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44 (Rhodesia) Squadron

Lancaster I R5666

Lancaster ASRIII PB251/G

44 Squadron was formed on 24 July 1917 as a Home Defence Corps. The squadron pioneered the use of the Sopwith Camel in night fighter operations. By the end of the First World War it was commanded by Arthur Harris, later known as Bomber Harris.

Disbanded in 1919, the squadron was reformed as a bomber squadron in March 1937 and equipped with Hawker Hinds. Moving to RAF Waddington later that year, it was equipped with Bristol Blenheims rather than Handley Page Hampdens. During the war the squadron was subsequently based at RAF Dunholme Lodge, near Dunholme, then RAF Spilsby at Great Steeping in Lincolnshire.

At the outbreak of the Second World War, as part of Bomber Harris' No. 5 Group, the squadron was commanded by John Nelson Boothman, winner of the Schneider Trophy in September 1931. It was one of only two squadrons to operate continuously throughout the war. There were two squadron commanders who held the Victoria Cross - Wing Commanders Roderick Learoyd and John Nettleton.

In 1941 the squadron was renamed No. 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron in honour of the Rhodesian contribution to Britain's war effort, and also to recognise that up to 25% of the ground and air crew were Rhodesian. The badge is based upon the seal of Lo Bengula (Lobengula), the chief of the Matabele on conquest. The seal shows an elephant which, in the case of this unit, is intended to indicate heavy attacks.

No. 44 received its first Avro Lancaster, BT308, in late 1941 and became the first squadron to convert completely to Lancasters—flying their first operational missions in the aircraft on 3 March 1942. Total sorties and losses for the war were:

  • Handley Page Hampden - 2,043 sorties (43 lost)

  • Avro Lancaster - 4,362 sorties (149 lost, plus 22 destroyed in crashes)

The squadron suffered the third highest overall casualties of RAF Bomber Command. In July 1945 the squadron exchanged places with No. 75 Squadron in RAF Mepal in Cambridge shire to prepare for transfer to Tiger Force in the Far East for the war on Japan.

After the war (from 1946–1947) the squadron was re-equipped with Avro Lincolns, converting to the Boeing Washington (the RAF name for the B-29 Superfortress in British service, 1951) and then the English Electric Canberra during the Suez Crisis before disbanding on 16 July 1957.

Reformed yet again during 1960, the squadron was equipped with Avro Vulcans and saw action during the Falklands War. It was then disbanded on 21 December 1982.

Sopwith F.1.F. Camel

Hawker Hind

Bristol Blenheim I

Handley Page Hampden

Avro 683 Lancaster I

Avro 694 Lincoln

English Electric Canberra

Avro Vulcan

Avro Lancaster Squadron Service

SERIAL MARK CODE IN SERVICE DATE FATE
L7530 I KM- Dec-41 Transferred to 207 Conversion Flight and finally struck of charge 12/02/43
L7531 I KM- Jan-42 Crashed on take off at Coningsby 23/04/42
L7532 I KM- Dec41/Jan42 Transferred to 90, 97, 61, 207 Squadrons, 1654 Conversion Unit, 3 Lancaster Finishing School it was scrapped in October 1946
L7533 I KM-K Dec41/Jan42 Missing on operation the night of 8th to 9th May 1942
L7534 I KM-F Dec41/Jan42 Transferred to 50 squadron in July 1942 it crashed on 14/08/42 having flown a total of 70 hours.
L7536 I KM-H Dec41/Jan42 Shot down near Bernay 17/04/42
L7537 I KM-L Dec-41 Missing on operation 03/07/42 having flown a total of 65 hours.
L7538 I KM-B Dec-41 Transferred to 97 squadron in January 1942 and subsequently crashed 20/02/42
L7539 I KM-G Dec41/Jan42 Transferred to 50 and 463 squadrons, 1654 Conversion Unit, 10 Maintenance Unit and finally struck off charge December 1946
L7540 I KM- Jan-42 Transferred to 83 and 207 Conversion Flights, 1654 Conversion Unit, 5 Lancaster Finishing School finally struck off charge April 1944
L7541 I KM- Dec41/Jan42 Transferred to 300 squadron, 1 Lancaster Finishing School, 1654/1660/1662/1667/1668 Conversion Units finally struck off charge June 1945
L7542 I KM- Jan-42 Crashed 07/02/42 having flown a total of 6 hours
L7543 I KM- Jan-42 Transferred to 207 squadron in April 1942, missing on operations 12/07/42 having flown 133 hours.
L7544 I KM- Dec41/Jan42 Transferred to 207 squadron, 1667/1662/1651/1654 Conversion Units, 3 Lancaster Finishing School finally struck off charge May 1945.
L7545 I KM- Dec41/Jan42 Transferred to 1654 Conversion Unit where it collided with Oxford AB665 over Barton Lodge, Melton Mowbray 08/04/43
L7546 I KM- Jan-42 Transferred to 207 squadron where it carried out Avro wing tests the aircraft was lost on 08/11/42.
L7547 I KM- Dec41/Jan42 Transferred to 207 squadron in September 1942 coded EM-M. Lost in operation over Milan 15/02/43 having flown a total of 208 hours.
L7548 I KM-T Dec41/Jan42 Shot down by fighters around Augsburg on 17/04/42.
L7549 I KM-Q Jan-42 Crashed 23/04/42.
L7565 I KM-V Dec41/Jan42 Shot down by fighters around Augsburg on 17/04/42.
L7566 I KM- Dec41/Jan42 First Lancaster to operate. Became 5792M.
L7567 I KM- Jan-42 Transferred to 49 squadron. Missing on operation 09/07/42 having flown a total of 76 hours.
L7569 I KM- Dec41/Jan42 Transferred to 61 and 106 squadrons became 4166M AT No4 School of Technical Training.
L7581 I KM-R Mar-42 Crashed and burned at base 20/05/42.
L7584 I KM-S Mar-42 Crashed 22/08/42 having flown 173 hours.
R5484 I KM- Mar-42 Transferred to 83 squadron in March 1943 and coded OL-V. Lost on operations 17/04/43 having flown a total of 67 hours.
R5489 I KM- Mar-42 Named 'George' by King George VI, Crashed at Branston 16/08/42 having flown a total of 115 hours.
R5492 I KM- Mar-42 Transferred to 106 squadron then 1661 Conversion Unit. Dived into the ground at Exeter 03/09/43.
R5493 I KM- Mar-42 First Lancaster lost on operations on 24/03/42 having flown a total of 6 hours.
R5494 I KM-O Mar-42 Burst into flames 07/07/42 having flown a total of 97 hours.
R5506 I KM-P Mar-42 Shot down 17/04/42 during raid on Augsburg
R5508 I KM-B Apr-42 Aircraft in which Wing Cdr Nettleton won his VC. Transferred to 1660CU in October 1942, serving with 38 Maintenance Unit and 15 squadron coded LS-C finally struck off charge January 1947
R5510 I KM-A Apr-42 Shot down over Augsburg on 17/04/42.
R5514 I KM- Apr-42 Transferred to 156, 622, 90 squadrons, 1654 Conversion Unit and 3 Lancaster Finishing School it was scrapped in November 1946.
R5515 I KM-A Apr-42 Fell into the North Sea 06/06/42 having flown a total of 81 hours.
R5516 I KM-F Apr-42 Missing on the night of 5th/6th June 1942 having flown a total of 82 hours.
R5542 I KM- Apr-42 Transferred to 106 Conversion Flight, 24/46/54 Maintenance Units, 83 squadron, 1667/1660/1661 Conversion Units and 3 Lancaster Finishing school it was struck off charge in October 1945 after five crashes.
R5547 I KM- Apr-42 After transfer to 1661 Conversion Unit it crashed at Balderton on on 08/09/43 having flown a total of 506hrs.
R5554 I KM- Apr-42 Missing 20/09/42.
R5555 I KM- Apr-42 Missing during the night of 8th/9th May 1942
R5556 I KM-C  Apr-42 After transfer to 1661 Conversion Unit it crashed on 13/03/43 having flown a total of 304 hours.
