The Brabant village Oisterwijk and Operation Market-Garden

The following is a summary of RAF and others units that were based on airfield Gilze-Rijen.

 

 

 

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       Airfield during the war

SQUADRON

 

2

4

 

33

164

 

 

183

 

198

 

219

222

226

 

245

264

 

268

 

274

302 (Polish Af)

305 (Polish Af)

308 (Polish Af)

317 (Polish Af)

342 (French Af)

345 (French Af)

349 (Belgium Af)

409 (Canadian Af)

410 (Canadian Af)

 

485 (New Zealand Af)

488 (New Zealand Af)

 

609

 

616

664

665

666

AIRCRAFT TYPE

 

Spitfire Mk.XIV

Spitfire Mk.XI

Mosquito Mk.VI

Tempest Mk.V

Typhoon Mk.IB

 

 

Typhoon Mk.IB

 

Typhoon Mk.IB

 

Mosquito Mk.XXX

Tempest

Mitchell MkII

 

Typhoon Mk.IB

Mosquito

 

Typhoon Mk.IB

Mustang Mk.II

Tempest Mk.V

Spitfire Mk.XVI

Mosquito  Mk.VI

Spitfire Mk.XVI

Spitfire Mk.IX

Michell Mk.III

Spitfire Mk.XVI

Spitfire Mk.IX

Mosquito Mk.XIII

Mosquito Mk.XXX

 

Spitfire Mk.IX

Mosquito Mk.XXX

 

Typhoon Mk.IB

 

Meteor Mk.III

Auster

Auster Mk.V

Auster Mk.IV/V

PERIODES

 

23-11-1944 - 08-03-1945

23-11-1944 - 08-03-1945

13-09-1945 - 07-11-1945

21-02-1945 - 06-04-1945

26-11-1944 - 16-12-1944

28-12-1944 - 31-12-1944

19-01-1945 - 20-03-1945

25-11-1944 - 30-12-1944

19-01-1945 - 20-03-1945

26-11-1944 - 30-12-1944

19-01-1945 - 20-03-1945

01-02-1945 - 08-06-1945

21-02-1945 - 06-04-1945

22-04-1945 - 20-09-1945

Disbanded at Gilze-Rijen on 20 September 1945

Jan 1945 - Jan 1945

26-04-1945 - 05-05-1945

14-05-1945 - 05-06-1945

25-11-1944 - 12-01-1945

09-02-1945 - 07-03-1945

Mrt 1945 - Apr 1945

09-03-1945 - 26-04-1945

07-09-1945 - 26-04-1945

09-03-1945 - 12-04-1945

09-03-1945 - 12-04-1945

22-04-1945 - 02-12-1945

Jul 1945 - Nov 1945, detachment

13-01-1945 - 20-02-1945

Jan 1945 - Apr 1945, detachment

Apr 1945 - Jun 1945  

Disbanded at Gilze-Rijen on 9 June 1945

Jan 1945 - Feb 1945

04-04-1945 - 26-04-1945

Disbanded at Gilze-Rijen on 26 April 1945

26-11-1944 - 31-12-1944

01-02-1945 - 20-03-1945

01-04-1945 - 12-04-1945

21-04-1945 - 26-05-1945

28-05-1945 - 05-06-1945

28-05-1945 - 05-06-1945

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