What aircraft are based at Williamtown?
RAAF Base Williamtown is home to the F-35A Lightning II aircraft, Hawk 127, F/A-18A/B Hornet, E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control aircraft and PC-9/A training aircraft.
When was Williamtown RAAF base built?
15 February 1941
RAAF Base Williamtown was formed on 15 February 1941. Located 30 kilometres north of Newcastle, RAAF Base Williamtown is Australia’s premier fighter pilot training base and this will continue with the introduction of the F-35A Lightning II aircraft.
What are soldiers called in the Air Force?
Members of the U.S. Army and National Guard are soldiers. Members of the Air Force are airmen. Members of the Navy are sailors.
Where did the 81 Wing operate in WW2?
Established at Ballarat, Victoria, on 12 April 1944, No. 81 Wing operated P-40 Kittyhawk fighters in the South West Pacific theatre of World War II. Group Captain Gordon Steege set up headquarters on Los Negros in the Admiralty Islands on 30 August.
Who was the US Air Force Wing 81 on Morotai?
Its commander on Morotai and Labuan was Group Captain Ian McLachlan. No. 81 Wing was to have provided two squadrons in support of Operation Oboe Two, the assault on Balikpapan, in June but Tarakan airfield, from which it was to operate, was not ready in time. The wing was still based on Labuan when the Pacific War ended in August 1945.
Who was the area air defence commander of 81 Wing?
The Officer Commanding No. 81 Wing, Group Captain A.F. Mather, took on the role of Area Air Defence Commander.
How many students are trained at the 81st TRW?
Keesler trains more than 28,000 students annually with an average daily student load of more than 2,700. The 81st TRW is a lead Joint Training Installation, instructing not only Air Force, but Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and civilian federal agency personnel.