NO. 9 REPAIR AND SALVAGE UNIT RAAF (9 RSU)
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII

 

No 9 Repair and Salvage Unit RAAF (9 RSU) was formed at Werribee Airfield, in Victoria on 15 September 1943. Its new Commanding Officer Flight Lieutenant R.A. Savage arrived at Werribee Airfield on 16 September 1943. The unit was involved in salvaging and repairing various crashed aircraft in the region.

An advanced party of 1 Officer and 15 Airmen and 8 M/T vehicles left Werribee on 5 April 1944 headed fro their new base at Sattler in the Northern Territory. The advanced party arrived at Sattler on 8 April 1944. The rear party of 3 Officers and 5 Airmen left Werribee on 10 April 1944. The three Officers arrived at Sattler on 20 April 1944, the the 5 Airmen arrived on 22 April 1944. The 8 M/T vehicles arrived on 21 April 1944. The established their camp at No. 6 Camp Site.

9 RSU commenced moving to Darwin in January 1945, in readiness for a move to Morotai. The advance party arrived at Morotai on 31 January 1945. In mid February 1945 they commenced to load equipment onboard the US Liberty Ship SS Nicholas J. Sinnott and another ship. The SS. Nicholas J. Sinnott arrived at Morotai on 14 March 1945.

 

REFERENCES

Operations Record Book No. 9 Repair & Salvage Unit
National Archives of Australia

 

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