|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative 35mm safety base|
White, Alan Wallace
|Place made||At sea|
|Date made||August 1951-February 1952|
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Firefighting crew of HMAS Sydney III, probably participating in a flight deck fire drill, attend ...
Firefighting crew of HMAS Sydney III, probably participating in a flight deck fire drill, attend to Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 fighter aircraft (serial number WE675, RAN code 137 K). Foam is lying on the deck. The Sydney is probably in Korean or Japanese waters. During his Korean War service from 31 August 1951 to 22 February 1952, R29942 Chief Radio Electrician Alan Wallace White RAN was an authorised photographer on board the Majestic class light aircraft carrier HMAS Sydney III (R17). The Sydney was mainly involved in patrolling off the western coast of Korea, while its Hawker Sea Fury aircraft of No. 805 and 808 Squadrons, and Fairey Firefly aircraft of No. 817 Squadron, carried out strikes against North Korean units and supply lines.