Group portrait of the Commanding Officer and pilots of No 77 Squadron RAAF, in front of one of ...

Accession Number OG0840
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Harrison, John Thomas
Place made New Guinea1: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Papuan Islands, D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Goodenough Island
Date made March 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait of the Commanding Officer and pilots of No 77 Squadron RAAF, in front of one of the Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk fighter aircraft with which the squadron was equipped. Identified, back row (left to right): 413449 Pilot Officer (PO) Douglas Tapsell; 420105 Flight Sergeant (Flt Sgt) Philip Alfred Webb; 416837 Flt Sgt Gordon Keith Eames; Flt Sgt W J Martin; 413867 Flt Sgt Allan Thomas Holman; 411110 Flight Officer (FO) George Edward Pagan; 417390 Flt Sgt Bruce Cecil Marsden; 411188 Flt Sgt Duncan Dempster Rogers; 411966 FO Clarence George Scott; 421939 Flt Sgt Ronald Cleveland Rose; 417700 PO Donald Crane; 413729 PO John Brocklehurst. Middle row (left to right): 412719 Flt Sgt Bruce Robert Shea; 427813 Geoffrey Fitzgerald Clarke; Sgt R Ryke; 408058 Warrant Officer (WO) Ivan Beresford Dickenson; 430094 Sgt Russell Alfred Collins; 413651 PO Charles James Neall; 413899 Flt Sgt Reginald Ronald Rogers; 432559 PO Edwin Nott O'Reilly (killed in action 24 March 1944); 409225 Flt Sgt Harold Wallace Roberts. Front row (left to right): 432562 Sgt Bruce Anthony Palme (killed in action 23 November 1944); 418428 FO William Percy Cassaigne Kaye; 411946 FO Douglas Vernon Prowse; 405308 FO James Victor Hackett; 576 Squadron Leader Cyril William Stark (later awarded Air Force Cross); FO J B McTaggart; 416981 Flt Sgt Kenneth Gordon Murdoch; 422191 Flt Sgt Keith Jago; 406187 FO Albert Edward Northover.