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No. 357 Squadron RAF
Active 1 February 1944 - 15 November 1945
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Air Force
Part of South East Asia Command.
Base Jessore, Bengal
Motto Mortem hostibus
Latin: "We bring death to the enemy"
Equipment Consolidated Liberator
Lockheed Hudson
Douglas Dakota
Westland Lysander

No. 357 Squadron RAF was a special flight involved in the supply of covert forces behind enemy lines, and was formed on 1 February 1944 at Digri, Bengal from No.1576 (Special Duties) Flight. The squadron was equipped with Consolidated Liberator and Lockheed Hudson aircraft, which formed "A" Flight, whilst "B" Flight consisted of four Consolidated Catalina aircraft operated by the squadron from Red Hills Lake, Madras. The Catalina flight became No. 628 squadron on 21 March 1944.

On the 15 September 1944, No. 357 squadron moved to Jessore, Bengal.

Early in 1945 the Hudsons were replaced by Douglas Dakotas, and "C" Flight equipped with Westland Lysanders joined the squadron.

The squadron disbanded on the 15 November 1945.


  • "Burma Liberators"by John R.W. Gwynne-Timothy (ISBN 1-895578-02-7)

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