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For Those Who Served- 18 N.E.I. Plaque / May 2013
For Those Who Served- 18 N.E.I. Plaque / May 2013
Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Plaque dedicated to the memory of 110 airmen who lost their lives between 1942 and 1945 while serving with 18 N.E.I. -R.A.A.F. The plaque is situated on a Remembrance Wall at the Museum.

18 (NEI) Squadron was formed in Canberra on 4 April 1942. Although nominally made up of Dutch nationals, the RAAF supplied many co-pilots, air gunners, bombardiers, photographers, and ground staff. The US provided supplies and equipment.The squadron moved to Batchelor airfield in the Northern Territory between April and May 1943. Between November 1943 and March 1944 18 Squadron was ordered to prevent Japanese reinforcements reaching the north-east part of Papua and New Guinea.

Location

Address:557 Stuart Highway , Australian Aviation Heritage Museum, Winnellie, 0820
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.425509
Long: 130.895642
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:1942
Actual Event End Date:1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 19th February, 1992
Front Inscription

THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED
ON 19 FEBRUARY 1992
AND DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF
110 AIRMEN OF THE 18 N.E.I. - R.A.A.F. FORCES
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES 1942 -1945
THEY DIED WITH THE BRAVE

 

Source: MA
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