No. 31 Squadron Association

No. 31 Squadron RAAF (1942 - 1946)
Reformed as No. 31 (City of Wagga Wagga) Squadron RAAF 2010

31 Squadron Operational Reports

31 Squadron Operational Reports

31 SQUADRON OPERATIONAL REPORTS

             Operational Reports for 31 Squadron. 11-8-41 to 31-8-45.

Reproduced with the permission of the National Archives of Australia

Below are the operational logs that the commanding officer of the squadron have signed. They are about the daily missions, operations, equipment, transport and describe the arrival and departure of the various airmen as they eventually completed their tours of duty. From these pages you may be able to trace the start and finish of  particular Pilots and Navigators who performed their tours of duty while they were with 31 Squadron. Unfortunately, the Ground crews of the Squadron were not mentioned as the operational notes were mainly about the missions performed. It is interesting to note that from around February 1944 as the squadrons activity started to reduce, that the reports started to include the welfare of the Squadron as a whole.

According to the reports, the topics started to include Medical, Morale, Hygiene and Recreational activities. Recreational activities ranged from Badminton, Football, Cards, Darts and Cricket. There was also swimming at local waterholes and Mindil Beach at Darwin and at Adelaide River and no doubt in the islands as the squadron moved up there.  A  Cinema was provided at Coomalie around 1943 as was a Chapel for their spiritual needs. These pages cover the period from the formation of the Squadron, 11-08-1942  to the end of August 1945.

AUGUST 42

SEPTEMBER 42

OCTOBER 42

NOVEMBER 42

DECEMBER 42

JANUARY 43

FEBRUARY 43

MARCH 43

APRIL 43

MAY 43

JUNE 43

JULY  43

AUGUST 43

SEPTEMBER  43

OCTOBER 43

 

NOVEMBER 43

 

DECEMBER 43

JANUARY 1944

FEBRUARY 1944

March 1944

APRIL 1944

MAY 1944

JUNE 1944

JULY 1944

AUGUST 1944

SEPTEMBER 1944

OCTOBER 1944

NOVEMBER 1944

DECEMBER 1944

JANUARY 1945

FEBRUARY 1945

MARCH 1945

APRIL 1945

MAY 1945

JUNE 1945

JULY 1945

AUGUST 1945