Late in the day the aircraft then flew from Darwin back to Koepang where they spent the night. since Marrows skimmed in so low over the wave-tops that the other two boats did not have a clear shot past U-461.

Both sides suffered significant casualties.

An Early Morale Boost. (A typical rocket installation on an RAAF aircraft; AWM keyword: SUK12387 ). Wales, along with some EATS graduates posted to British squadrons. (A nice study of 461/P taking off; AWM Keyword: P01520*001 ) "The radius is about 3 metres, and it's 12 metres long. including W.A.A.A.F.s buried in War Cemeteries

(Two months later, Marrows and his crew were very lucky to survive a running battle with six Ju88 twin-engined fighter aircraft. in Queen Street, Brisbane from 1942 - 1944 and then at Camp Victoria Park in

The same happened in October, November and December 1939. The submarine was severely damaged and unable to submerge. “God, I can’t wait to get to work." 4 OTU.

12 April 1943-22 August 1945: Hughes Field, nr Darwin The squadron remained on Borneo for the rest of the war, flying reconnaissance missions to find Allied POWs and make sure that the Japanese were surrendering. Lucas attacked again with his last two depth-charges. (Ten photos of U-461 in less stressful circumstances AWM Keyword: u461 ) The last recorded Hudson came on 8 April, when one aircraft flew search Jackass 'C'. 8 Squadron RAAF From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia No. 2 Squadron RFC, it was known to the British military as "No. (As a complete contrast to such destruction, there are four photos of the kind-hearted Holland presenting bananas (an unobtainable treat in those days) to children in a London hospital; AWM Keyword: 416002 ).

U-663 was spotted with binoculars, outward bound, whilst the Sunderland was about 17 miles away and patrolling just below the cloud base. AWM Keyword: 128200 ) Tilley dropped a life raft and food pack. Leigh Light Debut.

Fighter Control Unit (possibly originally No. [18] The squadron forms part of the Surveillance & Response Group's No. This strange co-incidence occurred during a classic anti-submarine engagement involving combined forces on both sides. During a midwinter 'Percussion' patrol in the Bay of Biscay, Sunderland 'U' of 10 Squadron RAAF spotted U-426, outward bound at a distance of 12 miles in excellent visibility. with more information?

RAAF Operations Record Books ORBs supply and maintenance services, and there was also a strong commitment The Hudson was damaged by the blast from the direct hit. Confidently remaining on the surface, U-426 opened fire at five miles with its daunting armament of an automatic 30mm gun and 4x20mm cannon. It illustrates the intensity of the fighting during Doenitz's 'group sailing' experiments in 1943, when groups of U-boats travelled together on the surface to provide mutual anti-aircraft defence. Copy and paste the search keywords noted below, including any punctuation, to the 'Find This' box of the search engine, then click the 'Search' button.). 34 Squadron, while the previously existing No. RAAF never got the chance to serve overseas. The group of boats was spotted by RAF Liberator 53/O, which homed in two Halifaxes from RAF 502 Squadron, a USN 19th Squadron Liberator and an RAAF Sunderland, 461/U, flown by Flight Lieutenant Dudley Marrows. The Royal Australian Air Force was expanding when war broke out, having 12 squadrons formed or in the process of forming.

accepted Short Service Commissions with the RAF and were serving U-97 Sunk. U-563 was finally sunk by two further depth-charge attacks from RAF Sunderland 228/X.

The Japanese ship was damaged and ran aground.

The emergency landing ground was also attacked once, with the loss of one Hudson. The Australian War Museum has a gripping photo of a low-level attack on a U-boat in the Bay of Biscay by an RAAF Sunderland, flown by Flight Lieutenant H. W. Skinner. @ War"