No. 308 (Polish) Squadron
|No. 308 "City of Kraków" Polish Fighter Squadron|
|Active||5 September 1940 – 18 December 1946|
|Allegiance||Polish Government in exile|
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
|Role||Fighter and fighter bomber|
|Part of||RAF Fighter Command|
|Nickname(s)||Dywizjon Myśliwski "Krakowski"|
|Squadron Codes||ZF (Sep 1940 - Dec 1946)|
No. 308 "City of Kraków" Polish Fighter Squadron RAF (Polish: 308 Dywizjon Myśliwski "Krakowski") was a Polish fighter squadron formed in Great Britain as part of an agreement between the Polish Government in Exile and the United Kingdom in 1940. It was one of several Polish fighter squadrons fighting alongside the Royal Air Force during World War II.
The squadron was formed on 5 September 1940 at the RAF Polish Depot in Squires Gate, Blackpool on and after training at Speke it was supplied with Hurricanes. By October 1941 the squadron was based at Baginton Aerodrome where "Tommy" Yeo-Thomas was intelligence officer. It then converted to Spitfires and operated from RAF Northolt.
The squadron was then involved in operations over France before its transfer to the 2nd Tactical Air Force as a fighter-bomber squadron. The squadron then followed the allied advance across Europe after the Normandy Landings in 1944. It disbanded at RAF Ahlhorn, Germany on 18 December 1946 after hostilities had ceased.
|Oct 1940||Apr 1941||Hawker Hurricane||I|
|Mar 1941||May 1941||Supermarine Spitfire||I|
|May 1941||Aug 1941||Supermarine Spitfire||IIA|
|Aug 1941||Nov 1943||Supermarine Spitfire||VB|
|Jan 1942||Feb 1942||Supermarine Spitfire||IIA|
|Nov 1943||Mar 1945||Supermarine Spitfire||IX|
|Mar 1945||Dec 1946||Supermarine Spitfire||XVI|
- James Hutchison, ‘Thomas, Forest Frederic Edward Yeo-(1902–1964)’, rev. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2010
- C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-053-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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