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Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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ID number 017623
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Maker Short, Gordon Herbert (Photographer)
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.