18 N.E.I. - Royal Australian Air ForcePrint Page
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.
|Address:||557 Stuart Highway , Australian Aviation Heritage Museum, Winnellie, 0820|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -12.425509|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||1942|
|Actual Event End Date:||1945|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 19th February, 1992|
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