|Object type||Black & white|
|Physical description||Black & white|
|Date made||c November 1942|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Four Australian air crew stand between a plane and a truck. Left to right;Douglas (no further ...
Four Australian air crew stand between a plane and a truck. Left to right;Douglas (no further details known); 402087 Flight Sergeant (Flt Sgt, later Flight Lieutenant [Flt Lt]) Gordon Sumner Hissey, Wireless Operator/Air gunner of Sydney, NSW; 400020 Pilot Officer (PO, later Flt Lt) Archibald Paterson, DFC, Observer, of Melbourne, Vic; 013069 (404095) Flying Officer (FO, later Squadron Leader) Henry Daintree Foot, Pilot of Qld. Flt Lt Paterson received his Distinguished Flying Cross for duties of a high standard while flying in the Mediterranean theatre.
These airmen all served at the same time in the same squadrons in the Middle East, including RAF 39 Squadron, 203 Squadron and the Middle East Training School. On 21 July 1945, Flt Lt Paterson was accidentally killed in a ground accident at Lake Belmont, Lake Macquarie while serving with 11 Squadron, RAAF (Donor A. Penman)