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5 Fighter Control Unit

Details:

Title

5 Fighter Control Unit

Collection

WWII Military Units; HistoryNT; Second World War, 1939-1945

Date

2021

Location

Darwin

Nation of service

Australia

Service

Air Force

Service branch

Radar

Unit

5 Fighter Control Unit

Alternative unit name

5 Fighter Sector Headquarters; 105 Fighter Sector Headquarters; 105 Fighter Control Unit

Date arrived in NT

1942-02-25

Date left the NT

1946-04-18

History

The Unit was formed at Sandfly Gully in Darwin 25 February 1942 as 5 Fighter Sector Headquarters. Their role was to provide fighter control and co-ordinate anti-aircraft defences. They constructed a new operations room July to October 1942 east of the former Berrimah hospital near the war cemetery. Unit renamed to 105 Fighter Sector headquarters 24 October 1943 and renamed to 105 Fighter Control Unit 7 March 1944. The Unit was disbanded 18 April 1946.

Language

English

Subject

Second World War, 1939-1945; Royal Australian Air Force; Radar; 5 Fighter Sector Headquarters; 105 Fighter Sector Headquarters; 105 Fighter Control Unit; Air Force; Australia; 5 Fighter Control Unit

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC-BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Library & Archives NT

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Related links

https://trove.nla.gov.au/list/32742 [5 Fighter Control Unit - 5 Fighter Sector Headquarters]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/844625


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