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A plaque commemorates the personnel who served in 80 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force during World War Two.
|Address:||Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.280169|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||03-September-1939|
|Actual Event End Date:||15-August-1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 24th February, 1999|
80 SQUADRON RAAF
THE LAST KITTYHAWK FIGHTER SQUADRON
This plaque is provied by members of the 80 Squadron Association to commemorate those who served in the Squadron during World War II
80 Squadron formed in September 1943 and was fully involved in the Allied advances in the South West Pacific area until the war`s end in August 1945
In almost 13,000 hours, the squadron flew a total of 6,829 operational sorties from bases in New Guinea, New Britain, Dutch New Guinea and Halmahera, and Tarakan in Borneo
Twenty-four of its personnel, including nineteen pilots, were lost
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Dedicated on 24 February 1999