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17-March-2015
17-March-2015
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The Plaque is dedicated to the memory of those members of the RAAF who flew, serviced and maintained the B-24 Liberator bombers during World War Two. 

The ability to conduct long-range strike missions on adversary targets is a fundamental role of all well-balanced air forces. During World War Two, wider strategic factors prevented the RAAF from developing this capability until February 1944. During that month the first of a growing fleet of B-24 Consolidated Liberators began arriving in Australia for service in Air Force colours. Arguably one of the finest long-range heavy bombers of the war, acquisition of the B-24 aircraft provided the RAAF the ability to range widely across the South West Pacific Area (SWPA) of operations attacking targets previously out of range of the medium bombers then in Australian service.

Location

Address:Federal Highway, RAAF Memorial Grove, Majura, 2609
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.211571
Long: 149.190164
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Approx. Event Start Date:1944
Approx. Event End Date:1946

Dedication

Front Inscription
                B-24 LIBERATOR 
                 LONG RANGE 
               HEAVY BOMBERS

Dedicated to the memory of the members of the Royal Australian Air Force who flew, serviced and maintained the B-24 Liberator Aircraft 
in the S.W. Pacific — 1944 to 1946
In particular No. 12, 21, 23, 24, 25, 99 and 102 Squadrons
and in No. 200 and 201 Flights.

We remember the R.A.A. F. members who served with
R.A.F. Liberator Squadrons and 

Liberator Formations of the U.S.A.A.F., during the Second World War.

We honour those R.A.A.F. members who fell during this conflict.
May their sacrifice remain in our memory forever. 

                  LEST WE FORGET

 
Source: MA
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