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Wing Commander Bobby Gibbes, RAAF No.457 Sqn, Morotai Island, April 1945, No.80 Wing (1pc) 

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Wing Commander Bobby Gibbes, RAAF No.457 Sqn, Morotai Island, April 1945, No.80 Wing (1pc)
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Historical Note:

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The Second World War: a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) COLLECTION

 

Historic: No. 457 Squadron flew its first operations from Morotai on 10 February. The squadron's main roles in this period were to conduct ground attack missions against Japanese camps and shipping as well as escorting other aircraft engaged in attacking these targets. This involved a heavy workload, and the squadron flew over 293 operational sorties between February and the end of April. From May No. 457 Squadron's Spitfires began using dive bombing tactics as well as strafing targets with their guns. No. 457 Squadron participated in the Borneo Campaign during the final months of the war. On 27 May it was ordered to prepare for deployment, and on 5 June its personnel and equipment sailed for Labuan island off the north-west coast of Borneo.

Info: Wing Commander Bobby Gibbes, RAAF No.457 Sqn, Morotai Island, April 1945, No.80 Wing (1pc)


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