The Indian Air Force in World War Two
Hawker Hurricane IIC
Supermarine SpitfireV, VIII
Bomber, Ground Attack and Torpedo Aircraft
Bristol Blenheim I
Vultee A-31 Vengance II, III
Transport, Reconnaissiance and Communication Aircraft
Armstrong Whitworth A.W.15 Atalanta
Boulton Paul Defiant
de Havilland DH 86
de Havilland DH 89 Rapide/Dominie
Hindustan Aircraft G-1
de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth
North American Harvard
Indian Airforce establishment during WW2
1 Squadron. Formed on 1 April, 1933. Westland Wapiti, 1939-Hawker Hart, 1941-Westland Lysander, 1942-Hawker Hurricane.
2 Squadron Formed 1 April 1941. Westland Wapiti, 1941-Audax, 1942-Hurricane
3 Squadron Formed 1 October 1941. Hawker Audax, 1943-Hurricane
4 Squadron Formed 1 February 1942. Westland Lysander, 1943-Hurricane IIC, 1945-Spitfire VIII
6 Squadron. Formed on 1 December, 1942. It absorbed Nos 1 and 2 Coast Defence Flights. Hawker Hurricanes.
7 Squadron. Formed on 1 December, 1942. It absorbed Nos 3 and 6 Coast Defence Flights. Vultee Vengence 1944-Hurricane
8 Squadron. Formed on 1 December, 1942. It absorbed No 5 Coast Defence Flight. Vultee Vengence, 1944-Spitfire VIII
9 Squadron. Formed on 3 January 1944. Hawker Hurricane IIC, 1945-Spitfire VIII
10 Squadron. Formed on 20 February 1944. Hawker Hurricane IIC, 1945-Spitfire VIII.
Six Indian Air Force Volunteer Reserve Coast Defence Flights were formed between October 1940 and March 1942. They were absorbed into the new Indian Airforce Squadrons in December 1942. They flew Westland Wapiti, Bristol Blenheim I, de Havilland DH89 Dominie/Rapide, de Havilland DH86, Lockheed Hudson, and Armstrong Whitworth AW 15 Atlanta aircraft.