Schleswig, Germany. 19 June 1945. Informal group portrait of a Halifax crew of No. 462 Squadron ...

Accession Number P03060.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white, Landscape
Physical description Black & white, Landscape
Date made 19 June 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Schleswig, Germany. 19 June 1945. Informal group portrait of a Halifax crew of No. 462 Squadron standing next to an ME110 Messerschmitt A.G aircraft. Identified are, left to right: Flight Lieutenant M. Langworthy (pilot), Flight Sergeant Mitchell (gunner), Ray (bomb aimer), Flying Officer Ivan Campbell (navigator), Flight Sergeant Ted Casey RAF (engineer), unidentified (gunner), Warrant Officer Mick O'Brien (wireless operator). The ME110 tail fin bears 121 emblems made up of small rondelles next to an aircraft and a date, representing the number of Allied aircraft destroyed by the pilot, Major Wolfgang Schnaufer. The tail fin is held in the Australian War Memorial's collection.