From Labuan to Japan: The Peacetime Casualties of No. 81 Wing, RAAF
The unconditional surrender of Imperial Japan on 2 September 1945 officially ended the bloody carnage of the Second World War. However, for the men of No. 81 (Fighter) Wing, RAAF, it merely catalysed a shift in operational focus. Sadly, despite the peace, the Wing would continue to lose men and aircraft in tragic and often horrific circumstances.