air-sea rescue

No. 111 Air-Sea Rescue Flight RAAF

No. 111 Air-Sea Rescue Flight was a Royal Australian Air Force unit of World War II. The Flight was formed at Madang in New Guinea on 13 December 1944 and was equipped with PBY Catalinas. The Flight's role was to carry out search and rescue operations and provide rescue support to other aircraft during attacks on Japanese targets. The flight's aircraft also conducted offensive operations and dropped supplies on behalf of the Australian New Guinea Administration Unit. Following the end of the war the Flight moved to Port Morseby on 18 March 1946 and was disbanded there on 24 January 1947.


  • RAAF Historical Section (1995), Units of the Royal Australian Air Force. A Concise History. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

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