BATTLE OF THE BISMARCK SEA
Thursday, 2nd March, 2017
Richmond Airbase, Richmond NSW
For inquires you may contact our Secretary by clicking on this link: Contact Yvonne
This annual event is always held on the first Thursday of March, being the anniversary of the closing day of the battle. The service is attended by Senior members of the RAAF, USAF, surviving war veterans of 30Sqn and 100Sqn, their families and descendants, members of the respective associations, students of Richmond High School and supporting teachers and importantly current serving military personnel of the respected RAAF squadrons.
The Service is held at 10am in the Chapel at Richmond Air Base, Richmond NSW and is followed by lunch in the Officers Mess. Parking is RAAF assembly car park near the Pass Office. Participants are taken by RAAF transport onto the Base to the commemorative hall. It is advisable to be parked by around 9.30am, as the Chapel Service will commence at 10.00am sharp.
Please Note, an attendance this event requires submitting a list of attendees to Base Security in the lead up to the event. Please RSVP Yvonne Holt if you wish to attend. You can do so by clicking on 'contact us' on the left side menu of website.
For more information on the battle of the Bismarck Sea, the first USAAF / RAAF combined operation in the Pacific war, please click on the menu item on the upper left side of our home page, Battle of the Bismarck Sea.
Allied and Japanese Battle Maps
above: Allied War Map, Feb 1943
below: Japanese War Map, Feb 1943
Images of the Battle of Bismarck Sea Service in 2006
Rev. Cameron Smith
The Royal Australian Air Force
Representative of the United States of America
paying respect for the USAAF personel lost in the battle.
above: One of the Air Crew from Beaufighter "X" that took part in the Battle. Fred Cassidy OAM
Noel Lyon of the Catalina Association
Syd Kildea of the Flying Shovels
Wreaths laid by family members, RAAF, USAAF and 30SQN
Students representing Richmond High School
viagra sans ordonnance Remembering the USAAF and RAAF Role in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea
Playing, The Last Post
Never a day should pass without remembering why we can enjoy the freedom we have today
Don Angus and Bruce Roberston