No. 20 Squadron RNZAF
No. 20 Squadron was a squadron of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Formed in January 1944 at RNZAF Station Ohakea, it was originally equipped with P-40 Kittyhawks. It later flew F4U-1 Corsair fighter bombers.
|No. 20 Squadron|
|Branch||Royal New Zealand Air Force|
|Garrison/HQ||RNZAF Base Ohakea|
|Engagements||World War II|
20 Squadron was deployed to Kukum Field on Guadalcanal from April-May 1944 and then to Piva Airfield on Bougainville from May-June 1944. The Squadron deployed to Palikulo Bay Airfield on Espiritu Santo from August-September 1944 and then returned to Guadalcanal from September-October 1944. The Squadron deployed to Green Island on 26 October 1944 assuming responsibility for local patrols and Dumbo escort.:269 The squadron returned to Santo in January 1945, then deployed to Bougainville until April 1945 and Jacquinot Bay from May–August 1945.
- Squadron Leader S. R. Duncan January–July 1944;
- Squadron Leader G. M. Robertson July–November 1944;
- Squadron Leader L. R. Reynolds December 1944–September 1945.