Los Negros, Admiralty Islands, New Guinea. 19 April 1944. No. 79 Squadron RAAF Spitfire Mk Vc ...

Accession Number P02874.266
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white, Landscape
Physical description Black & white, Landscape
Maker Robinson, William H
Date made 19 April 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

Los Negros, Admiralty Islands, New Guinea. 19 April 1944. No. 79 Squadron RAAF Spitfire Mk Vc A58-167, code UP-H (RAF ES249) damaged as a result of a tyre blow-out on returning from a convoy patrol over the Bismark Sea. The pilot, 407778 Flight Lieutenant R. M. (Max) Brinsley DFC, Acting Commanding Officer, was unhurt and the aircraft was repaired. This aircraft had previously been coded UP-N. Following repair it was returned to operations with a natural metal finish and coded UP-? Note the Consolidated B24 Liberator of the 13th US Army Air Force which had crashed on take off some hours earlier with a full load of bombs and fuel on board.

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