No. 626 Squadron was formed at Wickenby, Lincolnshire, on 7th November 1943, as a heavy-bomber unit equipped with Lancaster Is and IIIs. It formed part of No. 1 Group and between November 1943 and April 1945, took part in many major raids on enemy targets.
Following its final bombing mission it helped to drop food supplies to liberated Holland, repatriate British ex-POWs to Great Britain and bring British troops home from Italy.
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