NO. 114 FIGHTER CONTROL UNIT RAAF
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WW2

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No. 114 Fighter Control Unit was formed at Camden on 23 May 1943. I'm unsure whether it was ever known as No. 14 Fighter Sector Headquarters at any stage. Can anyone advise please advise?

Group Captain Gordon Henry Steege, DSO, DFC  was made Commanding Officer of 8 Fighter Sector Headquarters in Brisbane in March 1943. In the same month he moved to 14 Fighter Sector Headquarters as its Commanding Officer.

The Unit embarked from Sydney on 6 Jun 1943 and disembarked at Milne Bay on 14 Jun 1943. They moved to Kiriwina on 6 Aug 1943. They moved again to Los Negros on 16 Mar 1944. 

They then returned to Australia arriving at Strathpine on 29 Jan 1945. They embarked from Brisbane on 3 Apr 1945 and disembarked at Morotai on 19 Apr 1945. The Unit came under the command of the 1st Tactical Air Force (RAAF) and under the direct control of 78 (Fighter) Wing Headquarters.

They moved to Tarakan on 1 May 1945. 

They then returned to Australia arriving at Deniliquin on 18 Dec 1945. They moved to Schofields on 1 Jun 1946 and finally moved to Williamtown on 8 Aug 1946.

The Unit was finally disbanded on 1 Apr 1948.

Paul Judd's father, Arthur Edward Judd, was a member of 14 Fighter Sector and 114 Fighter Sector HQ (114 FSHQ) between June and October 1943. Paul believes that his father was in the Radio Room at 114 FSHQ.

Service Record for Arthur Edward Judd (411245)
enlists in the RAAF 27 April 1941
2 Wags   5-1941 (Wireless air gunner)
6 Bags   3-42 (bombing & Air gunnery)
3 HQ Bankstown   5-42
7 sqdn   1-6-42
10 TV Bairnsdale   8-42 (TU? Telecomm.Unit)
No 36 Sandgate   (Brisbane)
No2 ED (Embarkation Depot)
embarked from Aust 6-6-43
14 FS (fighter sector)
FS HQ
14 MFS (mobile fighter sector)
114MFS HQ 10-43
AD HQ Madang 1-45 (area defense h'quarters)
2 P Depot 12-45 (Personnel depot)
Left N Guinea 8-11-44
Aust for NG 18 Jan 45
Left NG 4-12-45
Discharged 11-2-1946

Photos via Paul Judd

14fshq01.jpg (54959 bytes) Coral Sea
14fshq02.jpg (76911 bytes) Bismarck Sea
14fshq03.jpg (83304 bytes) Darwin Post Office
14fshq04.jpg (104725 bytes) Boston Attack
14fshq05.jpg (78611 bytes) Japanese Naval Sloop
14fshq06.jpg (139217 bytes) RAAF Manus Island
14fshq07.jpg (92857 bytes) Milne Bay Cemetery
14fshq08.jpg (172819 bytes) Japanese Oil Tanker
14fshq09.jpg (147608 bytes) Japanese ship on fire
14fshq10.jpg (64989 bytes) RAAF Evans Head
14fshq11.jpg (113337 bytes) Bombing at Wewak
14fshq13.jpg (118817 bytes) RAAF Parkes
14fshq14.jpg (79843 bytes) RAAF Parkes during WW2
14fshq15.jpg (77249 bytes) Japanese Seaplane Base
14fshq16.jpg (111687 bytes) Tankers - fighter, Dubea, New Britain
14fshq17.jpg (102224 bytes) Tony's on the ground at Dubea, New Britain
14fshq12.jpg (94278 bytes) Walrus, Manus Island

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Paul Judd for his assistance with this home page.

 

A typical RAAF Fighter Sector Headquarters

 

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