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A plaque commemorates the personnel who served in 80 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force during World War Two.

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280169
Long: 149.147612
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:Wednesday 24th February, 1999
Front Inscription

80 SQUADRON RAAF
THE LAST KITTYHAWK FIGHTER SQUADRON
This Plaque Is Provided 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

 

Source: MA
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