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No. 458 Squadron RAAF was a Royal Australian Air Force squadron during World War II. It was formed in Australia, under the Empire Air Training Scheme. The Squadron flew various versions of Vickers Wellington bombers, in Europe and later in the Middle East. The Squadron Motto is We find and destroy.

For more information go to the Australian War Memorial Web Site listed below under External Links.





  • Alexander, Peter. CMG,OBE,OAM and Peter Pettit. We Find and Destroy: A History of 458 RAAF Squadron. The 458 Sqn Council, 1959. Republished: Loftus, New South Wales, Australia: Australian Military History Publications, 1979 (Third edition 2002. ISBN 1-87643-908-4).
  • Jefford, Wing Commander C.G., MBE,BA,RAF (Retd). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing, 2001. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.
  • Halley, James J. The Squadrons of the Royal Air Force & Commonwealth, 1918-1988. Tonbridge, Kent, UK: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd., 1988. ISBN 0-85130-164-9.
  • Moyes, Philip J.R. Bomber Squadrons of the RAF and their Aircraft. London: Macdonald and Jane's (Publishers) Ltd., 1964 (new edition 1976). ISBN 0-354-01027-1.

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