Air Commodore William Henry (Bill) Garing CBE DFC, US Distinguished Service Cross, 75 Squadron RAAF, interviewed by Edward Stokes for The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-45

Accession Number S00586
Collection type Sound
Measurement 3 hr 14 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; TDK D60; stereo
Maker Garing, William Henry
Stokes, Edward
Date made 5 June 1989
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
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Source credit to The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the war of 1939-45

(O326) Garing, William Henry (Air Commodore) discussing RAAF cadetship at Duntroon; flying training at Point Cook; posting to Pilotage and Navigation School at Andover, Britain; navigational courses in Britain; formation of RAAF No 10 Sunderland Squadron; return to Australia; formation of RAAF Headquarters with Air Commodore Lukis in Townsville; work with 75 Squadron in Port Moresby; appointment to Command No 9 Operational Group from Milne Bay; living conditions at Milne Bay; food rations; role of Kittyhawk Squadrons; awards; appointment as Director of Tactics and Operational Requirements; effect of war on political attitudes.