Group Captain Michael John Haxell DFC, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), interviewed by Wing Commander Ken Llewelyn

Accession Number S05238
Collection type Sound
Object type Oral history
Physical description digital audio file; wave; 96kHz; 24 bit; stereo
Maker Australian War Memorial
Haxell, Michael John
Kosmider, Michael
Llewelyn, Kenneth
Date made 29 November 2011
Access Open
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Period 1960-1969
Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to RAAF Office of Air Force History Oral History Collection
Description

Discusses the period spanning 1958 - 1967 of Group Captain Haxell's career in the RAAF. Three year apprenticeship in Wagga Wagga; studying for a private pilot's licence, RAAF pilot officer training; posting to 5 Squadron for conversion to flying helicopters; posted to Vietnam November 1966 as a replacement member for 9 Squadron; reflections on Vietnam operations and service; civilian reactions to returned Vietnam servicemen.

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