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Members of No. 456 Squadron in front of a Mosquito aircraft in 1943

No. 456 Squadron RAAF was a Royal Australian Air Force squadron during World War II. It was formed in June 1941 in the United Kingdom under the Empire Air Training Scheme as a night fighter squadron equipped with Defiant fighters. The Squadron was soon reequipped with Beaufighters and scored its first kill in January 1942. In December 1942 the Squadron was reequipped with Mosquito fighters and began offensive missions over Europe. No. 456 Squadron continued in the fighter and ground attack roles until the end of the European war when it was disbanded on 15 June 1945.






  • Bennet, John. Fighter Nights: 456 Squadron RAAF. Belconnen, Australia: Banner Books, 1995. ISBN 1-87559-310-1.

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