Group Captain John Brook Hampshire DFC (Rtd) as a pilot in RAAF and USAAF bomber operations, South West Pacific Area 1943-1945, recorded for Lex McAulay

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Accession Number S00486
Collection type Sound
Measurement 59 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; BASF 90 Professional I; mono
Maker Hampshire, John Brook
Hampshire, John Brook
Date made May 1985
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

Hampshire speaks of his RAAF flying experience from enlistment to 1942; operational experience as a bomber pilot with No 6 (Bomber) Squadron RAAF on Lockheed Hudsons with 43rd Operational Group USAAF and as Commanding Officer No 24 (Bomber) Squadron RAAF both on B24 Liberators from 1943 to 1945; raids on Japanese targets including Kavieng, Wewak and Hollandia.