Volume 4: Operational Flying Squadrons

No.149 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron

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BADGE /MOTTO

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BATTLE HONOURS

The Second World War

PACIFIC COAST, 1943-1944.

LINEAGE

Authorized as 'No.149 (Torpedo Bomber) Squadron' 1 October 1942.1
Redesignated 'No.149 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron' 1 July 1943.2
Disbanded 15 March 1944.3

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The Second World War

The squadron flew on anti-submarine operations on the Pacific Coast under 'Western Air Command', including a period as part of the Royal Canadian Air Force contribution in the Alaskan Panhandle.4


1. Secret Organization Order No 99, 25 September 1942, file/dossier S.17-149-1 (D of O), Kardex 181.002 (D249)

2. Letter/lettre, Air Vice-Marshal L.F. Stevenson, AOC, WAC, to the Secretary, Department of National Defence for Air, 1 July 1943, file/dossier S.202-1-160 (AOC), Kardex 181.002 (D249)

3. Secret Organization Order No 173, 6 March 1944, file/dossier S.17-149-1 (D of O), Kardex 181.009 (D3904)

4. Samuel Kostenuk and John Griffin, RCAF Squadron Histories and Aircraft 1924-1968 (Toronto, 1977), p.66

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