AUSTRALIA MEETS FRANCE IN THIS PICTURE OF FLIGHT-SERGEANT FRED WOOD OF ADELAIDE, FRATERNISING ...

Unit Royal Australian Air Force
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Accession Number 042284
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film polyester negative
Place made France
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

AUSTRALIA MEETS FRANCE IN THIS PICTURE OF FLIGHT-SERGEANT FRED WOOD OF ADELAIDE, FRATERNISING WITH THE CHIEF GENDARME IN A NORMANDY VILLAGE. FLIGHT-SERGEANT WOOD IS A FITTER OF THE RAAF, IN CHARGE OF THE MAINTENANCE OF A COMPLETE SPITFIRE SQUADRON. HE WAS THE FIRST MEMBER OF A SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GROUND CREW TO LAND IN FRANCE AND HAS JUST BEEN MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES.