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No. 455 Squadron RAAF
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A No. 455 Squadron Beaufighter in 1944
Active 23 May 1941 – 26 May 1945
Country Australia Australia
Branch Royal Australian Air Force
Motto "Strike and strike again"
Engagements Second World War
Aircraft flown
Bomber Handley Page Hampden
Bristol Beaufighter

No. 455 Squadron was a Royal Australian Air Force squadron during World War II. The Squadron was formed in May 1941 and was equipped with Hampden bombers upon arrival in Britain in June. The Squadron served with RAF Coastal Command from April 1942 and made a deployment to the Soviet Union in September. No. 455 Squadron was reequipped with Beaufighters in October 1943 and operated against German shipping off Norway and in the Baltic Sea until the end of the war. No. 455 Squadron was disbanded on 25 May 1945.

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  • Rawlings, John D.R. Coastal, Support and Special Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Jane's Publishing Company Ltd., 1982. ISBN 0-7106-0187-5.

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