Course photographs for No. 4 Service Flying Training School (4 SFTS)

Place Oceania: Australia, South Australia, Victor Harbor
Accession Number P01405.032
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Frank Boase Studio
Place made Australia: South Australia, Victor Harbor
Date made c May 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 group portrait of No 4 Initial Training School, RAAF, Course No 27, B Squadron, Flight 11. Identified in the back row from left to right: 415944 Aircraftman 2 (AC2) Harry Hale (later Pilot Officer (PO) and died on flying operations over France on 1 July 1944); 415936 AC2 Victor Jasper Ferry (later Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) and awarded a DFC); 415937 AC2 Alexander Carlisle Findlay (later Flying Officer (FO)); 414669 AC2 John Allan Ford (later FO); 410975 AC2 Roy Leonard Greenham (later Flt Lt); 417354 AC2 Adrian West Essex (later FO and died on flying operations over Germany on 19 March 1945); 410964 AC2 Reginald Herbert Eisenhauer (later FO); 415941 AC2 John Francis Fraser (later Warrant Officer (WO)); E W Fowler (possibly 410969 AC2 Thomas Walker Fowler (later WO)); 410965 AC2 Francis John Englefield (later FO and died in an accident in the Middle East on 1 August 1944); 410967 AC2 James Fletcher (later WO); and 410972 AC2 Leon Patrick Gilbert (later Sergeant (Sgt) and died in an accident in Goulburn, NSW on 4 August 1943).
Second row from left to right: 415935 AC2 Arthur Benjamin Farmer (later FO); 415938 AC2 Ronald Robert Flanagan (later Flt Lt); 417358 AC2 Ignatius Leo Gerke (later FO); 417364 AC2 Lance Alwyn Hannett (later discharged on 7 July 1942); 417357 AC2 Frederick Noel Garrett (later WO); 417361 AC2 Melville Herald Goers (later PO); 410966 AC2 Jack Douglas Flentje (later Leading Aircraftman (LAC)); 415943 AC2 Ernest Rodney Gardner (later Flt Lt); 410970 AC2 Raymond Charles Foyle (later Flight Sergeant (Flt Sgt) and died on flying operations over the Netherlands East Indies on 28 March 1944); 415940 AC2 Peter Carroll Fontaine (later PO and died on flying operations over Germany on 19 October 1944); and 417355 AC2 Lloyd Fallon (later Flt Sgt and died on flying operations over Bulgaria on 29 June 1944).
Front row from left to right: 417353 AC2 Maurice John Edington (later FO); 417362 AC2 Thomas Clifton Goode (later FO); 417364 AC2 William Trevor Guy (later Flt Sgt and died on flying operations over North West Europe on 3 October 1943); 418040 AC2 Harold Allan Gooding (later WO and died on flying operations over Balikpapan, Borneo on 5 July 1945); 410974 AC2 George Burns Gray (later FO O36041); 410971 AC2 David Alan Fraser (later WO O310522); 16087 Corporal James Ernest Reilly (later SGT A41017); 415942 AC2 John Francis Gannon (later Flt Lt); 415939 AC2 Alan Kenneth Fleay (later Sgt and died in an accident at Goulburn, NSW on 4 August 1943); 417363 AC2 Desmond Ian Greene (later FO); R D Gill (either 417299 AC2 Raye Degroot Gill (later FO) or 417360 AC2 Robert Douglas Gill (later WO and died on flying operations over the North Sea on 18 February 1945)) and 417359 AC2 Allan Leonard Giles (later LAC).