R5557 I KM- Apr-42 Based at RAF Waddington it went missing on 09/05/42.
R5568 I KM- Apr-42 Missing during the night of 8th/9th May 1942
R5603 I KM-D May-42 Missing during the night of 4th/5th August 1942 having flown a total of 116 hours.
R5617 I KM- May-42 Crashed and burnt 25/05/42. Only 6 days on squadron until destroyed.
R5624 I KM- May-42 Transferred to 1661 Conversion unit in Novemeber 1942 also held at 24/46 and 5 Maintenance Units finally scrapped in May 1947.
R5631 I KM- May-42 Transferred to 106 Conversion Flight, 1660 Conversion Unit, 3 Lancaster Finishing School and 90 squadron it became 5052M
R5664 I KM- Jul-42 Served in the Middle East damaged 28/08/42 having flown a total of 78 hours.
R5665 I KM- Jun-42 Transferred to 106 squadron in November 1942 and coded ZN-D. Lost on operations 31/07/43 having flown a total of 487 hours.
R5666 I KM-F Jun-42 Lost during raid on Nuremburg 18/12/42 crashed at Bramsche having flown a total of 289 hours.
R5669 I KM-Z Jun-42 Transferred from 83 squadron coded OL-E. Lost on raid to Berlin 24/12/43
R5685 I KM- Jun-42 Transferred from 50 squadron and subsequently served with 460 squadron moving to 1667 Conversion Unit in July 1943 where it crashed on 30/09/43 having flown a total of 316 hours.
R5687 I KM- Jun-42 Transferred to 50 squadron in March 1943. Lost on raid to Hamburg during the night of 27th/28th July 1943 having flown a total of 518 hours.
R5697 I KM- Jun-42 Twice damaged the aircraft went missing on the 21/12/42 having flown a total of 248 hours.
R5726 I KM- Jul-42 Transferred from 50 squadron and subsequently served with 100 squadron, 1662 Conversion Unit, 5 Maintenance Unit, 5 Lancaster Finishing School. Crashed 04/04/44.
R5727 I KM- Jul-42 Sent to Canada as pattern became CF-CMS
R5729 I KM-A Jul-42 Twice damaged the aircraft went missing on the 15/01/44.
R5732 I KM- Jul-42 Crashed during the night of 11th/12th August 1942 having flown a total of 57 hours.
R5740 I KM-O Jul-42 Missing 26/06/42 having flown a total of 416 hours.
R5858 I KM- Jun-42 Ditched 200 miles west of Ireland on 14/026/42 having flown a total of 18 hours.
R5862 I KM- Jun-42 Transferred to 1660 Conversion Unit and on to 166 squadron where it went missing on a raid to Berlin on 21/01/44 having flown a total of 328 hours.
R5903 I KM-R Aug-42 Lost during a raid to Osnabruck on the night of 6th/7th October 1942 having flown a total of 123 hours.
R5905 I KM-R Sep-42 Missing during a raid to Wismar on the night of 23rd/24th September 1942 having flown a total of 43 hours.
W4105 I KM-K Aug-42 Missing 24/08/42 having flown a total of 50 hours.
W4106 I KM-T Aug-42 Missing during a raid to Cologne on 2/2/42 having flown a total of 368 hours.
W4110 I KM-K Aug-42 Missing during a raid to Pilsen on the night of 13th/14th May 1943 having flown a total of 524 hours.
W4117 I KM- Aug-42 Transferred from 50 squadron during November 1942 crashed on 24/12/42 having flown a total of 178 hours.
W4124 I KM-D Aug-42 Missing 27/08/42 having flown a total of 33 hours.
W4125 I KM- Aug-42 Missing 22/12/42 having flown a total of 140 hours.
W4126 I KM -B Aug-42 Missing during a raid to Nuremburg on 17/12/42 having flown a total of 59 hours.
W4135 I KM- Aug-42 Transferred from 50 squadron during November 1942 to 44 moving on to 97 squadron during January 1943. Lost 28/01/43.
W4137 I KM- Aug-42 Damaged in action in 01/03/43 having flown a total of 326 hours.
W4154 I KM- Aug-42 Transferred from 50 squadron to 44 subsequently served with 100 squadron, 1662/1667 Conversion Units, 1 Lancaster Finishing School crashed 20/01/45.
W4161 I KM- Aug-42 Transferred from 50 squadron to 44 and subsequently transferred back to 50 became 4451M after completing 75 operations and flying a total of 587 hours.
W4162 I KM- Sep-42 Transferred to 83 squadron, Navigation Training Unit, 460 squadron Lost during a raid to Berlin on 23/11/43 having flown a total of 399 hours.
W4169 I KM-S Sep-42 Missing during a raid to Bremen on 13/09/42 having flown a total of 19 hours.
W4176 I KM-X Sep-42 Lost mining 08/01/43 having flown a total of 169 hours.
W4177 I KM-W Sep-42 Missing 18/09/42 having flown a total of 23 hours.
W4180 I KM-D Sep-42 Missing during a raid to Hamburg on 09/11/42 having flown a total of 124 hours.
W4187 I KM-S Sep-42 Lost during a raid to Flensburg on 01/10/42 having flown a total of 50 hours.
W4188 I KM-G Sep-42 Missing during a raid to Osnabruck on 06/10/42 having flown a total of 57 hours.
W4199 I KM-H Sep-42 Missing during a raid to Berlin on the night of 29th/30th March 1943 having flown a total of 343 hours.
