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The following squadrons were stationed at RAF Davidstow Moor during WW 2.

Squadron Sqd Code Other Info Dates Stationed Aircraft Used Duties
53 FH Dec 1842-Feb 1943 Hudson Reformed at Davidstow then moved to Docking, Norfolk
59 PJ Jul 1943 Liberator Convoy protection off the coast of Spain out into the Atlantic covering convoys returning to America
144 PL May 1944 – May 1944 Beaufighter Accompnaied 404 squadron (RCAF) as part of the anti-shippnig Strike Wing stationed at Davidstow working up for the D Day Invasion of Europe
192 QS Oct 1943 – May 1944 Special dutiy flights over the western approches and the Bay of Biscay, recording enemy radio and raday activity.
206 VX Mar 1944 – Apr 1944 Fortress Returned to the Uk to reform as a Liberator squadron at St Eval
236 FA Aug 1944 Beaufighter Accompnaied 404 squadron (RCAF) as part of the anti-shippnig Strike Wing stationed at Davidstow working up for the D Day Invasion of Europe
269 HK Dec 1943 – Mar 1944 Hudson Reformed as a composit squadron before moving to the Azores.
279 OS Feb 1943 – Jun 1943 Hudson Air Sea Rescue
280 YF Dec 1943 – Feb 1944 Warwick Air Sea Rescue in the Channel, Western approches, Atlantic and Bay of Biscay
281 FA Feb 1944 – Apr 1944 Warwick Air Sea Rescue in the Channel, Western approches, Atlantic and Bay of Biscay
282 VA Feb 1944 – Sep 1944 Warwick Air Sea Rescue operations in the Channel, Western approaches, Atlantic and Bay of Biscay
304     (Polish) NZ Apr 1943 – Dec 1943 Wellington Anti-submarine patrols in the Western approaches, Atlantic and Bay of Biscay
404 (Canadian) EE May 1944 – Jul 1944 Beaufighter Along with 144 squadron it made up the Anti-shipping Strike Wing stationed at Davidstow working up for the D Day Invasion
524 7R Apr 1944 – Jul 1944 Wellington Squadron reformed at Davidstow as an Anti-E boat unit flying mainly night sorties over the Channel searching for and watching the activities of enemy E boat forces.  Also copoperatied with Beaufighter strike squadron
547 2V Jun 1943 – 0ct 1943 Wellington Anti-submarine patrols in Bay of Biscay and Western approaches
612 8W Apr 1943 – Jun 1943 Whitley Anti-submarine patrols in Bay of Biscay
93 Group (USA) Nov 1942 – Jul 1943 Liberator Bombing U-boat installations in French ports in the Bay of Biscay
44 Group (USA) Nov 1942 – Jul 1943 Liberator Bombing U-boat installations in French ports in the Bay of Biscay
91 Group (USA) Nov 1942 – Jul 1943 Flying Fortress Bombing U-boat installations in French ports in the Bay of Biscay
97 Group (USA) Nov 1942 – Jul 1943 Flying Fortress Bombing U-boat installations in French ports in the Bay of Biscay
301 Group (USA) Nov 1942 – Jul 1943 Flying Fortress Bombing U-boat installations in French ports in the Bay of Biscay
303 Group (USA) Nov 1942 – Jul 1943 Flying Fortress Bombing U-boat installations in French ports in the Bay of Biscay
305 Group (USA) Nov 1942 – Jul 1943 Flying Fortress Bombing U-boat installations in French ports in the Bay of Biscay
306 Group (USA) Nov 1942 – Jul 1943 Flying Fortress Bombing U-boat installations in French ports in the Bay of Biscay