2 SQUADRON RAAF
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WW2

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On 10 November 1941 five Lockheed Hudsons from 2 Squadron RAAF departed Laverton Airfield at 0815K hours for Mallacoota Airfield in connection with an exercise to test Army organisation re supply of petrol and rations at No.1 Operational Base Unit at Mallacoota. A diverging search was also carried out from this advanced operational base between bearings 120 and 200 from Gabo Island to a depth of 200 miles to seaward. Their objective was to search for surface vessels. All sightings were successfully identified.

 

p920745.jpg (109347 bytes) No 2 Squadron, 1944. B-25 Mitchell. 

Charles Eaton Photographic Collection via Mitch Williamson

p920745a.jpg (102653 bytes) No 2 Squadron, 1944. B-25 Mitchell. 

Charles Eaton Photographic Collection via Mitch Williamson

p920746.jpg (105194 bytes) No 2 Squadron, 1944. B-25 Mitchell. 

Charles Eaton Photographic Collection via Mitch Williamson

 

Crash of B-25D Mitchell, A47-12
on the beach on Peron Island, NT on 1 September 1944

 

Crash of a B-25D Mitchell, A47-6 into the sea
near Peron Island on 2 September 1944

 

USS Perry attacked in error
by 2 Squadron RAAF in early January 1942

 

Hudson landing accident
at Drysdale on 14 April 1943

 

Hudson missing after leaving Millingimbi, NT
on 15/16 Oct 1943

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"Highest Traditions The History of No. 2 Squadron, RAAF"
by John Bennett

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