1942|1943 INDIA – GB … 62 SQD. R.A.F. with TEMPORARY P.O. / P-11 … [21004]

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1942-3 (Jul 6) Plain envelope with 60% back flap gone to Liverpool from W.A.Clark RAF bearing pair GV1 4a tied TEMPORARY P.O. / P – 11 & with violet framed No. 62 (G.R.) SQUADRON / Date / Ordinary Room (Clearly an error for Orderly Room) & black lozenge Crown over PASSED DHA 15 …….. When Japan entered WW2, 62 Sqd was based in Northern Malaya & engaged Japanese shipping landing troops in Southern Thailand, after losing aircraft the Squadron was re-equipped with Hudson’s & withdrew to Sumatra & later Burma where the Japanese were rapidly overrunning the country & from bases at Cuttack or Chakala continued attacks on Japanese shipping & airfield’s later in 1943 after converting to Dakota’s 62 Sqd flew supply dropping flights over Burma & supported the 14th Army on the Burma front until Japan surrendered.

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