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 1944 and 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