Aircraft, Bases & Commanders

Aircraft Operated by 458 RAAF Squadron

From To Aircraft Version
August 1941 January 1942 Vickers Wellington Mk.IV
February 1942 April 1942 Vickers Wellington Mk.Ic
October 1942 November 1942 Vickers Wellington Mk.Ic
October 1942 September 1943 Vickers Wellington Mk.VIII
June 1943 May 1944 Vickers Wellington Mk.XIII
February 1944 June 1945 Vickers Wellington Mk.XIV

Newsreel of Vickers Wellingtons in the Mediterranean:



Squadron Bases and Airfields used by 458 RAAF Squadron

From To Base Remark
10 July 1941 7 August 1941 Williamtown, New South Wales, Australia
7 August 1941 25 August 1941 en route to the UK
25 August 1941 February 1942 RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor, Yorkshire
February 1942 March 1942 en route to the Middle East Dispersed upon arrival
1 September 1942 30 March 1943 Shallufa, Egypt re-establishment
30 March 1943 18 June 1943 LG.91, Egypt Detachments at RAF Luqa, Malta and Blida, Algeria
18 June 1943 9 October 1943 Protville I, Tunisia
9 October 1943 25 March 1944 Bone Airfield, Algeria Detachments at Blida, Algeria; RAF Luqa, Malta; Grottaglie Airfield, Italy; Ghisonaccia Airfield, Corsica; Borizzo Airfield, Sicily and Réghaïa, Algeria
25 March 1944 3 September 1944 Alghero Airfield, Sardinia
3 September 1944 29 January 1945 Foggia Airfield, Italy Detachments at Falconara Airfield, Italy; Rosignano Airfield, Italy and La Vallon Airfield, France
29 January 1945 9 June 1945 RAF North Front, Gibraltar

Commanding officers of the 458 RAAF Squadron

From To Name
1 September 1941 15 February 1942 (MIA) Wing Commander N.G. Mulholland, DFC
15 February 1942 1 June 1943 Squadron Leader L.L. Johnston
1 June 1943 27 September 1943 Lieutenant Colonel B.R. McKenzie (SAAF)
27 September 1943 1 July 1944 Wing Commander J. Dowling
1 July 1944 9 June 1945 Wing Commander R.C. MacKay, DFC
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