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No.22 (City of Sydney) Squadron : 02-April-2011
No.22 (City of Sydney) Squadron : 02-April-2011
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Plaque dedicated to No.22 Squadron.

The plaque was dedicated on the 60th anniversary of a feat that helped earn a No. 22 Squadron Boston pilot the Victoria Cross. On March 16, 1943, Flight Lieutenant William Ellis Newton persisted with an attack despite damage to his aircraft over Salamaua in New Guinea. Hit again two days later, the 22 Squadron pilot ditched into the sea in an attempt to save his crew. Captured by the Japanese, he was later beheaded.

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.281167
Long: 149.148469
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 16th March, 2003
Front Inscription

No. 22 (City of Sydney) Squadron

No.22 Squadron, Citizen Air FOrce, was formed on 20 April 1936 from "A" and "C" Flights of No. 3 Squadron.  Since that time the men and women of the squadron have served the nation with dedication and honour.

This plaque is dedicated to the members of the squadron who gave their lives as the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Eastern Australia  Moresby  Goodenough  Kiriwana  Noemfoor  Morotai  Tarakan  Philippines

Source: MA
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