Group portrait of some of the first RAAF pilots to operate from an airfield in Italy, and as a ...

Place Europe: Italy, Sicily
Accession Number MEA0719
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Le Guay, Laurence Craddock
Place made Italy: Grottaglie
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Group portrait of some of the first RAAF pilots to operate from an airfield in Italy, and as a complete squadron anywhere on the Italian mainland. Many of them had served previously in the North African and Tunisian Campaigns, and all of them had served in the Sicilian Campaign. Left to right: Back row: Dick Wheeler of Sydney, NSW; Jack Sergeant of Brentwood; Flight Lieutenant Murray Nash of Albert Park, Vic. Second row: Flight Lieutenant Ian Roediger of Nhill, Vic; Jack Raffen of Adelaide, SA; Flight Sergeant Arthur Collier of Bondi, NSW; Murray Knox of Maxwelton, Qld; Arthur Dawkins of Gawler, SA; Flying Officer Bob Rowe of Adelaide, SA; Ron Susans of Manly, NSW; Ron Mathews of Trangie, NSW; Doug Short of Barmera, SA; John Howell-Price of Homebush, NSW; Charles Forsstrom of Jerilderie, NSW; Jack Doyle of Longreach, Qld. Front row: Ted Hankey of Sydney, NSW; George Hardiman of Kempsey, NSW; Squadron Leader Brian Eaton of Melbourne, Vic; Bob Dent of Kogarah, NSW; Flying Officer N. (Dingle) McKernon of Euroa, Vic. All are members of No. 3 (Kittyhawk) Squadron RAAF.