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10 Squadron (RAF)

No 10 Squadron RFC was originally formed at Farnborough, Hampshire on January 1, 1915. It served on the Western Front in WWI, transferring to the RAF when the latter was formed in 1918. The squadron returned to England in February 1919 and was disbanded on December 31.

The squadron was re-formed as a heavy bomber unit in January 1928. A heavy-bomber unit, it flew Handley-Page Hyderabads, followed by Hinaidis and then Heyfords through the 1930s. By the time that WWII started, the squadron was equipped with Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley aircraft. Operating from Dishforth, Yorkshire, it took part in a number of leaflet raids over Germany, including being the first RAF aircraft to drop leaflets over Berlin on 1/2 October 1939. Detachments of the Squadron were based in France (Villeneuve) and Scotland (Kinloss), between October 1939 and March 1940, the latter being with Coastal Command. The squadron's first bombing raid was on the night of 19/20 March, 1940, attacking the German mining seaplane base at Hornum, on the island of Sylt. When Italy entered the war in June 1940, the squadron flew from Guernsey in the Channel Islands to attack targets in Italy.

In July 1940 the squadron moved to the nearby base of Leeming, Yorkshire, where it remained until August 1942. From December 1942 the squadron was re-equipped with Halifax aircraft. In the first quarter of 1942, There were detachments to Lossiemouth, Scotland, for operations against the battleship Tirpitz, which at that time was based near Trondheim, Norway. It was on one of these operations, on the night of 27/28 April that the squadron commander. W/C D.C.T. Bennett, was shot down, but he and his crew escaped to Sweden and were interned and subsequently returned to England. W/C (later Air Vice Marshal) Bennet subsequently was appointed to form and lead the Pathfinder Force, which became No. 8 Group of Bomber Command. From June 1942 a detachment of the squadron (16 aircraft and crews) moved to Palestine and then to Egypt, operating against Tobruk. This detachment then combined with No. 6/462 squadron to form No.462 (RAAF) Squadron in September 1942. The main No. 10 Squadron continued to operate with No. 4 Group, Bomber Command from Leeming at this time, but then moved to Melbourne, Yorkshire in August 1942, where it remained until May 1945. It was transferred to Transport Command on May 7, 1945 and disbanded on December 20 1947. It later was re-formed and flew Canberras and Victors.

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Nationality ⬆⬇
Name ⬆⬇
WarStatus ⬆⬇
EventDate ⬆⬇
Aircraft ⬆⬇
 
Serial ⬆⬇
Sergeant
KIA
1942‑06‑02
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1098
Sergeant
KIA
1943‑11‑22
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD367
Flying Officer
PoW
1942‑10‑03
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1116
Sergeant
KIA
1943‑09‑06
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD322
Sergeant
Survived
1942‑04‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
R9492
Flight Lieutenant
PoW
1943‑04‑20
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JB930
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑06‑10
Halifax
B.Mk.III
MZ684
Flight Sergeant
Survived
1941‑12‑29
Halifax
B.Mk.II
V9981
Aircraftman Second Class
Survived
1941‑12‑29
Halifax
B.Mk.II
L9614
Sergeant
Survived
1941‑12‑29
Halifax
B.Mk.II
L9614
Sergeant
KIA
1943‑12‑20
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD474
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑02‑26
Halifax
B.Mk.II
V9986
Sergeant
KIA
1941‑07‑08
Whitley
V
Z6816
Flying Officer
KIA
1942‑03‑30
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1044
Sergeant
KIA
1941‑08‑17
Whitley
V
Z6586
Sergeant
PoW
1943‑12‑20
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD474
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
PoW
1942‑10‑03
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1116
Sergeant
KIA
1942‑01‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
L9622
Flying Officer
KIA
1942‑10‑13
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W7870
Sergeant
KIA
1942‑10‑01
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W7852
Pilot Officer
KIA
1942‑01‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
L9622
Flight Lieutenant
KIA
1942‑10‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1058
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑07‑21
Halifax
B.Mk.III
LV912
Sergeant
PoW
1943‑12‑20
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD474
Sergeant
PoW
1942‑10‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1058
Sergeant
KIA
1941‑08‑17
Whitley
V
Z6805
Flying Officer
PoW
1944‑09‑23
Halifax
B.Mk.III
MZ574
Sergeant
KIA
1941‑03‑02
Whitley
MK. V
T4265
Pilot Officer
PoW
1942‑11‑22
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
DT572
Sergeant
KIA
1941‑06‑19
Whitley
V
Z6671
Sergeant
KIA
1943‑09‑06
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD322
Sergeant
KIA
1942‑01‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
L9622
Sergeant
KIA
1941‑08‑19
Whitley
V
Z6672
Group Commander
Survived
1941‑12‑29
Halifax
B.Mk.II
V9981
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑06‑23
Halifax
B.Mk.II
BB324
Sergeant
KIA
1943‑04‑15
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
DT746
Pilot Officer
KIA
1943‑09‑06
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD322
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑02‑20
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
HR805
Flight Lieutenant
PoW
1942‑10‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1058
Pilot Officer
KIA
1942‑03‑30
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1044
Pilot Officer
KIA
1943‑09‑06
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD322
Flying Officer
PoW
1942‑11‑22
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
DT572
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑10‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1058
Sergeant
KIA
1941‑08‑19
Whitley
V
Z6564
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑10‑13
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W7870
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑01‑21
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
HX165
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑12‑11
Halifax
B.Mk.II
DG222
Sergeant
KIA
1942‑03‑30
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1044
Sergeant
KIA
1942‑05‑31
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1042
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑06‑29
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
DT783
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑06‑29
Halifax
B/A.Mk.III
LW717
Pilot Officer
Survived
1941‑12‑29
Halifax
B.Mk.II
V9981
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑01‑10
Halifax
B.Mk.II
BB252
Pilot Officer
KIA
1940‑12‑10
Whitley
 
