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Potez 633 B2
Royal Romanian Air Force
Contracts for two batches of 20 Potez 633 B2s were issued by the Romanian government and the first order was delivered in 1939. A new bomber group was set up for the new aircraft, Group 2, which included the 74th and 75th Squadrons.
On June 21 1941, Group 2 was placed under alert and at 20:00 Romania entered the war alongside Nazi Germany. In September 1941 another nine 633s from the Armee de l'Air d'Armistice were delivered. In September 1942 the 633s were operating over the Don and Stalingrad and were split between:
- 1st Long Range Reconnaissance Squadron
- 3rd Long Range Reconnaissance Squadron
- 74th Light bomber Squadron
By spring 1943 the remaining 633s were withdrawn from combat and delivered to 1st Fighter wing for night flying instruction.
(Updated for minor skin corrections.)