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No. 576 Squadron RAF
Active 1944-1945
Country United Kingdom
Branch Royal Air Force
Motto Carpe Diem

No. 576 Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Second World War bomber squadron.



No. 576 Squadron was formed from C Flight of No. 103 Squadron RAF on 25 November 1943 at RAF Elsham Wolds in Lincolnshire. Eleven months later 576 Squadron moved to RAF Fiskerton, a little way outside Lincoln.

During its brief period of existence 576 Squadron operated only one type of aircraft, the Avro Lancaster four-engine heavy bomber. It carried out 2,788 operation sorties with the Lancaster with the loss of 66 aircraft.[1]

576 Squadron was disbanded at Fiskerton on 13 September 1945.



  1. ^ Falconer 2003, page 256


  • Falconer, Jonathan (2003). Bomber Command Handbook 1939-1945. Stroud, England: Sutton Publishing. ISBN 0 7509 3171 X.  

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