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ID number UK2644
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Photographer Unknown
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 21 March 1945
Physical description Black & white


The most highly decorated Royal Australian airman flying, 407729 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) David John Shannon DSO and Bar DFC and Bar, of Bridgewater, SA, member of the Dambusters, was one of nineteen Australian airmen who attended Buckingham Palace. Following the investiture, Flt Lt Shannon is shown with his wife, formerly Section Officer A. S. Fowler, Women's Auxiliary Air Force Services (WAAF).