017623

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ID number 017623
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Photographer Short, Gordon Herbert
Physical description Black & white

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.