|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||North Africa: Libya, Cyrenaica, Bardia Area, Gambut|
|Date made||February 1943|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Group portrait of A Flight, 459 Squadron RAAF. Identified from left to right, back row: Toby ...
Group portrait of A Flight, 459 Squadron RAAF. Identified from left to right, back row: Toby Nicholls; Clem Burrell; Bob Fraser; John Wilkinson; Merv Griffiths; probably 402723 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Charles William (Bill) Boyton; 424037 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Gordon William (Vic) Housden; Jim Craig; Col Barber; 407606 Flt Lt Ross Toufeek Rasheed; Ron Green; Alan McCarthy; 71979 LAC Michael Edward (Mick) Rooney; 403753 Flying Officer (FO) Owen Bernard Lutton. Second row: probably 445240 LAC Donald Richard (Dennis) Lowes; 400953 Flt Lt Jack Elliott Heward; 429260 Flt Lt Selwin Vernon (Sep) Owen; probably 404801 Flt Lt Leslie Martin (Les) Hewitt; 400704 Flt Lt Edward Ventry (Pat) Gayer; 400877 FO William Martin (Bill) Hurley; Pat Gallagher; Dick Blake; 408037 Flt Lt John Edward (Jack) Bastick; 400258 Flt Lt Neil David Patterson McKay; 405220 FO Arthur Ernest Smiles; 403224 Flt Lt Claude Antony (Tony) Martin; 'Bomber' Marsh; 418174 Flt Lt Alan James Proctor (lost on operations over Borneo on 2 July 1945). Third Row: Mason; Bill Wethersley; Brian Rostron; 402414 Flt Lt Colin Basset (Col) Stinson, who was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) on 6 September 1945; Doug Ferguson; 402406 Squadron Leader Roy Douglas Shaw, who was awarded the DFC on 3 February 1944; Frank Hill; 60541 LAC Jack William Raymond Barber; Chuck Collins; Joe Wright; Ian Campbell; 407494 Flt Lt Allan Benjamin (Ben) Crierie. Front (on ground): 433669 Warrant Officer Brian Neill Young; 401222 Flt Lt Andrew Rowlan (Andy) Latta; Ross Singleton; Errol D Fenbach; 400996 Flt Lt Thomas Joseph (Tom) McCabe.