Branch - Fighter Squadrons
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With the Second World War now at an end, Australia became home to thousands of military aircraft that had become surplus to Australia’s post war needs. Some were thrown in lakes, dams and disused quarries, many were bulldozed into the ground, whilst hundreds more dumped out at sea.
Its unmistakable lines created the most distinctive and recognizable aircraft silhouette of WWII. However, on August 25, 1942 its presence was so secret; it flew under the code name Capstan.
The Mercury - Hobart - September 13, 1941