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The 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 during World War Two.

The plaque is situated on a Remembrance Wall at the Museum.


Address:557 Stuart Highway, Darwin Aviation Museum, Winnellie, 0820
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.425509
Long: 130.895642
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Approx. Event Start Date:1942
Approx. Event End Date:1945


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:May-1992
Front Inscription

1942  - 380th Bomb Group - 1945

528th  529th  530th  531dy  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 personnel engaged the enemy in the entire SWPA, flying the longest unescorted 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 Archipeligo : Air Offensive : Japan : Western Pacific : Northern Solomons : Southern Philippines : Luzon : China Offensive : China Defensive.

Decorations : Two Presidential Unit Citations
                       The Philippines Presidential Unit Citation

Dedicated : May 1992 - 380th Bomb Group Association.


Source: MA
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