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The plaque commemorates the members of the Royal Australian Air Force who served in the Korean War and the members of 77 Squadron who died in service of were killed in action in the conflict. It also commemorates the Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service who served in Korea. 

77 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, was the first Commonwealth unit to conduct combat missions in the Korean War.  Forty-one of the Squadron’s personnel died and seven pilots became prisoners of war.

The Korean War (25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union. It was primarily the result of the political division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War Two. After the war ended, the presence of Australians in Korea continued with a peacekeeping force until 1956. Of the 340 Australians killed during the Korean War, 43 were classified as ‘missing in action’ (MIA) and presumed dead.



Address:Point Cook Road, RAAF Base Williams, near Cenotaph, Point Cook, 3030
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.930325
Long: 144.745218
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:29-June-1950
Actual Event End Date:27-July-1953


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 13th October, 2010
Front Inscription

1950 - 1953

Dedicated to the memory of the thirty-six RAAF and the five RAF personnel who lost their lives on active service whilst serving with 77 Squadron during the Korean war and in honour of the Royal Australian Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force Nursing Service personnel who served during the Korean War with 

91(C) Wing
77 Sqn
30 Comms Unit
30 Transport Unit
36 Transport Sqn
491 (M) Sqn
391 (B) Sqn

Lest We Forget

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au