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A plaque commemorates 77 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force which was the first Commonwealth unit to conduct combat missions in the Korean War.  

Forty-one of the Squadron’s personnel died and seven pilots became prisoners of war.

 

Location

Address:Point Cook Road, Royal Australian Air Force base, Williams, Point Cook, 3030
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.929444
Long: 144.748889
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Korea
Actual Event STart Date:29-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:27-July-1953

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 13th October, 2010
Front Inscription

Korea
1950-1953

Dedicated to the memory of the thirty-six RAAF and the five RAF personnel who lost their lives on active service whilst serving with 77 Squadron during the Korean war and in honour of the Royal Australian Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service personnel who served during the Korean War with 

91(C) Wing
77 Sqn
30 Comms Unit
30 transport Unit
36 Transport Sqn
491 (M) Sqn
391 (B) Sqn

Lest We Forget

Source: MA
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