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02-April-2011
02-April-2011

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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.

 

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Captain Reg Saunders Courtyard, Australian War Memorial, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.280656
Long: 149.148183
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 1st April, 2000
Front Inscription

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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