W4259 I KM-P Sep-42 Hit W4182 over Bracebridge 20/12/42.
W4268 I KM-Q Oct-42 Transferred to 622 squadron. Lost during a raid to Munich on 21/12/42 having flown a total of 590 hours.
W4277 I KM-S Oct-42 Lost mining 08/01/43 having flown a total of 145 hours.
W4304 I KM-C Oct-42 Lost during a raid to Stuttgart on 22/11/42 having flown a total of 55 hours.
W4305 I KM-G/J Oct-42 Lost during a raid on Pilsen on the night of 13th/14th May 1943 having flown a total of 272 hours.
W4832 I KM-U Jan-43 Missing on a raid to Lorient druring the night of 7th/8th February 1943 having flown a total of 566 hours.
W4838 I KM-B Dec-42 Missing 30/05/43
W4839 I KM-B/F Jan-43 Missing during a raid to Berlin on the night of 29th/30th March 1943 having flown a total of 125 hours.
W4841 I KM-W Dec-42 Missing during the night of 10th/11th March 1943 having flown a total of 134 hours.
W4933 I KM- Mar-43 Transferred from 156 squadron then moving on to 50 squadron it crashed at Skellingthorpe on 30/03/44 having flown a total of 516 hours.
W4935 I KM-M Mar-43 Lost during a raid to Duisberg on the night of 9th/10th April 1944 having flown a total of 259 hours.
W4936 I KM- Mar-43 Missing 15/01/43 having flown a total of 141 hours.
W4949 I KM- Mar-43 Missing 15/06/43 having flown a total of 165 hours.
W4961 I KM- Apr-43 Missing during a raid to Berlin on 4/9/43 having flown a total of 288 hours.
DV155 III KM- May-43 Transferred from 617 squadron during June 1943 lost during the night of 3rd/4th September 1943 having flown a total of 194 hours.
DV166 III KM- Jun-43 Served with 49 and 619 squadrons then a brief spell with 44 before moving on to 1669/1654/1660 Conversion Units when it crashed during the night of 27th/28th April 1945.
DV202 III KM- Jul-43 Missing 18/08/43 having flown a total of 78 hours.
DV263 III KM-M Sep-43 Damaged on 27/11/43 subsequently missing on a raid to Magdeburg on 22/01/44
DV286 III KM- Sep-43 Transferred to 38 Maintenance Unit and subsequently taken on by 300 squadron it was lost on 13/01/44.
DV331 I KM-Z/T Oct-43 Lost during a raid to Turin on the night of 12th/13th July 1943 having flown a total of 114 hours.
DV384 III KM- Nov-43 Transferred to 50 squadron ot was lost during a raid on Frankfurt on the night of 22nd/23rd March 1944.
ED307 I KM-R Feb-43 Transferred from 9 squadron it was lost mining on the night of 28th/29th June 1943 having flown a total of 302 hours.
ED309 I KM-S Feb-43 Transferred from 50 squadron it was lost mining on the night of 7th/8th February 1943 having flown a total of 139 hours.
ED314 I KM- Feb-43 Transferred to 61 squadron and coded QR-Y it was lost during a raid on Hanover on the night of 27th/28th September 1943 having flown a total of 574 hours and completing 63 operations.
ED318 I KM-X Nov-42 Lost during a raid to Kiel on 17/01/43 having flown a total of 48 hours.
ED348 I KM- Nov-42 Served with 49 and 57 squadrons then a spell at 5 Maintenance unit it transferred to 44 but was lost on 20/10/43 having flown a total of 232 hours.
ED351 I KM-Y Dec-42 Lost during a raid to Duisberg on the night of 8th/9th April 1943 having flown a total of 176 hours.
ED355 I KM-D Dec-42 Lost during a raid to Nienburg on 17/12/43 having flown a total of 4 hours.
ED433 III KM- Dec-42 Transferred from 39 Maintenance Unit on 12/03/43 it was twice damaged and subsequently lost on 04/10/43.
ED611 III KM- Apr-43 Transferred to 463 squadron during February 1944 and to BTU finally struck off charge in January 1947.
ED665 III KM- Apr-43 Transferred from 5 Maintenance Unit on 20/04/43 and went missing on 31/08/43 having flown a total of 172 hours.
ED716 III KM- Mar-43 Remained on the squadron from March to December 1943, further service with 550 and 166 squadrons then 1669 Conversion Unit it was finally scrapped in June 1947.
ED723 III KM-U Mar-43 Lost during a raid to Dortmund on the night of 23rd/24th May 1943 having flown a total of 133 hours.
ED783 III KM-F Mar-43 Lost during a raid to Essen on the night of 30th April/1st May 1943 having flown a total of 58 hours.
ED802 III KM- Mar-43 Transferred from 207 squadron to 44 it was moved on to 5 Lancaster Finishing School and 39 Maintenance Unit finishing at 2MPRD in June 1947.
ED869 III KM-G Apr-43 Transferred from 97 squadron to 44 moving on to 5 Lancaster Finishing School it became 4967M at 1651 Conversion Unit.
ED999 III KM-X Jun-43 Transferred from 49 squadron during November 1943 it was lost on 23/12/43 having flown a total of 333 hours.
EE123 III KM- May-43 Lost from first operation on 30/08/43 having flown a total of 2½ hours.
