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For Those Who Served- 380th Bomb Group / May 2013
For Those Who Served- 380th Bomb Group / May 2013
Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Memorial plaque commemorates those of the 528th, 529th, 530th and 531st Squadrons of the United States Airforce 380th Bomb Group who served in the defence of Northern Australia and world freedom during World War Two. The plaque is situated on a Remembrance Wall at the Museum.

Location

Address:557 Stuart Highway, Australian Aviation Heritage Museum , Winnellie, 0820
State:NT
Area:Foreign
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:1945

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:May-1992
Front Inscription

                    1942  - 380TH BOMB GROUP - 1945

              528TH  529TH  530TH  531ST  SQUADRONS
"WE BURIED OUR DEAD AT SEA OR IN THE JUNGLE THICKETS...
THEY ARE A DEDICATION, NOT TO HISTORY, BUT TO THE FUTURE!"
THIS MEMORIAL IS IN HONOR OF THE MEN WHO SERVED IN THE 380TH BOMB GROUP IN DEFENSE OF NORTHERN AUSTRALIA AND WORLD FREEDOM. THESE AIRMEN AND GROUND SUPPORT PERSONS ENGAGED THE ENEMY IN THE ENTIRE SWPA, FLYING THE LONGEST UNSECORTED BOMBING MISSIONS UNTIL THE ADVENT OF THE B-29. THE 380TH BOMB GROUP PARTICIPATED FROM DARWIN TO OKINAWA IN THE FOLLOWING CAMPAIGNS : NEW GUINEA: BORNEO: LEYTE: BISMARCK ARCHIPELAGO: AIR OFFENSIVE: JAPAN: WESTERN PACIFIC: NORTHERN SOLOMONS: SOUTHERN PHILLIPINES: LUZON: CHINA OFFENSIVE: CHINA DEFENSIVE,

DECORATIONS: TWO PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATIONS
                             THE PHILLIPINE PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION
  DEDICATED: MAY 1992 - 380TH BOMB GROUP ASSOCIATION.

 

 

Source: 1942
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