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02-April-2011
02-April-2011

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The Plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 456 Squadron RAAF during World War Two. The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280381
Long: 149.147741
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:Friday 1st November, 2002
Front Inscription

456 Squadron RAAF 1941 -1945

456 Squadron RAAF was formed in Jume 1941 and flew Boulton
Paul Defiant, Bristol Beaufighter and de Havilland Mosquito
nightfighters over England and Europe.

In addition to intercepting German aircraft over England at
night, 456 Squadron took part in "Ranger" offensive
missions over occupied Europe.  In this role, day or night, the
squadron achieved considerable fame for destroying trains.

456 Squadron covered the D-Day landings in June 1944 and
destroyed many enemy aircraft at night over the landing
areas and was successful in shooting down V-1 flying bombs.
The squadron also operated against German airfields as
distant as Berlin in support of Bomber Command raids.

456 Squadron disbanded in June 1945.

 

Source: MA
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