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Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Probably Binbrook, England. c. 1944. Informal group portrait of four officers of a crew of 460 ...
Probably Binbrook, England. c. 1944. Informal group portrait of four officers of a crew of 460 Squadron in a country lane holding two bicycles. From left to right Tom Holst, rear gunner; Jack Gray, bomb aimer; 429177 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Hugh Matthew Campbell Carruth RAAF, navigator; 405792 Flt Lt John Cecil Holmes RAAF, pilot of Brisbane, Qld. Flt Lt Holmes, a woolclasser in civilian life, was born on 2 September 1921 and was killed in action while on a raid on Chemnitz, Germany, on 5 March 1945. He was promoted to Squadron Leader on 25 February 1945 and awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) for 'numerous operations against the enemy, in the course of which he invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty'. (Donor P. Holmes)