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453 Squadron : 2-April-2011
453 Squadron : 2-April-2011
Photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / Russell Byers

A plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 453 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) 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

Front Inscription

453 Squadron flew Buffaloes against the Japanese in Malaya and Singapore 1941 - 1942.  The squadron was reformed in Britain in mid 1942 and flew fighter sweeps over occupied Europe in Spitfires.  453 Squadron supported the D-Day landings and operated from forward airfields in France and Belgium.  The squadron attacked targets in Holland and was part of the Allied occupation of Germany.

Lest We Forget

 

Source: MA
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