Group portrait of No 9 Squadron, RAAF, helicopter aircrew, standing in front of a UH-1B Iroquois ...

Place Asia: Vietnam, Vung Tau Special Zone, Vung Tau
Accession Number P01592.019
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white, Landscape
Physical description Black & white, Landscape
Maker Unknown
Place made Vietnam: Vung Tau Special Zone, Vung Tau
Date made February 1967
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Item copyright: Copyright unknown - orphaned work


Group portrait of No 9 Squadron, RAAF, helicopter aircrew, standing in front of a UH-1B Iroquois helicopter. Identified personnel are, left to right, Back row, (standing): (1) 51626 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Robert Max Hayes, pilot, of Cottesloe, WA; (2) 315143 Corporal Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Leonard R (Len) Triplett, gunner of Newstead, Vic; (3) 223382 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Thomas Barry (Tom) Farr, gunner of Bathurst, NSW; (4) 315814 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Paul Michael Covington, of Shepparton, Vic, (gunner); (5) 43221 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Robert George (Bob) Grandin, pilot of Moorabin, Vic; (6) 57049 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Trevor James 'Fred' Monahan, door gunner of Kilbin, SA; Middle row: (standing): (7) 52449 Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) Henry S 'Zaney' Rees, pilot of Mount Pleasant, WA; (8) 219176 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Leslie Wilfred (Les) Morris, pilot of Frenchs Forest, NSW; (9) 56669 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Brian Boyd (Ron) Hill, gunner of Subiaco, WA; (10) 214552 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) William J (Bill) Shepherd, pilot of Hurstville, NSW; (11) 111550 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Alan Clarence Bloxsom, door gunner of Maryborough, Qld, (killed in action 31 March 1971); (12) 317046 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Edward Frederick (Ted) Munday, pilot of Fairlight, NSW; (13) 33062 Wing Commander (Wing Cdr) Roy Stewart Royston, of Canberra, ACT Commanding Officer (CO) of No 9 Squadron; (14) 37553 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Geoffrey A Banfield, pilot of Latrobe, Tas; (15) 23446 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Leigh Oxley (Laddie) Hindley, of Goulburn, NSW (pilot), later awarded DFC in November 1967; (16) 112542 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) David Ranald Spalding, door gunner of Southport, Qld; (17) 110839 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Dennis Wayne Young, crewman of Enoggera, Qld; (18) 32932 Corporal (Cpl) William Rex (Bill) Harrington, crewman/gunner of West Ryde, NSW; (19) 312600 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Kevin John Sharpley, of Sunbury, Vic (pilot); (20) 33785 Sergeant (Sgt) James Henry Roche, crewman/gunner; (21) 310798 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Philip Kenneth (Phil) Cooke, pilot of Watson, ACT; 2237576 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Robert Andrew (Bob) MacIntosh, pilot of Ainslie, ACT; Front row (sitting): (23) 57288 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) David Anthony (Dave) Darcey, gunner of Perth, WA; (24) 18781 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Dennis Frederick Olsen, crewman/gunner of Clayfield, Qld; (25) 218798 Pilot Officer (PO) Michael John (Mick) Haxell, pilot; (26) 21702 Sergeant (Sgt) Gordon D Buttriss, of Sefton, NSW, crewman/gunner awarded George Medal in February 1967; (27) 18504 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Brian V Taylor, crewman/gunner of Rockhampton, Qld; (28) 43428 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Bruce Ivan Lane, pilot of Canberra, ACT; (29) 19652 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) David Hammerton (Dave) Champion, pilot of Canberra, ACT; (30) 221540 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) David John (Dave) 'Blue' Collins, crewman/gunner of Ainslie, ACT; (31) 216204 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Francis Patrick (Frank) Riley, pilot (Commander of the Long Tan relief flight), of Goulburn, NSW.