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Plaque commemorates personnel who served in No. 21 (City of Melbourne) Squadron during World War Two.



Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.279626
Long: 149.147118
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


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No. 21 (City of Melbourne) Squadron
Malaya        New Guinea   Markham Valley  Morotai   Borneo 
1941-1942    1944           1944              1945       1945

No.21 Squadron, RAAF, was formed at Laverton, Victoria, in 1936 as a reserve unit.  It was the only fighter squadron on the Malayan mainland when the Japanese attacked in December 1941.

The squadron operated Vultee Vengeance dive-bombers at Nadzab, New Guinea before converting to Consolidated B24 Liberator heavy bombers, which they operated for the remainder of the war.

Reformed as a fighter squadron in 1948, it became an auxiliary unit in the Air Force Reserve in 1960.

Dedicated To All Who Served


Source: MA
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