An Avro Anson aircraft, serial number A4-5, receiving attention from ground crew at an airfield ...

Accession Number P07175.010
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made 1940
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

An Avro Anson aircraft, serial number A4-5, receiving attention from ground crew at an airfield in Australia. This aircraft crashed in the Blue Mountains at at Lapstone, NSW on 28 January 1941. It was flying 1704 Pilot Officer (PO) Bailey Middlebrook Sawyer from Parkes to Sydney for urgent medical treatment. The pilot was PO John Ignatius Newman, of 1 Air Navigation School (1ANS), Parkes; also on board were Squadron Leader James Manning 'Doc' Rainbow (Station Medical Officer, RAAF Station Parkes); 625 Flying Officer Henry Theodore 'Tam' Skillman, of 1ANS, navigator; and 5922 Aircraftman 1 Charles Richard Tyson, wireless operator. All were killed in the accident.

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