No. 102 Squadron (RAAF): Second World War

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No.102 Squadron, RAAF, was formed as a heavy bomber squadron but the war ended before it entered combat, and it saw limited use as a transport unit.

The squadron was formed at Cecil Plains, Queensland, as a B-24 Liberator equipped heavy bomber squadron. The first Liberators didn't arrive until July, and were used alongside a number of Avro Ansons and Tiger Moths for training.

The war ended before the squadron took part in any bomber operations. Instead it was used as a transport squadron, flying between Australia and Finschhafen, Morotai and Bougainville. It was used to carry supplies from Australia and to return troops whose enlistment had ended back home.

The squadron was withdrawn from flying operations in December 1945 and was disbanded on 18 March 1946.

May 1945-March 1946: Consolidated Liberator

May 1945-: Cecil Plains, Queensland

Squadron Codes: -

May 1945-September 1945: Bomber Squadron being worked up
September-December 1945: Transport duties



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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (19 July 2012), No. 102 Squadron (RAAF): Second World War,

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