CAPTAIN WILLIAM O. FARRIOR, UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCE, THE FIRST TEST PILOT OF THE TECHNICAL ...

Place Oceania: Australia, Queensland, Brisbane, Eagle Farm
Accession Number P01097.022
Collection type Photograph
Object type Print
Place made Australia: Queensland, Brisbane, Eagle Farm
Date made c 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

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Description

CAPTAIN WILLIAM O. FARRIOR, UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCE, THE FIRST TEST PILOT OF THE TECHNICAL AIR INTELLIGENCE UNIT (TAIU) RUNNING UP THE ENGINE OF AN OSCAR PRIOR TO THE AIRCRAFT'S FIRST FLIGHT. THIS AIRCRAFT, A NAKAJIMA KI-H3-IB ARMY TYPE 1 FIGHTER HAYABUSA, WAS THE SECOND JAPANESE AIRCRAFT TO BE REBUILT AND FLOWN BY THE TAIU FROM HANGAR 7 AT EAGLE FARM AND CARRIES THE UNIT'S TAIL NUMBER XJ002. ALLIED CODE NAME FOR THIS AIRCRAFT IS OSCAR, ALTHOUGH IT WAS ALSO KNOWN A JIM IN THE CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATRE.