|No. 178 Squadron RAF|
|Active||15 Jan 1943 -15 April 1946|
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
|Motto(s)||Latin: Irae emissarii (Emissaries of wrath)|
|Squadron Badge||An erased lion holding a flash of lightning|
Formation in World War II
The Squadron was equipped with Liberators at Shandur, Egypt on 15 January 1943 and then moved to Libya, then Italy from March 1944. The squadron was actively involved in the air drop operations in support of the besieged Polish Home Army in Warsaw in 1944.
|Jan 1943||Dec 1943||Consolidated B-24 Liberator||II|
|May 1943||Sep 1943||Handley Page Halifax||II|
|Sep 1943||Jul 1944||Consolidated B-24 Liberator||III|
|Jan 1944||Jan 1946||Consolidated B-24 Liberator||VI|
|Nov 1945||Apr 1946||Avro Lancaster||III|
- C.G.Jefford (1988). RAF Squadrons. UK Airlife Publishing. ISBN 1-85310-053-6.
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