No. 464 Squadron RAAF was a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) bomber squadron during World War II. Formed in 1942 in the United Kingdom with personnel from Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the Netherlands, the squadron served in the light bomber role, undertaking operations over France and the Low Countries, from bases in England. It also flew night fighter missions.

The Crest of “F” for Freddie Ventura aircraft 464 Sqdn part of the “ANZAC Wing” of bomber command. It shows an Emu and a Kiwi sitting on a boomerang. The first painted bomb represents the squadron’s first bombing sortie over Eindhoven raid in 1942.
The squadron lost three aircraft to anti-aircraft fire during the attack, but inflicted significant damage on the target.

After moving to RAF Methwold in April 1943, the squadron conducted raids over France, focused upon drawing out German fighter aircraft which were then destroyed by the Ventura's fighter escort. On 1 June, No. 464 Squadron was transferred from RAF Bomber Command to the Second Tactical Air Force. Concerns about the vulnerability of the Ventura, however, led to their withdrawal and in July, the squadron was re-equipped with the more suitable de Havilland Mosquito.

Later, following D-Day, the squadron moved to France where it was used to interdict German transports and infrastructure. It further engaged in several low-level precision raids against Gestapo targets in France and Denmark.

No 464 Squadron RAAF was one of two units which carried out a daring raid to strike a prison outside Amiens, France, where the German Gestapo was planning the imminent execution of members of the French Resistance among the prison’s 700 inmates. The second wave of attackers comprised five Mosquito fighter-bombers from 464 Squadron led by Wing Commander Robert Iredale, accompanied by a sixth flown by the RAF operation leader, Group Captain Percy Pickard. Striking with surprise and precision at midday, the raid succeeded in breaking the outer prison wall, and also breaching the main prison building and destroying the guards’ living quarters. Although 174 prisoners were killed or injured in the attack, 258 escaped (including 50 Resistance members). Lost in the operation were two aircraft from the second wave (including Pickard’s) and two Typhoons of the fighter escort.