Portrait of Captain (Capt) Arthur Henry Cobby DSO DFC, of No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying ...

Unit No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Accession Number A03697
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Portrait of Captain (Capt) Arthur Henry Cobby DSO DFC, of No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps. Capt Cobby was officially credited with the confirmed destruction in combat of twenty nine aircraft, the highest number of any Australian airman of the First World War and therefore Australia's leading 'Ace'. Capt Cobby left Southhampton, United Kingdom, aboard the Kaisar-i-Hind on 6 May 1919, bound for Australia.