|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Essendon|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Group portrait of RAAF officers attending No 3 Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS). ...
Group portrait of RAAF officers attending No 3 Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS). Identified from left to right, back row: 403993 Donald Hamilton Thompson; four unidentified; 409252 Bruce Alexander Tait (who was killed in action on 29 December 1943 when the Landcaster Bomber he was piloting crashed at Grossziehten, near Berlin); unidentified; Bill Young; Evans. Second row: 9245 Sydney James (Jim) Commons; 407932 John Hereford Portus (who received the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) on 18 January 1944); 409257 Robert Bruce Tuff (who was killed in action on 22 February 1944 over the English Channel); unidentified; Ryan; 408932 John Lorne Seelenmeyer; four unidentified. Front row: Oldmeadow; 400438 William Dougal McBean; 408891 Norman Albert Augustus Smithells (served as Norman Albert Turnbull); unidentified; 409249 Freeman Rolland George Strickland; 409218 Ronald Ormond Patterson; 409223 Sergeant Douglas Robert Ramsay (accidentally killed in Hamilton, Vic on 8 January 1943); two unidentified.