|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Date made||21 May 1941|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
"Swimming in the Dead Sea." Identified are Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) Peter St George Bruce ...
"Swimming in the Dead Sea." Identified are Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) Peter St George Bruce Turnbull; 'Bill Carson'; 'Ken Carson'; and Sqn Ldr John Francis Jackson (far right).
This image is from the collection of 493 Squadron Leader John Francis Jackson, DFC, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). A distinguished fighter pilot, Sqn Ldr Jackson served with No. 23 Squadron in Australia (1939), No. 3 Squadron in the Middle East (1940-1941), and No. 75 Squadron in Papua New Guinea (1942). He was killed in action on 28 April 1942 during a flying battle over Papua New Guinea and is buried in Bomana War Cemetery. Jackson International Airport, Port Moresby, commemorates him.