304 Squadron book
is available online from Squadron.com
Model Publications records the history of No 304 (Polish) Sqn RAF in this recent
The Squadron was formed in 1940 using personnel from the 2nd and 6th Air
Regiments of the Polish Air Force who had escaped to England when Poland was
overrun by the Germans.
The Squadron was involved in operations with Bomber Command from 1940 to 1942
flying various marks of Wellington bombers flying bombing raids over occupied
Europe where they lost at least one third of their aircraft and crews during
this period. From May 1942 until the end of the war, the squadron flew anti
submarine patrols with Coastal Command flying various anti submarine versions of
the Wellington bomber. In the antisubmarine role the squadron had great success
with 33 confirmed attacks against submarines resulting in two being sunk. The
squadron had a short post war career with transport command flying Vickers
Warwick and Handley Page Halifax aircraft.
The book contains 96 pages illustrated with 128 black and white photographs
and 2 wartime colour photographs. There are also 16 pages containing 32 full
colour profiles containing the colour schemes of the units Fairy Battle
trainers, Vickers Wellingtons and Warwicks, and an incorrectly labelled Handley
Page Halifax (The publishers labelled this as a Warwick). The publishers have
included tables and summaries of the organisation, personnel, and operational
losses. Many personal accounts from the squadron aircrew are also included.
This is an excellent historical account of No 304 Squadron that should appeal to
aircraft enthusiast and modellers.
All Mushroom Model
Publications books are
available direct from
who now accept credit cards (Visa, MC, Amex, Switch)
distributors are Squadron/MMD, Australian distributors are Platypus
Publications. In Europe, the books are available from any good bookshop (via our
UK distributors, Orca). Contact MMP direct in case of difficulties.
Roger at Mushroom Model
Review Copyright © 2006 by Mick Evans
Page Created 08 February, 2006
Last updated 07 February, 2006
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