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The plaque commemorates the personnel who served in B-24 Liberator Long Range Heavy Bombers during World War Two.

The plaque location is indicated by the red poppy in the second image. 

Note: This plaque was dedicated on 1 April 2000 at a ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial. Note that the dedication ceremony for this plaque was rescheduled, and as such differs from the date as inscribed on the plaque.



Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280656
Long: 149.148183
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 1st April, 2000
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B-24 Liberator Long Range Heavy Bombers

19,203 B-24 Liberators were built from December 1939 to May 1945
"Their achievements were in proportion".

In commemoration of all airmen of the Royal Australian Air Force who flew, serviced and maintained the 
Consolidated Vultee B-24 Liberator in all theatres of operations in World War II 1939-1945.

RAAF airmen served with the Royal Air Force Liberator Squadrons in the United Kingdom, North Africa, Italy and South East Asia.

In the South-West Pacific RAAF airmen served with Liberator Squadrons of the 5th Air Force, United States Army Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force.

From mid 1944 seven squadrons and two special duty flights of the Royal Australian Air Force were equipped with B-24 Liberators.  This was the first ever long range heavy bomber force fully owned and operated by the RAAF and comprised : 82 (HB) Wing - 21, 23, & 24 Squadrons:  85 (HB) Wing - 12, 99 & 102 Squadrons : 25 Squadron : 200 & 201 Special Duty Flights and operational training, maintenance and support units.

We remember the sacrifice made by all those lost on the way to the final triumph and victory.

Australia Remembers 1945 - 1995  

Lest We Forget

Dedicated 25 August 1995 by B-24 Liberator Squadrons of Australia


Source: MA
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