THE SECOND WORLD WAR
THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Viii,
No.457 Sqn, Morotai Island , April 1945,
No.80 Wing, 457 Sqn, Morotai Island, April 1945,
“Grey Nurse”,Fred J. Inger.
No. 457 Squadron flew its first operations from Morotai on 10 February.
The squadron's main roles in this period
were to conduct ground attack missions against Japanese camps
and shipping as well as escorting other aircraft engaged in attacking these targets.
This involved a heavy workload,
and the squadron flew over 293 operational sorties
between February and the end of April.
From May No. 457 Squadron's Spitfires began using dive bombing tactics
as well as strafing targets with their guns.
No. 457 Squadron participated in the Borneo Campaign
during the final months of the war.
On 27 May it was ordered to prepare for deployment,
and on 5 June its personnel and equipment sailed for Labuan island
off the north-west coast of Borneo.
**Please note that the second model will only be available with the hinged door,
and will not include a seated pilot figure.**
Please note that one more Spitfire MK VIII for the RAAF at Moratai,
will be available later next year, as well as more ground crew and pilots.
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