38 and 46 Groups Airlift Allocation

 

Drop zones marked (P) indicate the dropping of pathfinders and the advanced parties ahead of the main force. Figures quoted in brackets indicate, where known, the numbers of aircraft which succeeded in deploying their loads. "7+2" for example, denotes 7 parachute aircraft plus a further 2 towing gliders.

 

The First Lift

 

38 Group

 

Squadron

DZ-X & Y

DZ-K

(P)

DZ-N

(P)

DZ-N

 

LZ-N

 

DZ-V

(P)

Merville

 

190 Squadron

-

-

-

23 (22)

-

-

-

196 Squadron

-

-

-

23

-

-

-

295 Squadron

-

2 (2)

-

-

11 (10)

8 (7) +2 (1)

-

296 Squadron

-

-

3 (3)

8 (8)

8 (7)

-

-

297 Squadron

-

-

4 (4)

9 (9)

9 (8)

-

3 (2)

298 Squadron

3 (3)

-

-

-

17 (14)

-

-

299 Squadron

-

-

-

23 (23)

-

-

-

570 Squadron

-

2 (2)

-

-

10 (9)

8 (7) +2 (1)

-

620 Squadron

-

-

-

23 (23)

-

-

-

644 Squadron

3 (3)

-

-

-

17 (15)

-

-

 

46 Group

 

Squadron

3rd Para Brigade

DZ-V

 

48 Squadron

?

-

233 Squadron

24+6

-

271 Squadron

10+7

-

512 Squadron

-

33

575 Squadron

-

21

 

 

The Second Lift

 

38 Group

 

Squadron

LZ-?

LZ-N

LZ-W

190 Squadron

18 (18)

-

-

196 Squadron

-

-

17

295 Squadron

20 (19)

-

-

296 Squadron

-

20 (17)

-

297 Squadron

-

20 (19)

-

298 Squadron

16 (16)

-

-

299 Squadron

-

-

18 (16)

570 Squadron

-

-

20 (20)

620 Squadron

18 (17)

-

-

644 Squadron

16 (16)

-

-

 

46 Group

 

Squadron

LZ-?

 

48 Squadron

22

233 Squadron

-

271 Squadron

15

512 Squadron

18

575 Squadron

21

 

 

Resupply Flights

 

38 Group

 

Squadron

08/06

10/06

13/06

18/06

23/06

30/06

190 Squadron

6 (6)

-

-

-

-

-

196 Squadron

7

-

-

-

-

-

295 Squadron

-

-

-

-

-

-

296 Squadron

-

-

-

-

-

-

297 Squadron

-

-

-

-

-

-

298 Squadron

-

3

5

4

-

-

299 Squadron

6 (4)

3

-

5

10

13

570 Squadron

-

-

-

-

-

-

620 Squadron

-

-

-

-

-

-

644 Squadron

-

3 (3)

-

-

-

-

 

46 Group

 

Squadron

06/06

07/06

48 Squadron

-

?

233 Squadron

-

?

271 Squadron

-

16 (14)

512 Squadron

5

?

575 Squadron

-

-