Members of No 1 Wireless Unit RAAF, responsible for intercepting and decoding wireless ...

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Accession Number P00514.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Place made Philippines: Leyte
Date made December 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Members of No 1 Wireless Unit RAAF, responsible for intercepting and decoding wireless intelligence messages from the Japanese. This group comprised men from the RAAF, AIF and one British Army man. The group received American awards for its role in the liberation of the Philippines. Left to right: back row: Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Erwyn Mckillop RAAF (Kana Wireless Intercept Operator), Corporal (Cpl) Allen Jones 2nd AIF, LAC David Wishart RAAF (Kana Wireless Intercept Operator), Cpl Harry Mills RAAF (Kana Wireless Intercept Operator), Cpl Alan Rogers 2nd AIF, LAC Noel McCullagh RAAF (Kana Direction Finder Operator), Cpl Alan Schou RAAF, LAC Eric Hedley (Kana Wireless Intercept Operator), Cpl Ron Sims RAAF (Kana Wireless Intercept Operator), Sergeant (Sgt) Thomas Killingsworth RAAF, Cpl Stan King RAAF (Kana Wireless Intercept Operator), LAC Alfred Bobin RAAF (Kana Wireless Intercept Operator), LAC Clifton Moulton RAAF, LAC Leslie Williams RAAF (Kana Wireless Intercept Operator), LAC Colin Gear RAAF, LAC John Moon RAAF (Kana Wireless Intercept Operator), LAC Wally Mapstone RAAF (Kana Wireless Intercept Operator), Cpl Mac Jamieson RAAF (Kana Wireless Intercept Operator); front row (all squatting): Sgt Harry Rasmussen 2nd AIF, Warrant Officer (WO) Peter Hall British Army, attached to 2nd AIF), Flight Lieutenant Mick Richardson RAAF, WO Jim Rouse RAAF, Sgt Archibald Turnley 2nd AIF, LAC A. Jack Brown RAAF (Kana Wireless Intercept Operator).