300 WING RAF
LATER 300 GROUP, RAF
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII

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300 Wing was established at Mascot Airfield, Sydney, Australia in late 1944 by the Royal Air Force RAF to provide air transportation facilities for the Royal Navy in the Southwest Pacific Area. 300 Wing RAF comprised the following units:-

300 Wing came under the control of Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, Commander of the British Pacific Fleet. 300 Wing was re-designated as 300 Group in 1945.

300 Wing RAF had its Headquarters in "Alta Vista" 6 Tivoli Place on corner of Punt Road, South Yarra in Melbourne close to RAAF Headquarters. "Alta Vista was an old mansion home with 21 rooms, 3 bathrooms and over 14 acres of land.

300 Wing is mentioned in a file in National Archives of Australia as having had a presence at 6 Tivoli Place, corner of Punt Road where a teleprinter service ran from there to Naval Headquarters at Albert Park Barracks. Another file talks about a Teleprinter circuit from the W/T Station at "Frognall, Canterbury to 300 Wing, Alta Vista, at South Yarra.

Two of 300 Group's Dakotas crashed into the ocean during the war resulting in the deaths of two crew.

300 Group RAF was disbanded in April 1946.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"Under the Southern Cross: The B-24 Liberator in the South Pacific" by Bob Livingstone

 

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