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Catalina Flying Boats : 7-March-2012
Catalina Flying Boats : 7-March-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Commemorates the members of the Royal Australian Air Force who served in the Catalina Flying Boat Squadrons and Air Sea Rescue Flights during World War Two

Location

Address:300 Waterdale Road, Repatriation Hospital, Remembrance Garden, Heidelberg, 3081
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.755725
Long: 145.047069
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:Tuesday 11th November, 2008
Front Inscription

Cataline Flying Boats.  First and furthest

Commemorating members of the Royal Australian Air Force who served during the Second World War in

Catalina Flying Boat Sqaudrons 11, 20, 42 & 43

Air Sea Rescue Flights 111, 112, 113, 114 & 115

Seaplane training flights, operational training flights, flying boat repair depots, repair and maintenance units, operational base units and marine sections.

RAAF flying boats flew on patrol, escort, reconnaissance, bombing, mine laying, escort, rescue and combined operations in the Pacific and Indian and South China Sea.

Lest We Forget.  Unveiled 11 November 2008

 

Source: MA
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