No. 312 (Czechoslovak) Fighter Squadron


Badge: Flying stork
Motto: "NON MULTI SED MULTA"

Code Letters: DU
Date of Establishment: 5th September 1940
Place of Establishment: Duxford
Date of Disbandment: 22nd September 1945
Place of Disbandment: České Budějovice

 

No. 312 Squadron Stations

Station From To
Duxford, Cambridgeshire 05.09.1940 26.09.1940
Speke, Lancashire
detachment Penrhos, Caernarvon
26.09.1940
22.12.1940
03.03.1941
20.04.1941
Rhosneigr (Valley), Angelsey 03.03.1941 20.04.1941
Jurby, Isle of Man 20.04.1941 29.05.1941
Kenley, Surrey 29.05.1941 20.07.1941
Martlesham Heath, Suffolk    20.07.1941 19.08.1941
Ayr, Ayrshire
detachment Drem, East Lothian
19.08.1941
09.10.1941
01.01.1942
28.11.1941
Fairwood Common, Glamorgan 01.01.1942 24.01.1942
Angle, Pembroke 24.01.1942 18.04.1942
Fairwood Common, Glamorgan 18.04.1942 03.05.1942
Harrowbeer, Devon
detachment Bolt Head, Devon
detachment Redhill, Surrey
03.05.1942
05.05.1942
30.06.1942
10.10.1942
24.06.1943
07.07.1942
Churchstanton, Somerset 10.10.1942 20.02.1943
Warmwell, Dorset 20.02.1943 06.03.1943
Churchstanton, Somerset 06.03.1943 24.06.1943
Skeabrae, Orkney Islands
detachment Sumburgh, Shetland Islands
detachment Peterhead, Aberdeenshire
24.06.1943
07.07.1943
10.07.1943
21.09.1943
19.08.1943
21.09.1943
Ibsley, Hampshire 21.09.1943 02.12.1943
Llanbedr, Merioneth 02.12.1943 17.12.1943
Ibsley, Hampshire 17.12.1943 20.02.1944
Mendlesham, Suffolk 20.02.1944 23.02.1944
Southend, Essex 23.02.1944 03.03.1944
Mendlesham, Suffolk 03.03.1944 03.04.1944
Appledram, Sussex 03.04.1944 22.06.1944
Tangmere, Sussex 22.06.1944 03.07.1944
Lympne, Kent 03.07.1944 11.07.1944
Coltishall, Norfolk 11.07.1944 27.08.1944
North Weald, Hertfordshire 27.08.1944 03.10.1944
Bradwell Bay, Essex 03.10.1944 27.02.1945
Manston, Kent 27.02.1945 13.08.1945
Praha - Ruzyně (ČSR) 13.08.1945 22.09.1945
České Budějovice (ČSR) 22.09.1945 15.02.1946

 

No. 312 Squadron Commanding Officers

Commanding Officer From To
S/Ldr Jan Ambruš 12.09.1940 12.12.1940
S/Ldr Frank H. Tyson (British) 05.09.1940 01.04.1941
S/Ldr Evžen Čížek 12.12.1940 27.05.1941
S/Ldr Jan Klán 27.05.1941 05.06.1941
S/Ldr Alois Vašátko 05.06.1941 03.05.1942
S/Ldr Jan Čermák 03.05.1942 01.01.1943
S/Ldr Tomáš Vybíral 01.01.1943 01.11.1943
S/Ldr František Vancl, DFC 01.11.1943 15.05.1944
S/Ldr Jaroslav HIaďo, DFC 15.05.1944 15.11.1944
S/Ldr Václav Šlouf, DFC 15.11.1944 19.04.1945
S/Ldr Hugo Hrbáček, DFC 19.04.1945 ČSR

 

A Flight Commanding Officers

A Flight Commanding Officer From To
F/Lt Josef Duda 05.09.1940 17.11.1940
F/Lt Harry A. G. Comerford (British) 30.09.1940 15.11.1940
F/Lt Jan Klán 17.11.1940 27.05.1941
F/Lt Charles A. Cooke (British) 01.12.1940 28.05.194
F/Lt Josef Jaške 27.05.1941 20.07.1941
F/Lt Jan Čermák 21.07.1941 03.05.1942
F/Lt Viktor Kašlík 03.05.1942 01.02.1943
F/Lt Karel Kasal 01.02.1943 10.06.1944
F/Lt Josef Keprt, DFC 10.06.1944 01.10.1944
F/Lt Václav Šlouf, DFC 01.10.1944 15.11.1944
F/Lt Karel Pošta, DFC 15.11.1944 17.02.1945
F/Lt Antonín Dvořák 17.02.1945 ČSR

 

B Flight Commanding Officers

B Flight Commanding Officer From To
F/Lt Alois Hlobil 05.09.1940 17.11.1940
F/Lt Dennys E. Gillam, DFC (British) 06.09.1940 01.12.1940
F/Lt Alois Vašátko 17.11.1940 05.06.1941
F/Lt A. M. Dawbam (British) 01.12.1940 10.04.1941
F/Lt Tomáš Vybíral 05.06.1941 19.06.1942
F/Lt Karel Kasal 19.06.1941 25.08.1942
F/Lt Adolf Vrána 25.08.1942 29.09.1942
F/Lt Karel Kasal 29.09.1942 15.11.1942
F/Lt Tomáš Vybíral 15.11.1942 01.01.1943
F/Lt Adolf Vrána 01.01.1943 01.06.1943
F/Lt Viktor Kašlík 01.06.1943 01.07.1943
F/Lt Václav Šlouf 01.07.1943 01.02.1944
F/Lt Vojtěch Smolík 01.02.1944 11.07.1944
F/Lt Otto Smik, DFC 11.07.1944 03.09.1944
F/Lt Jaroslav Šodek 03.09.1944 01.02.1945
F/Lt Josef Pípa 01.02.1945 ČSR

 

Used Aircraft Types

Aircraft Type From To
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I September 1940 May 1941
Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIB May 1941 December 1941
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IIA October 1941 January 1942
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IIB November 1941 January 1942
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VB December 1941 February 1944
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VC August 1942 February 1944
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.IXC January 1944 June 1944
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.IXE June 1944 July 1944
Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk.IX July 1944 October 1944
Supermarine Spitfire F Mk.IX October 1944 August 1945
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.IXE July 1945 ČSR

 

Staff of No. 312 S quadron 

 

Sources & Literature

 


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