The Centenary Project

On this day

On this day
20 January

1942 — In response to the Japanese build-up in the Pacific, 24 Squadron, RAAF, was relocated to RABAUL, New Britain, in an effort to protect the area. The town was attacked by over 100 Japanese fighters and bombers. 24 Squadron was equipped with 8 Wirraway planes. During the attack 3 Wirraways were shot down, 1 crashed on take-off and 2 were damaged in crash landings

1951 — “A” Company, 3 RAR occupied INCHON, Korea, while moving north with the 27th Brigade in counter-offensive operation