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The Golden Years - The Royal Australian Air Force 1931-1953

In three years No. 77 Squadron lost thirty-five members dead and in addition a number of RAF pilots on exchange duty with the Squadron were killed in action. The Squadron carried out 81,872 individual sorties, destroying 3,700 buildings, 1,500 vehicles and 16 bridges.

It shot down three MiG-15's and three other enemy fighters.

RAAF Dakotas of No. 30 Transport Unit carried out most of the aerial supply and medical evacuation for the British Commonwealth forces in Korea. The Transport Unit grew into No. 36 Squadron in March 1953. In the medical air evacuation role alone the Dakotas carried a total of 12,ooo troops out of Korea. They carried 100,000 passengers and 13,500,000 lb of freight and mail.

20mm cannon shells being loaded by LAC P. O
20mm cannon shells being loaded by LAC P. O'Toole
Meteor jet of No. 77 Squadron.
Meteor jet of No. 77 Squadron.
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