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No. 82 Squadron RAAF


No. 82 Squadron RAAF

No. 82 Squadron RAAF

No. 82 Squadron Mustang aircraft in Japan in 1947
Active 18 June 1943 – 22 October 1948
Country  Australia
Branch Royal Australian Air Force
Role Fighter
Engagements World War II
Aircraft flown
Fighter P-40 Kittyhawk
P-39 Airacobra
CAC Mustang

No. 82 Squadron RAAF was a Royal Australian Air Force fighter squadron. The Squadron was formed in June 1943 and was disbanded in October 1948 after seeing action during World War II and participating in the British Commonwealth Occupation Force.


No. 82 Squadron was formed at Bankstown, New South Wales on 18 June 1943. The Squadron was to be equipped with P-40 Kittyhawk fighters but was initially partially equipped with P-39 Airacobras. The Squadron conducted training at Bankstown until April 1944 when it moved to Townsville, Queensland for further training. No. 82 Squadron moved to Noemfoor island in August 1944 and flew its first combat mission on 7 September. The Squadron conducted ground attack missions in New Guinea until March 1945 when it moved to Morotai Island in the Netherlands East Indies (NEI).

From Morotai No. 82 Squadron conducted ground attack missions in the NEI and escorted Allied convoys carrying troops bound for the liberation of Borneo. The Squadron moved to Labuan island off Borneo in June and flew in support of the Australian Army units in Borneo until the end of the war.

Shortly after the end of the war No. 82 Squadron was selected to form part of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force in Japan. The Squadron was reequipped with P-51D Mustang fighters in September and deployed to Japan in March 1946. From April the Squadron conducted surveillance patrols over Japan as well as participating in routine exercises and flypasts. No. 82 Squadron was disbanded at Iwakuni, Japan on 22 October 1948 as part of the reduction of Australian forces in Japan.

Aircraft operated


  • Steve Eather (1995) Flying Squadrons of the Australian Defence Force. Aerospace Publications. ISBN 1-875671-15-3 Pages 94-95.
  • RAAF Historical Section (1995). Units of the Royal Australian Air Force. A Concise History. Volume 2 Fighter Units. Australian Government Publishing Service. Canberra. ISBN 0-644-42794-9 Pages 78-82.
  • RAAF Museum 82 Squadron

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