|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London|
|Date made||18 May 1943|
Second World War, 1939-1945
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Informal outdoor portrait of 407529 Pilot Officer (PO) James Neil McDonald DFM, RAAF of 148 ...
Informal outdoor portrait of 407529 Pilot Officer (PO) James Neil McDonald DFM, RAAF of 148 Squadron, RAF, from Adelaide SA (right) at Buckingham Palace following his investiture of the Distinguished Flying Medal. PO, later Flight Lieutenant McDonald looks on as Mrs Broother and 406157 PO Rossmore Gordon Wood (left) admire his award. PO McDonald was awarded the DFM in January 1943 for his keenness and determination on operations in Malta and the Middle East. He was lost on operations over Germany on 13 August, 1944 while flying with 156 Squadron, RAF and is buried in the Rheinberg War Cemetery at Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. PO Rossmore Wood of Perth, WA, RAAF, of 405 Squadron, RCAF was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, in 1944, and survived the war.