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RAAF Liberator Squadrons / April 1999
RAAF Liberator Squadrons / April 1999
Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Plaque commemorates those who served with the Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F) Liberator Squadrons and the 180 who died or were killed during World War Two.

The RAAF Liberators saw service in the South West Pacific theatre of World War Two. Flying mainly from bases in the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia the aircraft conducted bombing raids against Japanese positions, ships and strategic targets in New Guinea, Borneo and the Netherlands East Indies.

Location

Address:The Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park, Darwin, 0800
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.466727
Long: 130.84006
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:May, 1999
Front Inscription

R.A.A.F. LIBERATOR SQUADRONS
12, 21, 23, 24 Squadrons and 200 Flight.

To the memory of all those who flew or serviced the Liberators
of the above units this plaque is dedicated
Especially honoured are the 180 who gave their lives carrying the battle
deep into enemy territory from bases in the Darwin area

LEST WE FORGET

Unveiled June 1999

Source: SKP,MA
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