|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative 35mm safety base|
Le Guay, Laurence Craddock
|Place made||Tunisia: Kairouan|
|Date made||May 1943|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Portrait of 404324 Flying Officer (FO) Henry John 'Donk' Bray of 3 Squadron RAAF (3 Sqn), of ...
Portrait of 404324 Flying Officer (FO) Henry John 'Donk' Bray of 3 Squadron RAAF (3 Sqn), of Mooloolah, Queensland, standing beside a Curtis P40 aircraft. The nose art depicts an Australian kangaroo kicking a German Dachshund. FO Bray enlisted at Brisbane on 19 August 1940 and trained as a pilot. He was posted out of 3 Sqn in June 1943 for further training and in December 1943 joined 451 Squadron, RAAF. In July 1944 he was promoted to Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) and in December of that year was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Flt Lt Bray was killed in an air battle on 14 March 1945 and is buried at the Cambridge Regional Cemetery, England.