43 Squadron RAAF Info

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Manila
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43 Squadron RAAF Info

Post by Manila » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:15 am

I am looking for information of a raid this Squadron did in 1944. I have exhausted all avenue's I can via the internet, TROVE, NAA, AWM, books and articles etc however these do not go into sufficient depth nor cover what I am looking for.
I am after pilots de-brief reports, mission reports, radio calls made etc.
Who, if this information still exists, would have this?
I will make a trip to Canberra for this info so need to plan ahead.

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Re: 43 Squadron RAAF Info

Post by Daniel Leahy » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:33 pm

Hi there,

Sounds very interesting...

Almost certain TROVE would have nothing. Theses documents - if they still exist - would probably either be held by NAA or AWM, though only a basic reference may appear online.

I'm assuming you've already checked the squadron ORB (diary) which should be available online through the NAA website. These often have appendices, so the information you are looking for may be included there (but perhaps not in date order).

I'll have a bit of a look and ask around to see what I might be able to find. I too would be interested in locating such documents.

Cheers,

Daniel Leahy
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Re: 43 Squadron RAAF Info

Post by Gordy P40 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:27 am

You may need to go to the parent Wing,....umm...?? Wing? Then look under operations etc

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Re: 43 Squadron RAAF Info

Post by Gordy P40 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:11 am

National Archives Australia

Item details for: A11313, Z3

Title : [No 43 (GR/FB) [General Reconnaissance/Flying Boat] Squadron] - Attack Reports No 1 [1.5cm]Contents date range : 1943 - 1944
Series number :A11313
Control symbol: Z3
Item barcode: 3506556
Location: Canberra
Access status:Not yet examinedPhysical format :PAPER FILES AND DOCUMENTS (allocated at series level)

Title :[No 43 (GR/FB) [General Reconnaissance/Flying Boat] Squadron] - Intelligence - Strikes and Narrative Reports [2cm]Contents date range:1945 - 1945
Series number :A11313
Control symbol : Z6
Item barcode :3506565
Location :Canberra
Access status :Not yet examined

Physical format

PAPER FILES AND DOCUMENTS (allocated at series level)


There's more, under Series number A11313


One is opened:

Item details for: A11313, 7/8/AIR PART 1
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Title : [No 43 (GR/FB) [General Reconnaissance/Flying Boat] Squadron] - Orderly Room - Mining Operations - Reports on [1cm]Contents date range:1944 - 1945
Series number:A11313
Control symbol :7/8/AIR PART 1
Item barcode :3506520
Location :Canberra
Access status :Open
Date of decision :22 Jul 2004
Physical format

PAPER FILES AND DOCUMENTS (allocated at series level)

Best
Gordy

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Re: 43 Squadron RAAF Info

Post by Brenden S » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:17 am

You have to love the NAA sometimes with the content on there.

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Re: 43 Squadron RAAF Info

Post by Manila » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:44 pm

Gents,
Thanks.
Daniel, Trove offers good info however the Squadron Diary available online does not cover much at all, in fact only a passing reference to the missing Catalina.
Gordy, good info, I am off to Australia next week and will try to get to Canberra to look at what you suggest.
Cheers
Tony

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