Group portrait of 30 Course, No. 4 Initial Training School, RAAF, B Squadron, 14 Flight, held ...

Accession Number P10504.005
Collection type Photograph
Object type Print
Maker Boase, Frank
Place made Australia: South Australia, Victor Harbor
Date made c July 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait of 30 Course, No. 4 Initial Training School, RAAF, B Squadron, 14 Flight, held between July and September 1942 at Victor Harbor (Harbour) in South Australia. Identified, left to right, back row: 417820 Flying Officer (FO) Frederick Stephen William Dyer; 417815 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Francis Roy Dickson; 417473 FO John Gerard Geytenbeek; 427463 FO James Laurence Grieve; 417822 FO David Maxwell Easterbrook DFC; 417830 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Geoffrey O'Halloran Giles; 417833 FO Donald Charles Gundry (killed on operations on 25 July 1944); 417827 LAC Graham Moseley Fowles (killed accidentally in Finley on 27 May 1943); 427458 Flt Lt Allan Charles Evans; 427479 Corporal (Cpl) Harold Osborne Gibson. Third row: 427449 Warrant Officer (WO) Douglas Robert Dinsdale; 427462 FO Alexander Glassford; 417821 WO Harold Murray Earle (killed on operations on 29 October 1944); 417831 Flight Sergeant (F Sgt) Archie Oswald Gillett (killed on operations on 4 July 1944); 417816 F Sgt John Arthur Dietman (killed on operations on 21 February 1944); 417817 FO Lloyd Draysey (killed on operations on 6 November 1944); 427465 Sergeant (Sgt) Hedley Alan Grover; 418744 FO Conrad Frederick Fontaine; 427450 F Sgt Ronald John Draffin (killed on operations on 25 March 1944). Second row: 417819 FO James William Lewis Du Bois; 427456 Flt Lt Ernest Bert England; 427459 F Sgt Ronald David Gallagher (killed on operations on 22 January 1944); 427457 WO Robert Ellis (killed on operations on 14 December 1944); 427455 Cpl Ernest Archibald Eastmon; 427460 F Sgt William Kevin Gertzel (killed on operations on 13 May 1944); 417826 F Sgt Frank Edgar Fischer (killed on operations on 29 July 1944); 427464 WO James Neville Griffin; 427478 WO John Phillip Evans; 417829 LAC Clement John Gage. Front row: 26355 F Sgt Ronald Walter Ely (killed on operations on 11 May 1944); 417823 Flt Lt Alan Reynolds Ewens, DFC; 427452 FO Donald Houssemayne Du Boulay, BEM; 417832 Pilot Officer (PO) Colin Raymond Gramp; 427451 Sgt Francis Richard Drake-Brockman (killed on operations on 16 October 1943); 39822 Cpl William John Francis Strudwick (staff); 417828 FO Brian Rosslyn Francis; 417825 Flt Lt Frederick Matheson Feuerheerdt; 427461 WO Alan Ambrose Gibson; 417818 Flt Lt Clifford Harris Drewer (killed on operations on 24 June 1944); 417824 F Sgt Albert Wilson Farrer (killed on operations on 16 August 1944). All members enlisted as Aircraftman Class 2. The rank shown above indicates the rank attained at date of death or on discharge.