DAP Beaufort A9-141

13 Squadron

13 Squadron RAAF - History

Number 13 Squadron was formed in Darwin, Northen Territory, in June 1940 - with personnel detached from Number 12 Squadron. The Unit took delivery of Lockheed Hudsons and began reconnaissance and shipping patrols. The Squadron continued to conduct operations against the Japanese until 4 April 1943 when it handed its Hudson aircraft over to No. 2 Squadron and was withdrawn to RAAF Base Fairbairn to rest and re-equip.

At Fairbairn 13 Squadron took delivery of Bristol Beaufort and Lockheed Ventura aircraft and conducted anti-submarine and shipping patrols along the Australian east coast. The Beauforts were handed over to No. 2 Squadron in August.

DAP Beaufort Bases

13 Squadron operated from the following Bases with their DAP Beauforts:
  • Place
  • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
  • Detachments At:
  • Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
  • Arrival Date
  • Unknown
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DAP Beaufort Aircraft

13 Squadron operated from the following Bases with their DAP Beauforts:
Serial Number Squadron Code Picture/Description - Location/Reference Source - Date/Source
  • A9-380
  • A9-392
  • SF-H
  • SF-O
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