CAPTAIN FRANK CHURCH, PILOT OF THE "SWAMP RAT", A DOUGLAS C47 AIRCRAFT OF THE UNITED STATES 5TH ...

Unit United States Air Force
Places
Accession Number 069258
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Fisher, Thomas
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Owen Stanley Range, Buna Area, Pongani
Date made 7 November 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

CAPTAIN FRANK CHURCH, PILOT OF THE "SWAMP RAT", A DOUGLAS C47 AIRCRAFT OF THE UNITED STATES 5TH AIR FORCE, IN THE AIRCRAFT'S COCKPIT. THIS AIRCRAFT, AFTER MAKING THE INITIAL LANDING ON THE NEW AIRSTRIP, BECAME BOGGED IN THE SWAMPY GROUND AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY.