Formed 20 July 1943 at Camden, NSW Aircraft Kittyhawk P-40N, Mustang CA-17
13 Nov 1943 – Kiriwina Island: Mainly provided air cover for strike forces into New Britain and adjacent islands. Some bombing and strafing operations.
12 Jan 1944 – Newton strip Nadzab: Provide air cover for bomber forces (USAAF) and Vengeances (RAAF) and close support for AIF.
21 Mar 1944 – Cape Gloucester, New Britain: Harassing of enemy forces together with bombing and strafing targets of opportunity.
24 Apr 1944 – Aitape, New Guinea: Primarily to provide air cover for landings at Hollandia by US forces after US Naval withdrawal & bombing & strafing targets of opportunity.
15 May 1944 – Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea: Provide air cover for the landings at Biak and adjacent islands with bombing and strafing targets of opportunity.
20 Jul 1944 – Noemfoor Island: Deny enemy use of airfields, destroying use of water and land transport and disrupt communications.
23 Dec 1944 – Morotai Island: Deny enemy use of airfields, destroying use of water and land transport and disrupt communications.
18 Jul 1945 – Tarakan Island, Borneo: Provide close support for AIF landing in Borneo, deny enemy use of airfields and bomb and strafe targets of opportunity.
17 Dec 1945 – Deniliquin, NSW: Maintain a nucleus for future squadron expansion.
31 May 1946 – Schofields, NSW: Expand and consolidate a post-war fighter squadron.
5 Aug 1946 – Williamtown, NSW: Provide training of an operational fighter squadron.