Territory Stories

76 Squadron

Details:

Title

76 Squadron

Collection

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

Date

2021

Location

Batchelor; Strauss

Nation of service

Australia

Service

Air Force

Service branch

Fighter

Unit

76 Squadron

Parent unit

73 Wing

Date arrived in NT

1942-10-05

Date left the NT

1943-01-29

History

The Squadron was formed at Archerfield, Queensland, March 1942. It served with distinction at Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea before deploying to the Strauss airfield, October 1942. It took part in Operation Potshot. Keith William "Bluey" Truscott died when he crashed his Kittyhawk while serving with this Squadron. It was disbanded 29 October 1948.

Notes

Metadata: Attribution International 4.0 (CC-BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Language

English

Subject

Second World War, 1939-1945; Royal Australian Air Force; Fighter; p-40 kittyhawks; 73 Wing; Air Force; Australia; 76 Squadron; 73 Wing

File type

image/tiff

Use

No known copyright

Copyright owner

Library & Archives NT

License

https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/pubic-domain/pdm

Related links

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/11909 [PictureNT : PH0226/0088, Restored P40, Bob Alford Collection]; https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/U59414 [No. 76 Squadron]; https://trove.nla.gov.au/list/32734 [76 Squadron]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/844649

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/844649

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/844894


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