

May 1943 - May 1944

Beaufighter X#

Beaufighter X

Nov 1943 - Jul 1945

Beaufighter XI#

Beaufighter XI

Nov 1945 - May 1944

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No 178 Squadron

Liberator II#

Liberator II

Jan 1943 - Dec 1943

Liberator III#

Liberator III

Sep 1943 - Jul 1944

Liberator VI#

Liberator VI

Jan 1944 - Jan 1946

Halifax II Series 1#

Halifax II

May 1943 - Sep 1943

Lancaster III#

Lancaster III

Nov 1945 - Apr 1946

No 179 Squadron

Wellington VIII#

Wellington VIII

Sep 1942 - Sep 1943

Wellington XIV#

Wellington XIV

Aug 1943 - Nov 1944

Warwick V

Nov 1944 - May 1946

Lancaster ASR III of No 179 Squadron

Lancaster ASR III

Feb 1946 - Sep 1946

Images marked # are to show aircraft type not squadron markings

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