EE184 III KM- Jun-43 Lost on 21/10/43 having flown a total of 323 hours.
EE185 III KM- Jun-43 Lost on 04/05/44 having flown a total of 469 hours.
HK703 III KM- Nov-44 Transferred to 1653 Conversion Unit and belly landed near North Luffenham on 18/09/45.
HK772 III KM- Feb-45 Transferred from 15 squadron during September 1945 moving on to 20 Maintenance Unit, near east, finally being scrapped in September 1946.
HK792 III KM- Feb-45 Served with 149, 138 and 15 squadrons after a brief spell on 44 moved to 20 Maintenance Unit in September 1945 the aircraft was scrapped in March 1947.
HK805 III KM-F Feb-45 Transferred from 622 squadron coded GI-H it was eventually moved to 20 Maintenance Unit where it was scrapped in November 1946.
JA684 III KM- Jun-43 Transferred to 5 Lancaster Finishing School and then 1668 Conversion Unit it crashed at Bottesford on the night of 7th/8th February 1945.
JA700 III KM-P Jun-43 Damaged 19/10/43 the aircraft was subsequently lost on the night of 2nd/3rd December 1943.
JA703 III KM-W Jun-43 Lost on a raid to Munich on 6/9/43 having flown a total of 194 hours.
JA843  III KM-O Jul-43 Missing during a raid to Berlin on 31/01/44.
JA895 III KM-H Jul-43 Lost during a raid to Remscheid on the night of 30th/31st July 1943 having flown a total of 41 hours.
JA897 III KM- Jul-44 Missing 18/08/43 having flown a total of 93 hours.
LL885 I KM- Jul-44 Transferred from 622 squadron coded GI-J after service with 44 transferred to 39 Maintenance Unit and finally struck off charge in March 1947 having flown over 600 hours and 100 operations.
LL920 I KM- Apr-44 Lost during a raid on Schweinfurt on 27/04/44.
LL938 I KM-S Apr-44 Missing on a raid to Wesseling during the night of 21st/22nd June 1944
LL965 I KM-C/V May-44 Lost on a raid to Darmstadt on 11/09/44 having flown a total of 236 hours.
LM170 I KM-E Jun-44 Transferred to 1668 Conversion Unit coded 2K-D during October 1944 and crashed 13/04/45.
LM171 I KM-R Jun-44 Transferred from 103 squadron coded PM-Z Lost on a raid to Stuttgart during the night of 28th/29th July 1944.
LM192 I KM- Jun-44 Transferred to 46 Maintenance Unit then on to Bomber Command Instructors School coded WB-A where it remained from December 1944 to January 1947 it was transferred to 15 Maintenance Unit where it remained until it was scrapped in March 1948.
LM306 III KM- Feb-43 Built as Mk I Converted to Mk III transferred from 49 squadron and lost during a raid on Frankfurt on the night of 18th/19th March 1944 having flown a total of 493 hours.
LM330 III KM- Jun-43 Lost 22/06/44 having flown a total of 4 hours.
LM337 III KM- Jul-43 Lost during a raid to Milan on 15/18/43.
LM373 III KM- Oct-43 Lost during a raid to Berlin on 24/11/43 having flown a total of 72 hours.
LM374 III KM- Oct-43 Lost during a raid to Berlin on 24/11/43 having flown a total of 56 hours.
LM434 III KM-F Dec-43 Lost during a raid to Wesseling on 26/6/44 having flown a total of 256 hours.
LM592 III KM-Q May-44 Lost during a raid to Wesseling on the night of 21st/22nd June 1944 having flown a total of 49 hours.
LM625 III KM- Jun-44 On the squadron from June 1944 until mid 1945 then moved on to 75 squadron and 39 Maintenance Unit it was finally scrapped in October 1945.
LM631 III KM-W Jun-44 Missing 08/07/44 having flown a total of 31 hours.
LM638 III KM-P Jul-44 Missing 01/08/44 having flown a total of 17 hours.
LM639 III KM- Jun-44 Went to Flight Refuelling and became G-AHJV it was finally scrapped in July 1951.
LM645 III KM-P Jul-44 Lost flushing gun positions on 23/10/44.
LM648 III KM- Jul-44 Transferred from 49 squadron in August 1944 where it collided in the circuit with PB428 on 11/11/44.
LM650 III KM- Jul-44 Crashed on 02/11/44 having flown a total of 309 hours.
LM654 III KM-L Jul-44 Missing on a raid to Bohlen during the night of 5th/6th March 1945.
LM655 III KM- Jul-44 Served with the squadron from July 1944 to mid 1945 then transferred to 75 squadron coded AA-U it was finally struck off charge 07/09/45.
ME299 III KM-E Oct-44 Lost during a raid to Politz on the night of 8th/9th February 1944.
ME383 I KM- Jan-45 Transferred from 622 squadron in August 1945 moving on to RWE in January 1946 finally being struck off charge in September 1947.
ME394 III KM- Feb-45 Swung taking off from Spilsby on 28/06/45
ME422 III KM-V Feb-45 Shot down by intruder on the night of 3rd/4th March 1945.
ME531 III KM- Mar-45 Transferred from 75 squadron it was moved on to 15 Maintenance Unit and the 38 Maintenance unit it became 6334M at Henlow
