Author(s): Norman Franks
Famous for its exploits inBomber Command from 1939 to 1945, No. 75 (NZ) Squadron was formed on 1 October 1916. It played a small part in the First World War. Among other exploits, the squadron participated in the Battle of the Ruhr, bombed Berlin, and in 1945 dropped food supplies into the Netherlands. By the war's end it had flown over 8,000 sorties during 584 raids, dropped over 21,00 tons of bombs, laid 2,344 mines and shot down more than 40 enemy fighters. It had lost 193 of its aircraft, while achieving the highest number of sorties within 3 Group of Bomber command.