End of the Battle for Milne Bay

07 Sep 1942

As the Battle for Milne Bay (25 August–7 September 1942) was in its closing stages, Bristol Beauforts of No 100 Squadron mounted the first RAAF torpedo bomber attack of World War II. The Beauforts had been hurriedly transferred from Laverton, Victoria, to the newly-constructed ‘No 1 Strip’ at Milne Bay to join in the Allied effort against enemy ships in the area.