ME550 III KM- Mar-45 Transferred to 75 and 207 squadrons then on to 20 Maintenance Unit in November 1945 it was finally struck off charge in June 1946.
ME571 I KM- Dec-43 Transferred to 463 squadron during February 1944 it was lost during a raid to Duisburg on the night of 21st/22nd May 1944.
ME573 I KM- Dec-43 Transferred to 463 squadron during February 1944 it was lost during a raid to Stuttgart on the night of 15th/16th Mar 1944.
ME574 I KM- Dec-43 Burnt out in an accident on 07/01/44.
ME628 I KM-V Feb-44 Lost during a raid to Pommerval on the night of 24th/25th June 1944 having flown a total of 236 hours.
ME629 I KM- Jan-44 Lost 03/03/44.
ME634 I KM-P Feb-44 Lost during a raid to St. Leu d'Esserent on the night of 7th/8th June 1944.
ME672 I KM- Mar-44 Lost 25/03/44 having flown a total of 31 hours.
ME694 I KM-L Mar-44 Lost 26/07/44.
ME699 I KM-T Mar-44 Missing on a raid to Creil during the night of 4th/5th July 1944.
ME743 I KM-G Apr-44 Lost during a raid to Marquise on the night of 27th/28th June 1944 having flown a total of 181 hours.
ME791 I KM- May-44 Crashed in the UK hit by flash bomb 11/06/44.
ME804 I KM-O May-44 Lost during a raid to Wesseling on the night of 21st/22nd June 1944 having flown a total of 67 hours.
ME844 I KM- Jun-44 Transferred from 15 squadron coded LS-C in September 1945 then on to 39 Maintenance Unit in November 1945 it was finally struck off charge in June 1947.
ME849 I KM- Jun-44 Transferred from 15 squadron coded LS-C in July 1946 then on to 15 Maintenance Unit in November 1946 it was finally struck off charge in 1947.
ME859 I KM-S Jun-44 Lost during a raid to St. Leu d'Esserent on the night of 7th/8th June 1944 having flown a total of 14 hours.
ND514 III KM-C Jan-44 Wrecked on operations 31/01/44.
ND515 III KM-Z Jan-44 Transferred to 207 squadron it was lost during a raid to Maillyon 03/05/44 having flown a total of 150 hours.
ND517 III KM-U Jan-44 Lost during a day raid to Caen steel works on 18/07/44.
ND518 III KM- Jan-44 Lost 26/02/44
ND519 III KM- Jan-44 Lost 23/03/44
ND520 III KM- Jan-44 Lost 07/06/44
ND525 III KM- Feb-44 Lost during a raid to Schweinfurt on 24/02/44.
ND537 III KM- Feb-44 Lost 25/04/44 having flown a total of 126 hours.
ND552 III KM-X Jan-44 Lost during a raid to Wesseling on the night of 21st/22nd June 1944 having flown a total of 289 hours.
ND565 III KM- Feb-44 Lost 25/03/44 having flown a total of 106 hours.
ND566 III KM- Feb-44 Lost 02/03/44.
ND573 III KM- Feb-44 Transferred to 49 squadron lost on a raid to Munich on the night of 24th/25th April 1944.
ND576 III KM- Feb-44 Lost 17/03/44 having flown a total of 80 hours.
ND578 III KM-Y Feb-44 Transferred to 75 squadron during July 1944 the aircraft was finally strick off charge at Spilsby 27/10/45.
ND631 III KM-B Feb-44 Missing on a raid to Leipzig during the night of 10th/11th April 1945.
ND689 III KM- Feb-44 Transferred from 32 Maintenance Unit in March 1944 it was wrecked on 01/06/44 having flown a total of 165 hours.
ND698 III KM- Feb-44 Overshot landing at Oakley on 01/06/44 having flown a total of 214 hours
ND741 III KM- Mar-44 Lost 07/05/44 having flown a total of 118 hours.
ND751 III KM-J Mar-44 Lost during a raid to Pommereval o the night of 24th/25th June 1944 having flown a total of 252 hours.
ND869 III KM-M Apr-44 Went down in the sea off Skegness 16/03/45.
ND973 III KM-A May-44 Lost during a raid to Wesseling on the night of 21st/22nd June 1944 having flown a total of 107 hours.
ND974 III KM- May-44 Transferred from 83 squadron in November 1944 moving on to 75 squadron in July 1945 then 39 Maintenance Unit it was finally scrapped in October 1946.
ND976 III KM- May-44 Lost 22/05/44.
NE138 III KM-Z May-44 Lost mining on the night of 26th/27th August 44 having flown a total of 261 hours.
NF991 I KM-D Oct-44 Transferred to 75 squadron on 21/07/45 and finally struck off charge in October 1945.
NG339 I KM- Nov-44 Damaged whilst on 617 squadron on 23/03/45 served with 15 squadron then briefly on 44 it ended its days at 37 Maintanance Unit it was finally struck off charge during October 1947.
NG340 I KM- Nov-44 Served on 617 and 15 squadrons it moved from 44 to become 6421M at Locking.
NG415 I KM- Dec-44 Transferred to 207 squadron in April 1945 then moved to Spilsby in October 1945 it was struck off charge in November 1945.
NG445 I KM-O Jan-45 Served with 617 and 15 squadrons coded DJ-E it then move on to 9 Maintenanace Unit it was scrapped in April 1948.
NG489 I KM- Feb-45 Served with 617 and 15 squadrons coded DJ-M it then became 6501M at Lindholme.
NN697 I KM-R May-44 Missing during a raid to Etampes on 09/06/44 having flown a total of 25 hours.