P4994
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑03‑30
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1044
Flight Sergeant
PoW
1941‑08‑17
Whitley
V
Z6794
Pilot Officer
Survived
1942‑04‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
R9492
Aircraftman First Class
Survived
1941‑12‑29
 
 
L9614
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑07‑20
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1106
Sergeant
KIA
1942‑07‑03
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1056
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑10‑01
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
DT520
Sergeant
PoW
1943‑12‑20
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD474
Sergeant
KIFA
1941‑12‑29
Halifax
B.Mk.II
V9981
Flight Sergeant
PoW
1942‑10‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1058
Squadron Leader
KIA
1944‑10‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.III
MZ826
Sergeant
KIA
1943‑09‑06
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD322
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑03‑30
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1044
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑06‑03
Halifax
B.Mk.III
LV882
Pilot Officer
KIA
1943‑07‑26
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD207
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑10‑13
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W7870
Flight Sergeant
PoW
1942‑11‑22
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
DT572
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑11‑03
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JN947
Sergeant
Survived
1941‑12‑29
Halifax
B.Mk.II
L9614
Pilot Officer
KIA
1942‑04‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
R9492
Pilot Officer
Survived
1941‑12‑29
Halifax
B.Mk.II
V9981
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑10‑01
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W7852
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1941‑09‑12
Whitley
MK. V
P5109
Sergeant
KIA
1942‑10‑01
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
DT520
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑10‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.III
MZ826
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1942‑11‑22
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
DT572
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
Died
1943‑06‑04
 
 
 
