A No 9 Squadron, Iroquois helicopter crew recently featured in a jungle rescue of a wounded ...

Accession Number VN/67/0070/04
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 35mm safety base
Maker Ward, Barrie Thomas Burrill
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province
Date made May 1967
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

A No 9 Squadron, Iroquois helicopter crew recently featured in a jungle rescue of a wounded Australian digger in the Phuoc Tuy Province not far from 1st Australian Task Force Headquarters (1ATF). The helicopter swooped into a jungle clearing with guns blazing under heavy Viet Cong (VC) fire to pick up the wounded soldier. Running to their helicopter after a scramble are the rescue crew, identified, left to right: O316957 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) William Allen (Bill) Gill, co-pilot, of Canberra, ACT; A223382 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Thomas Barry (Tom) Farr, crewman and gunner, of Bathurst, NSW; O218798 Pilot Officer (PO) Michael John (Mick) Haxell, captain, of North Manly, NSW; A218240 LAC Garry McCarthy, crewman and gunner, of Inverell, NSW.

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