NN709 I KM-U Aug-44 Transferred from 622 squadron it then moved to 15 squadron and 54 Maintenance Unit in October 1945 it was scrapped in May 1947.
NX564 I KM- Mar-45 Interim MkVII it was transferred to 44 during April 1946 moving on to 15 maintenance Unit in July 1946 it was scrapped in December 1946.
NX565 I KM- Mar-45 Interim MkVII it was transferred to 44 during April 1946 moving on to 15 maintenance Unit in July 1946 it was scrapped in December 1946.
NX569 I KM- Mar-45 Interim Mk VII. Transferred from 101 squadron to 44 in May 1946 then on to 10 Maintenance Unit in April 1947 it was scrapped in March 1949.
NX609 I KM- Apr-45 Interim Mk VII. Transferred from 101 squadron coded SR-A then to 44 in May 1946 it crashed 17/09/46
PA195 I KM- Dec-44 Missing during a raid to Karlsruhe on the night of 2nd/3rd February 1945.
PA256 I KM- Feb-45 Transferred to 75 squadron during July 1945 the on to 39 Maintanance Unit it was scrapped in September 1946.
PA266 I KM- Feb-45 Transferred from 630 squadron coded LE-P a brief spell on 44 then 75 and 207 squadrons before moving to 5 Maintenance Unit it was scrapped in May 1948.
PA476 I FE KM- Feb-45 Transferred to 230 Operational Conversion Unit it was transferred to No.1801 Egyptian Air Force in 1950.
PB189/G III KM-A Jul-44 Lost during a raid on Stuttgart on the night of 12th/13th September 1944 having flown a total of 246 hours.
PB190/G III KM-J Jul-44 Transferred to 75 squadron during July 1945 it was struck off charge in October 1945.
PB192/G III KM-F Jul-44 Missing during a raid to Ladbergen on 04/11/44 having flown a total of 379 hours.
PB205 III KM- Jul-44 Transferred to 619 squadron in September 1944 then to 1661 Conversion Unit in January 1945 and 20 Maintenanace Unit in August 1945 it was scrapped in May 1947.
PB206 III KM-Q Jun-44 Lost mining on the night of 15th/16th July 1944 having flown a total of 43 hours.
PB235 III KM-C Jun-44 Lost mining on the night of 4th/5th October 1944 having flown a total of 209 hours.
PB251/G III KM-O Jul-44 Transferred from 32 Maintenance Unit in July 1944 it was lost on the night of 21st/22nd March 1945.
PB266/G III KM-S Jul-44 Lost during a raid to Stuttgart on the night of 28th/29th July 1944 having flown a total of 75 hours.
PB283/G III KM-K Jul-44 Transferred to 1661 Conversion Unit in January 1944 it was scrapped in December 1946.
PB360 III KM- Jul-44 Transferred from 49 squadron it was moved on to 57 squadron it was blown up by its own bombs at East Kirkby on 17/04/45
PB380 III KM-S Aug-44 Transferred to 75 squadron in July 1945 then to 39 Maintenance Unit in November 1945 it was scrapped in August 1946.
PB417 III KM-R Aug-44 Lost during a raid on Hamburg on the night of 7th/8th Mar 1945.
PB424 III KM-X Aug-44 Transferred to 75 squadron in the Near East where it operated from December 1945 to May 1946 it was scrapped in May 1947.
PB534 III KM- Sep-44 Transferred to 75 squadron in October 1945 and moved on to 39 Maintenance Unit in November 1945 it was scrapped in January 1947.
PB535 III KM-Z Sep-44 Lost during a raid to Darmstadt on the night of 11th/12th September 1944 having flown a total of 16 hours.
PB733 I KM- Oct-44 Transferred from 32 Maintenance Unit it was moved on to 1661 Conversion Unit in December 1944. Crashed 02/05/45
PB751 I KM-G Nov-44 Missing during a raid to Heilbronn on 04/12/44.
PB756 I KM- Nov-44 Transferred from 115 squadron coded IL-A and IL-H during September 1945 moved on to 10 Maintenance Unit where it was scrapped in November 1946.
PB789 I KM-B Nov-44 Transferred from 115 squadron coded KO-B it crashed in September 1945 and was scrapped in December 1946.
PB795 I KM- Nov-44 Transferred from 622 squadron coded GI-V during August 1945 it was moved on to 15 Maintenance Unit and scrapped in October 1946.
PB798 I KM- Dec-44 Transferred from 115 squadron coded IL-G during September 1945 it was moved on to 15 Maintenance Unit and scrapped in September 1946.
PB818 I KM-C Nov-44 Served with 195 coded JE-J and 115 coded KO-X then with 44 and transferred to 22 Maintenance Unit where it was scrapped in June 1947.
PB819 I KM-K Nov-44 Transferred from 622 squadron during August 1945 it was moved on to 38 Maintenance Unit where it was scrapped in Septemebr 1947.
PD128 BI Spec KM-A Mar-45 Having served with 617 and 15 squadrons it was transferred to 44 and subsequently on to 15 Maintenance Unit it was scrapped during March 1948.
PD222 BI KM-U Jul-44 Lost during a raid to Brest on 14/08/44 having flown a total of 68 hours.