Pilot Officer
KIA
1942‑07‑20
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1106
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑04‑27
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.III
HX326
Flying Officer
KIA
1942‑06‑02
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1098
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1942‑12‑11
Halifax
B.Mk.II
DG222
Sergeant
KIA
1943‑09‑06
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD322
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑01‑10
Halifax
B.Mk.II
BB252
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑09‑23
Halifax
B.Mk.III
MZ574
Flight Lieutenant
KIA
1945‑03‑04
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.III
HX332
Sergeant
KIA
1941‑08‑17
Whitley
V
Z6794
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
PoW
1942‑10‑03
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1116
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1941‑07‑26
Whitley
Mk. V
T4231
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑12‑18
Halifax
B.Mk.III
LV818
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑06‑20
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD109
Pilot Officer
KIA
1941‑08‑23
Whitley
MK. V
T4234
Flying Officer
KIA
1942‑10‑13
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W7870
Pilot Officer
KIA
1941‑08‑08
Whitley
V
Z6815
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑06‑23
Halifax
B.Mk.II
BB324
Sergeant
KIA
1943‑09‑15
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
HR920
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑10‑01
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W7852
Sergeant
PoW
1942‑11‑22
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
DT572
Pilot Officer
PoW
1944‑09‑23
Halifax
B.Mk.III
MZ574
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑04‑04
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
HR699
Flight Sergeant
PoW
1944‑09‑23
Halifax
B.Mk.III
MZ574
Sergeant
KIA
1942‑03‑30
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1044
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1943‑05‑14
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
HR695
Sergeant
PoW
1944‑09‑23
Halifax
B.Mk.III
MZ574
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑10‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.III
MZ826
Flying Officer
KIA
1943‑09‑06
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD322
Flying Officer
KIA
1942‑12‑11
Halifax
B.Mk.II
DG222
Flight Sergeant
PoW
1941‑08‑17
Whitley
V
Z6794
Flying Officer
KIA
1944‑01‑29
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD273
Sergeant
KIA
1942‑06‑02
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1143
Squadron Leader
Survived
1941‑12‑29
Halifax
B.Mk.II
L9614
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑10‑01
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W7852
Sergeant
Survived
1941‑12‑29
Halifax
B.Mk.II
L9614
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
PoW
1941‑09‑07
Whitley
V
Z6942
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑12‑20
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD474
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑10‑01
Halifax
B.Mk.II
BB207
Sergeant
KIFA
1943‑03‑10
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1039
Pilot Officer
PoW
1942‑10‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1058
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
PoW
1942‑04‑28
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1041
Sergeant
KIA
1943‑05‑24
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1217
Flying Officer
PoW
1944‑03‑31
Halifax
B.Mk.III
LV881
Sergeant
KIA
1941‑08‑19
Whitley
V
Z6564
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑10‑01
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W7852
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑10‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.III
MZ826
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑05‑02
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.III
HX347
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑06‑29
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
DT783
Sergeant
PoW
1942‑11‑22
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
DT572
Sergeant
KIA
1942‑03‑30
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1044
Pilot Officer
KIA
1945‑03‑06
Halifax
B.Mk.III
NR131
Sergeant
KIA
1943‑06‑20
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD109
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
KIA
1943‑12‑29
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD314
Sergeant
PoW
1942‑11‑22
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
DT572
Flight Lieutenant
Survived
1941‑12‑29
Halifax
B.Mk.II
V9981
Pilot Officer
PoW
1942‑10‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1058
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1944‑09‑23
Halifax
B.Mk.III
MZ574
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑01‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
L9622
Squadron Leader
Survived
1942‑01‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
L9622
W.O.II Air Gunner
KIA
1944‑05‑02
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.III
HX347
Sergeant
KIA
1941‑08‑17
Whitley
V
Z6794
Sergeant
KIA
1944‑10‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.III
MZ826
Flight Lieutenant
PoW
1942‑05‑31
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1042
Flight Sergeant
PoW
1944‑09‑23
Halifax
B.Mk.III
MZ574
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑10‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.III
MZ826
Sergeant
KIA
1943‑12‑20
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD474
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑01‑10
Halifax
B.Mk.II
BB252
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
PoW
1944‑01‑29
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
HR952
Flight Lieutenant
PoW
1942‑06‑06
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W7696
Aircraftman Second Class
Survived
1941‑12‑29
Halifax
B.Mk.II
L9614
Flight Sergeant
KIFA
1942‑06‑25
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1155
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1942‑07‑20
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1106
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
PoW
1942‑10‑03
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1116
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1941‑09‑06
Whitley
V
Z6932
Sergeant
Survived
1942‑04‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
R9492
Flight Sergeant
PoW
1945‑02‑22
Halifax
B/Met.Mk.III
RG426
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑06‑29
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
DT783
Sergeant
KIA
1945‑04‑09
Halifax
B.Mk.III
LK753
Pilot Officer
1944‑08‑19
 
 
 
Sergeant
KIA
1942‑01‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
L9622
Sergeant
KIA
1943‑03‑12
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
HR692
Pilot Officer
KIA
1945‑03‑04
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.III
HX332
Sergeant
Survived
1942‑04‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
R9492
Sergeant
Survived
1942‑04‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
R9492
Flight Sergeant
KIFA
1941‑12‑29
Halifax
B.Mk.II
L9614
Wing Commander
Survived
1941‑12‑29
Halifax
B.Mk.II
V9981
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑01‑29
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD273
Sergeant
Survived
1942‑04‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
R9492
Pilot Officer
KIA
1942‑01‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
L9622
Flying Officer
KIA
1943‑04‑04
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
HR699
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑08‑28
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
JD368
Pilot Officer
KIA
1944‑02‑20
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
HR805
Flight Lieutenant
Survived
1941‑12‑29
Halifax
B.Mk.II
V9981
Warrant Officer
KIA
1945‑03‑05
Halifax
B/A/Met.Mk.III
MZ948
Sergeant
KIA
1942‑02‑26
Halifax
B.Mk.II
V9986
Wing Commander
KIA
1942‑10‑15
Halifax
B.Mk.II
W1058
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1943‑01‑10
Halifax
B.Mk.II
BB252
Flight Sergeant
KIA
1941‑09‑06
Whitley
V
Z6478
Pilot Officer
KIA
1943‑09‑27
Halifax
B/GR.Mk.II
HR922

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