458 Squadron RAAF

No. 458 Squadron RAAF was a Royal Australian Air Force squadron during World War II. It was formed in Australia, under the Empire Air Training Scheme. The Squadron flew various versions of Vickers Wellington bombers, first in Europe and later in the Middle East.

Active: 10 July 1941 - 9 June 1945
Country: Australia
Allegiance: United Kingdom
Branch: Royal Australian Air Force
Role: Bomber
Maritime patrol
Part of: No. 1 Group RAF, Bomber Command
RAF Middle East Command
Motto: We find and destroy
Battle Honours: Fortress Europe, 1940 - 1944
France and Germany, 1944 - 1945
South-East Europe, 1942 - 1945
Mediterranean, 1940 - 1943
Sicily, 1943
Italy, 1943 - 1945
Squadron Codes: FU (Sep 1941 - Mar 1942)
MD (Oct 1942 - Apr 1943)
Aircraft flown: Bomber, Vickers Wellington