Course photographs for No 4 Initial Training School

Place Oceania: Australia, South Australia, Victor Harbor
Accession Number P01405.035
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

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Outdoor group portrait of No 4 Initial Training School, RAAF, Course No 27, B squadron, Flight 14. Identified in the back row from left to right: 415949 Aircraftman 2 (AC2) Richard Glasson O'Niell (later Flight Sergeant (Flt Sgt) and died on flying operations over North West Europe on 20 February 1944); 417428 AC2 Mervyn Arthur Roberts (later Flying Officer (FO) O4729); 418012 AC2 Philip Wyatt Ryan (later FO and died on flying operations over France on 8 July 1944); 417401 AC2 Robert Jack Nunan (later FO); 415951 AC2 Roy George Pedler (later FO); 415950 AC2 Jim Erskine O'Shaughnessy (later Sgt); 417425 AC2 Thomas George Secker (later Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt)); 418011 AC2 Jeffrey Eugene Pogonowski (later Flt Sgt and died on flying operations over the Netherlands on 15 February 1944); 417423 AC2 Thomas Michael Scales (later FO); 417407 AC2 Angus Lindsay Paltridge (later FO); 417413 AC2 Eldred Quinn (later Pilot Officer (PO) and died on flying operations over Borneo on 9 August 1945); and 417403 AC2 Robert Hartley Ockenden (later Flt Lt).
Second row from left to right: 418008 AC2 John Richard Nugent (later Warrant Officer (WO)); W G Saunders (probably 417422 AC2 Douglas Graham Saunders (later Flt Sgt and died in an accident in the United Kingdom on 13 June 1944); 417414 AC2 Kevin Sygich Rasheed (later Flt Lt); 418019 AC2 Leo Henry O'Brien (later FO); 417418 AC2 Craig Ernest Rossiter (later Leading Aircraftman (LAC)); 417409 AC2 John Walter Pike (later FO and died in an accident in the Irish Sea on 17 September 1943); 417424 AC2 Jack Tymes Sclanders (later LAC); 417404 AC2 Richard Charles O'Neill (later FO); 417421 AC2 Raymond George Sauerwald (later Flt Sgt and died on flying operations over Rumania on 7 May 1944); R J Shenah; 417402 AC2 Max Reginald Oakley (died of illness in Victor Harbour SA on 16 May 1943); and 417420 AC2 (later Warrant Officer) William James Sandercock (lost on operations off Norway on 11 January 1945)
Front row from left to right: 417411 AC2 Donald Seward Plush (later PO); 417417 AC2 Charles Alexander Roberts (later Cpl); 418009 AC2 Bernard Anthony O'Brien (later WO); 417412 AC2 Reginald Arthur Priest (later FO); 418010 AC2 Wilbert John Perry (later WO); 417400 AC2 Colin Murray Norton (later Cpl); Cpl G H Roberts; 417408 AC2 John Maurice Penglase (later Flt Lt); 418013 AC2 Douglas Westmore Skewes (later FO); 417405 AC2 Alan Harvey Overland (later Flt Lt); 417415 AC2 Alan Russell Redman (later FO); 417416 AC2 Robert Garth Reu (later WO and died on flying operations over the Netherlands on 28 July 1943) and 417419 AC2 Jack Royans (later FO).