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02-April-2011
02-April-2011

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The plaque commemorates the personnel who served in the 82 Fighter Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.). The plaque location is indicated by a red poppy in the second image. 

No. 82 Squadron RAAF was a Royal Australian Air Force fighter squadron that operated during World War Two and its immediate aftermath. It was formed in June 1943, flying Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawks and, initially, Bell P-39 Aircobras from bases in Queensland and New Guinea. The squadron became operational in September 1944, and undertook ground attack missions against Japanese targets in the Pacific theatre. Following the end of hostilities, No. 82 Squadron was re-equipped with North American P-51 Mustangs and deployed to Japan, where it formed part of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force. It remained there until October 1948, when it was disbanded.

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280191
Long: 149.147884
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:18-June-1943
Actual Event End Date:29-October-1948

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 1st March, 2001
Front Inscription

Dedicated In Memory 
Of All Who Served In 
82 Fighter Squadron 
Royal Australian Air Force 
During The Years Of Active Service
18 June 1943 To 29 October 1948

Source: MA
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