|Place||Asia: Vietnam, Phuoc Tuy Province, Nui Dat|
|Object type||Black & white|
|Physical description||Black & white|
Bellis, Christopher John
|Place made||Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Binh Ba|
|Date made||7 June 1969|
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During Operation Hammer, troops of 6 Platoon, B Company, 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian ...
During Operation Hammer, troops of 6 Platoon, B Company, 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR), commanded by Major Murray Blake, supported by Centurion tanks of No 4 Troop, B Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment (1AR) RAAC, sweep towards the edge of a rubber plantation at Duc Trung, five miles north of the 1st Australian task force (1ATF) base at Nui Dat. The Australians inflicted heavy casualties on a strong force of North Vietnamese army (NVA) soldiers. Identified from the APC are: Private (Pte) Ray Frauenfelder ( with radio ); Pte Peter Wardrope; Corporal (Cpl) Peter Pezet, Section Commander; 2nd Lieutenant Bob Hutchison, Platoon Commander; Pte Greg Spike Dwiar; Pte Bill (Boong) Errington; two unidentified; Pte Doug Mackellar; Pte Mick Cox; unidentified.