Informal group portrait of members of No. 460 (Lancaster) Squadron RAAF in the Station Officers' ...

Place Europe: United Kingdom, England, Lincolnshire, Binbrook
Accession Number UK2296
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Place made United Kingdom: England, Lincolnshire
Date made 8 December 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Informal group portrait of members of No. 460 (Lancaster) Squadron RAAF in the Station Officers' Mess at RAF Station Binbrook, Lincolnshire, England. Identified from left to right: 412810 Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) James Robert Henderson DFC of Mosman, NSW; 418589 Flying Officer (FO) John Charles Thomson DFM of Melbourne, Victoria; 420582 FO John Joseph McDade of Sydney, NSW (later awarded DFC); Pilot Officer D Easton, RAF; and 408800 FO Charles Thomas Crook DFC (later awarded bar to DFC) of Bairnsdale, Victoria, watching 412011 Flight Lieutenant Hedley George Johnson, (later awarded DFC) of Sydney (centre) throwing darts during a game with Sqn Ldr Henderson DFC (on far left) who is a Flight Commander in the Squadron and was at one time the pilot of the famous "G for George" Lancaster which is now on display at the Australian War Memorial.