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02-April-2011
02-April-2011

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The plaque commemorates the personnel who served in 80 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during World War Two. The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

No. 80 Squadron was a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) fighter squadron that operated during World War Two. The squadron was formed in September 1943 and was disbanded in July 1946 after seeing action in the South West Pacific Theatre of the war.

Note: This plaque was dedicated on 1 April 2000 at a ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial. Note that the dedication ceremony for this plaque was rescheduled, and as such differs from the date as inscribed on the plaque.

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280651
Long: 149.148242
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:Saturday 1st April, 2000
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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