No. 99 Squadron RAAF


No. 99 Squadron RAAF

No. 99 Squadron was a Royal Australian Air Force heavy bomber squadron of World War II.

No. 99 Squadron was formed at Leyburn on 1 February 1945. The Squadron's B-24 Liberator bombers arrived in early March and the Squadron was declared operational in April. No. 99 Squadron began moving to Darwin in May ahead of commencing combat operations but the war ended before this move was completed in September. As a result the Squadron did not see action.

Following the end of the war No. 99 Squadron operated in the transport role and was responsible for flying personnel and supplies between Darwin and southern Australia. No. 99 Squadron moved from Darwin to Tocumwal, New South Wales in November 1945 and was disbanded on 5 June 1946.

See also

  • B-24 Liberators in Australian service

References

  • Steve Eather (1995) Flying Squadrons of the Australian Defence Force. Aerospace Publications.
  • RAAF Museum No. 99 Squadron

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