No.23 (City of Brisbane) SquadronPrint Page
Plaque commemorates those who served with the No.23 (City of Brisbane) Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force during World War Two.
|Address:||Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.279626|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
No.23 (City of Brisbane) Squadron
No. 23 Squadron was formed in 1937 and in 1939 was based at Archerfield, Queensland, as a reconnaissance and training unit with Avro Anso aircraft. It was progressively re-equipped with Wirraway and Hudson aircraft at the outbreak of the Second World War, then with Vultee Vengeance aircraft in 1943, and B-24 Liberator aircraft in 1944. From 1944 until the Japanese surrender, No. 23 Squadron conducted strike and bombing operations out of Darwin and later Morotai on land and maritime targets, including Balikpapan.
Pacific 1942-45 New Guinea 1944 Markham Valley 1944 Borneo 1945 Eastern Waters 1945
Dedicated to all No.23 Squadron members who served during the Second World War
Lest We Forget