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04-April-2011
04-April-2011
Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans

Plaque commemorates those who served with the No.23 (City of Brisbane) Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force during World War Two.

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.279626
Long: 149.147118
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

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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

Source: MA
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