PD228 BI KM- Aug-44 Transferred from 622 squadron coded GI-A it moved to 44 during August 1944 then on to 38 Maintenance Unit where it was scrapped in May 1947.
PD322 BI KM-N Sep-44 Transferred from 622 squadron coded GI-N it moved to 44 during August 1945 then on to 10 Maintenance Unit where it was scrapped in January 1947.
PD336 BI KM- Oct-44 Transferred from 622 squadron coded GI-E it moved to 44 during August 1945 it was finally struck off charge during October 1945.
PD372 BI KM- Oct-44 Transferred to 75 squadron in July 1945 then on to 38 Maintenance Unit in February 1946 it was scrapped in May 1947.
PD373 BI KM-X Oct-44 Lost during a raid to Heilbronn on 04/12/44.
PD381 I KM- Oct-44 Transferred to 1661 Conversion Unit then on to RWE where it was damaged on 16/03/47 then on to No2 Metal and Produce Recovery Depot (Eaglescliffe, Co. Durham) in November 1947.
PD422 BI KM-T Dec-44 Transferred to 75 squadron in July 1945 it was broken up in December 1945. 
PP663 BI KM- Feb-45 Transferred from 75 squadron to 44 during July 1945 then on to 20 Maintenance Unit where it was scrapped in July 1946.
PP670 BI KM-G Apr-45 Having served with 115 and 622 squadrons it was transferred to 44 then subsequently on to 20 Maintenance Unit in November 1945 where it was scrapped during October 1946.
PP677 BI KM- Mar-45 Transferred from 149 squadron to 44 in October 1945 it was moved on to 5 Maintenance Unit in July 1946 it was scrapped in May 1947.
PP678 BI KM- Jun-45 Having served with 138 and 75 squadrons it transferred to 44 in July 1945 then subsequently on to 39 Maintenance Unit where it was scrapped in January 1947.
PP681 BI KM-G Mar-45 Transferred from 149 squadron to 44 in October 1945 it was moved on to 15 Maintenance Unit in September 1946 it was scrapped in March 1948. 
PP685 BI KM- Mar-45 Transferred from 149 squadron coded OJ-G to 44 in October 1945 it was moved on to 10 Maintenance Unit in July 1946 it was scrapped in January 1947.
PP686 BI KM-U Mar-45 Transferred from 149 squadron to 44 in October 1945 it was moved on to 15 Maintenance Unit in September 1946 it was scrapped in February 1947. 
PP687 BI KM-W Mar-45 Transferred from 149 squadron to 44 in October 1945 it was moved on to 15 Maintenance Unit in April 1946 it was struck off charge in December 1946.
RE131 BIII KM- Mar-45 Transferred to 75 and then 207 squadrons then 5 Maintenance Unit, Amalgamated Wireless Australasia and Bristol it was struck off charge in April 1953.
RE132 BIII KM- Mar-45 Transferred to 75 and then 207 squadrons then to Spilsby in October 1945 and 20 Maintenance Unit in November 1945 it waqs scrapped in August 1946.
RF127 BI KM- Feb-45 Transferred from 75 squadron coded AA-W to 44 in July 1945 it was moved on to 20 Maintenance Unit where it was sold for scrap in May 1947.
RF129 BI KM- Feb-45 Transferred from 75 squadron to 44 in July 1945 it was moved on to 20 Maintenance Unit where it was sold for scrap in Mar 1947.
RF140 BI KM- Feb-45 Having served with 467, 635, 35 and 15 squadrons it move through 44 to 37 Maintenance Unit in November 1946 and ended its days at No2 Metal and Produce Recovery Depot (Eaglescliffe, Co. Durham) in October 1947.
RF157 BI KM- Feb-45 Transferred from 75 squadron coded AA-X to 44 then on to 38 Maintenance Unit it was scrapped in September 1947.
RF187 BI KM-P Mar-45 Having served with 12 and 101 squadrons it transferred to 44 the became 6294M at Wyton.
RF190 BI KM- Mar-45 Transferred from 75 squadron to 44 it subsequently went to 19 Maintenance Unit in September 1945 it was finally struck off charge in November 1946.
RF203 BI KM- Mar-45 Crashed 13/05/45
RF206 BI KM- Mar-45 Transferred to 75 squadron in September 1945 then on to Spilsby in October 1945 it was struck off charge in November 1945.
RF210 BI KM- Mar-45 Crashed 08/05/45 then converted to ASRIII in August 1946 then on to 203 squadron it was converted to GRIII standard but was lost at sea on 23/01/52.
RF238 BI KM- Mar-45 Transferred to 75 and then 207 squadron it moved to the Telecommunications Flying Unit at Defford in January 1946 it was moved on to 20 Maintenance Unit and scrapped in May 1947.
RF240 BI KM- Apr-45 Transferred to 75 and then 207 squadron then on to Spilsby in October 1945 it moved on to 5 Maintenance Unit in November 1945 it was scrapped in September 1947.
RF265 BI KM- Apr-45 Transferred to 75 and then 207 squadron then on to Spilsby in October 1945 it moved on to 5 Maintenance Unit in November 1945 it was scrapped in July 1947.
SW251 BI KM-X Dec-44 Missing on the night of 2nd/3rd February 1945.

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