South West Pacific Area. 4 September 1944. Forward 8 inch turrets of HMAS Australia searching for ...

Unit HMAS Australia (1928-1954)
Accession Number 017623
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Short, Gordon Herbert
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

South West Pacific Area. 4 September 1944. Forward 8 inch turrets of HMAS Australia searching for the enemy. The heavy cruiser's Commanding Officer, Captain (Capt) E. F. V. Dechaineux DSC, RAN is on the bridge. Capt Dechaineux was killed on 21 October 1944 during the Battle of Leyte.