|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Date made||c 1942|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 420870 Pilot Officer (PO) William Eldred Felstead, No. 467 Squadron, RAAF, of ...
Studio portrait of 420870 Pilot Officer (PO) William Eldred Felstead, No. 467 Squadron, RAAF, of Sydney, NSW. A clerk prior to enlisting in December 1941, PO Felstead trained as a pilot in Australia, Canada and England with the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS). On 10 May 1944, PO Felstead was piloting Lancaster LL788, radio call sign PO-G, which exploded and crashed while on operations over Lille, France. PO Felstead and the six other crew members on board were killed. PO Felstead was 22 years of age.