Kenneth Hope Gill relates his experiences as an air liaision officer during the Second World War

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Accession Number S02095
Collection type Sound
Measurement 1 hr 36 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; Lancia C90; mono
Maker Gill, Kenneth Hope
Gill, Kenneth Hope
Date made 1989
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

Kenneth Hope Gill relates his experiences as an air liaision officer during the Second World War, including : early life; joining 37 (militia) Battalion as a private, training, promoted to Lance Sergeant in 1939, platoon commander training; accepted into Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in 1940 for Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS); sent to New Caledonia guerrilla force with 2/3 Independend Company until 1942; posted to Special Operations Branch, Land Headquarters for eight months; unit sent to New Guinea, later travel with NORFORCE. In 1943 training at RAAF School of Army Air Cooperation, flying a Wirraway, later flew Hudsons and Beaufighters; Bathurst Island; working with 54 Anti Aircraft Regiment; liasion with US forces; radar; gunnery exercises.

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