No. 24 Squadron RNZAF

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No. 24 Squadron
Active 1944–1945
Country New Zealand New Zealand
Branch Royal New Zealand Air Force
Type Fighter bomber

World War II

No. 24 Squadron was a squadron of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Formed in September 1944, it was equipped with F4U-1 Corsair fighter bombers.


24 Squadron was deployed to Piva Airfield on Bougainville from December 1944-January 1945 then to Palikulo Bay Airfield on Espiritu Santo. 24 Squadron deployed to Green Island from March-May 1945, to Bougainville from July-October 1945 and then to Santo from October 1945 where it was disbanded. [1]

Commanding officers[edit]

  • Squadron Leader M. T. Vanderpump October 1944-January 1945;
  • Squadron Leader A. G. S. George February–October 1945.[1]


  1. ^ a b Ross, 1955, p. 329