|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Date made||August 1942|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 406589 Flight Sergeant (Flt Sgt) Paton Bell, RAAF, 150 Squadron RAF, of ...
Studio portrait of 406589 Flight Sergeant (Flt Sgt) Paton Bell, RAAF, 150 Squadron RAF, of Dalwallinu, WA. He was a farmer before enlisting at Perth, WA, on 3 February 1941. He was lost on operations on 12 August 1942. His aircraft, Wellington bomber VX3744, operating from Snaith aerodrome, England, was attacked by a night fighter while on a mission to target Mainz. Flt Sgt Bell was killed by fighter fire; the rest of the crew survived, following an emergency landing at Coltishall. Flt Sgt Bell was 20 years old at the time of his death.