No 93 Squadron
After forming at Kingaroy, Queensland in January 1945, No 93 Squadron's Beaufighters deployed to Labuan, Borneo in July. Referred to as the 'Green Ghost Squadron', the Squadron's first mission was flown on 26 July when two aircraft flew an armed reconnaissance over Borneo.
Five days later, rocket armed Beaufighters attacked a barge carrying Japanese soldiers accompanied by a vessel identified as a Japanese oil tanker. Eighteen hits were recorded on the 800-ton tanker, which was later reported to have sunk. Operations in the month following Japan's surrender saw the Beaufighters dropping leaflets over Japanese areas advising the isolated units that the war was over. The following months, No 93 Squadron Beaufighters provided navigation escorts to formations of RAAF single-engine fighters returning to Australia or proceeding to Japan on occupation duties.
Returning to Australia in 1946, No 93 Squadron was disbanded at Narromine New South Wales on 22 August 1946.back to top back to RAAF units page