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No. 304 (Polish) Squadron was the third bomber squadron to be formed at Bramcote. The unit was formed on 22nd of August 1940 through the establishment No. WAR/BC/142 from the former 2nd and 6th Air Regiments of the Polish Air Force (Polskie Sily Powietrzne, ‘PSP’) who arrived in England after the capitulation of France. The squadron soon converted to Wellingtons in the November before commencing operations. On the 25th of April 1941, these flew the first squadron missions and the squadron spent a year with Bomber Command before being transferred to Coastal Command in the May of 1942. Based in Tiree, it began patrols on the 18th of May but moved to Pembrokeshire in June and began operating over the Bay of Biscay. Specialised patrol Wellingtons arrived in July 1943. The squadron was based in East Anglia from April until the June of 1943, flying anti-E-boat patrols over the North Sea and returning to the Bay patrols on arrival in Cornwall. In September 1944, the squadron moved to Benbecula for patrols over the North Adlantic, returning to Cornwall in March 1945. In July No. 304 was transferred to Transport Command and received Warwicks. Flights to Italy and Greece began in December 1945 and continued until the squadron converted to Halifaxes in April 1946. These were flown for training purposes until disbandment on the 18th of December 1946.





































































304 Squadron were stationed at:

Bramcote

22:08:1940



Fairey Battle Mk. I & Vickers Wellington Mk. IC

Syerston

02:12:1940



Vickers Wellington Mk. IC

Lindholme

19:07:1941



Vickers Wellington Mk. IC

Tiree

10:05:1942



Vickers Wellington Mk. IC

Dale

15:06:1942



Vickers Wellington Mk. IC

Talbenny

03:11:1942



Vickers Wellington Mk. IC

Dale

30:12:1942



Vickers Wellington Mk. IC


Docking

02:04:1943



Vickers Wellington Mk. X

Davidstow Moor

07:06:1943



Vickers Wellington Mk. XIII & XIV

Predannack

13:12:1943



Vickers Wellington Mk. XIV

Chivenor

19:02:1944



Vickers Wellington Mk. XIV

Benbecula

21:09:1944


St Eval

06:03:1945


North Weald

09:07:1945



Vickers Warwick I & III

Chedburgh

06:09:1946



Vickers Warwick III & Handley Page Halifax VIII

DB

18:12:1946


Commanding Officers:

Bomber Command

ppkl pil.

Jan Bialy

23:08:1940

ppkl pil.

Piotr Dudzinski

23:12:1941

Coastal Command

mjr. obs.

Stanislaw Poziomek

14:11:1941

mjr. pil.

Kazimierz Czetowicz

16:08:1942

kpt. pil

Mieczyslaw Pronaszko

29:01:1943

kpt. obs.

Czeslaw Korbut

19:11:1943

Coastal Command Officer

ppkl obs.

Jan T. Buczma

24:12:1944

Coastal Command

mjr. pil.

Jerzy Kranc

11:04:1944

kpt. pil

Stanislaw Zurek

03:01:1945

Transport Command

ppkl pil.

Jacek Witold Piotrowski

01:09:1945

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