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We Never Disappoint: A History of No 7 Squadron RAAF 1940-1945

  • Published: 28 September 2012
  • Author: Kevin Gogler
  • Price: NOT FOR SALE
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We Never Disappoint tells the story of No 7 Squadron, RAAF, and their struggle as the squadron built itself up several times to be ready for operational deployments in the Pacific, only to be let down by aircraft shortages, constant personnel changes and uncertainty over its role in the defence of Australia. When the time for action came, the squadron’s participation included some of the first anti-submarine strikes by Australian Beauforts, search and rescue and reconnaissance missions, and air operations during the Wewak amphibious campaign of May 1945.

We Never Disappoint chronicles the five years of No 7 Squadron’s operations through the recollections and records of the men who were there. Detailed written and oral histories, and RAAF historical records, have been collected to form an informative history of the squadron that includes personal anecdotes and insight into the lives and daily activities of men who gave their all to the cause no matter what the assignment or location. This personal touch establishes We Never Disappoint as a worthy addition alongside other books on the RAAF in the Pacific. It fills a gap in the RAAF’s history, helping to tell the story of Australian Beauforts in action and the crews that flew them.