NO. 114 FIGHTER CONTROL UNIT RAAF
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WW2
|visits since 23 September 2001|
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)
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
Photos via Paul Judd
|Darwin Post Office|
|Japanese Naval Sloop|
|RAAF Manus Island|
|Milne Bay Cemetery|
|Japanese Oil Tanker|
|Japanese ship on fire|
|RAAF Evans Head|
|Bombing at Wewak|
|RAAF Parkes during WW2|
|Japanese Seaplane Base|
|Tankers - fighter, Dubea, New Britain|
|Tony's on the ground at Dubea, New Britain|
|Walrus, Manus Island|
I'd like to thank Paul Judd for his assistance with this home page.
A typical RAAF Fighter Sector Headquarters
© Peter Dunn 2003
This page first produced 14 April 2001
This page last updated 19 February 2005