Ward's Airfield, Papua. Group portrait of air crew of No. 30 Squadron RAAF in front of one of the ...

Accession Number P01335.011
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Unknown
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua
Date made c June 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Ward's Airfield, Papua. Group portrait of air crew of No. 30 Squadron RAAF in front of one of the Squadron's Beaufighter aircraft. The navigators are standing while the pilots are seated. Left to right: Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) John Hullin, Warrant Officer (WO) Greg Hardman, Pilot Officer (PO) Alfred Burgoyne, Flight Sergeant (Flt Sgt) Donald West, PO Rex Pitman, Flt Sgt Don Kirkwood, Sergeant (Sgt) Ron Allen, Sgt Vernon Gollan, Flt Sgt Bob Thomas, PO Arthur Hodges, Sgt Harold Kelly, Flt Sgt Bernie Le Griffon, Sgt Phil Edwards, FO Ray Kelley, FO Keith McCarthy, Sgt Ken G. Delbridge, FO George Dick, PO Clive Cooke, PO Peter White, Sgt Stan Lutwyche, Sgt Don Miller, FO Ron Binnie, FO Bill Coleman, Sgt John Bell; seated: Flt Lt Mike Burrows, FO Len Hastwell, PO John McRobbie, Flt Sgt Colin Wein, Sgt John Drummond, FO Ted Marron, Sgt Harold Tapner, FO Graeme Hunt, FO `Scotty' Wallace, 400140 Sgt (later Flight Sergeant) William Nicholas Pax Cosgrove (lost on operations over New Guinea on 11 August 1943), FO Bob Bennett, Wing Commander Clarrie Glasscock (killed in action 19 September 1943), Squadron Leader Bill Boulton, FO Keith Nicholson, FO Doug Raffen, PO John McRobbie, Flt Lt Arthur Thompson, Flt Lt Peter Fisher, Sgt Charles Harris, FO Joe Newman, FO Bob Mills. (Prefer P1274/10/05 which is a better image) (Donor E. Ball)