No. 21 Squadron RNZAF

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No. 21 Squadron
Active 1944–1945
Country New Zealand New Zealand
Branch Royal New Zealand Air Force
Type Fighter bomber

World War II

No. 21 Squadron was a squadron of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Formed in May 1944, it was equipped with F4U-1 Corsair fighter bombers.


21 Squadron was deployed to Kukum Field on Guadalcanal from June-July 1944, to Piva Airfield on Bougainville from July-September 1944and then returned to Guadalcanal from November-December 1944.[1] 21 Squadron deployed to Green Island from April-May 1945 and then to Jacquinot Bay from May–July 1945. The Squadron was disbanded in September 1945[1]

Commanding officers[edit]

  • Squadron Leader L. R. Bush May 1944-February 1945;
  • Squadron Leader W. J. MacLeod March–September 1945.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Ross, 1955, p. 328