Outdoor portrait of three Australian RAAF observers who have just graduated from Bombing and ...

Accession Number P09658.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Digital print
Maker Unknown
Place made Canada: Ontario
Date made 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Outdoor portrait of three Australian RAAF observers who have just graduated from Bombing and Gunnery School (BAGS) in Canada, Air Crew training through the Empire Air Training Scheme. They are holding a newspaper clipping of an article proclaiming " Canada learns about bunyip hunts and goanna farms". Identified, left to right, 405409 Flight Sergeant (Flt Sgt) James Graeme (Jim) Heers (later 86 Squadron RAF lost on operations 28 February 1942); 411566 Flt Sgt Douglas George (Doug) Williams (later 103 Squadron RAF, lost on operations 21 January 1943); 403963 Flight Lieutenant Richard (Dick) Neil Stanley, he trained as a RAAF observer and later served with RAF Ferry Command, later 45 Atlantic Transport Group, based in Dorval during the Second World War.