No. 45 Operational Base Unit RAAF

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Brief History

No. 45 Operational Base Unit was formed at Port Moresby on 7 March 1943 to control barracks, messing, dental, medical, area bomb disposal and the administration of No. 7 Postal Unit at Port Moresby. On 5 Apr 1943 there was a daylight air raid at Port Moresby and on 15 Apr 1943 the Unit took control of the meteorological station.

In August 1945 the Unit began to disband with all personnel posted to RAAF Station Port Moresby and the Squadron was finally disbanded on 7 Sep 1945.

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Content has come from Units of the Royal Australian Air Force - A Concise History - Volume 1 Bases, Supporting Organisations - Australian Government Publishing Service - 1995

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