Radio and aircrew intercom transmissions No 2 (Bomber) Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), South Vietnam, 1969-1970

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Accession Number S00693
Collection type Sound
Measurement 10 hr 9 min
Object type Actuality recording
Physical description 1/4 inch sound tape reel; audio cassette; Schneider; AMPEX 351; NATIONAL; hi-fi 90; metrac C-60; 1 7/8 ips/4.75 cm.s; half track mono; mono; 4 inch; 3 inch
Maker Howe, Robert William
Date made 1969-1970
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
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Description

9 recorded missions by Flight Lieutenant Robert William Howe as a navigator and Bombing Leader No
2 (Bomber) Squadron RAAF, South Vietnam 1969-1970, the transmissions are:
Mission 1. Daytime Close Air Support (CAS) bombing mission, Mekong Delta region, IV Corps Tactical Zone, 18 August 1969, Canberra A84-247: crew - Squadron Leader Ivan Grove (pilot), Flight Lieutenant Bob Howe (navigator/bomb-aimer) (Part 1)
Mission 2.‘Night Owl’ night-time interdiction bombing mission, south east of Saigon, III Corps Tactical Zone, 2 September 1969, Canberra A84-235: crew - Squadron Leader Ivan Grove (pilot), Flight Lieutenant Bob Howe (Part 2)
Mission 3. Formation (2) daytime Close Air Support (CAS) bombing mission, Mekong Delta region IV Corps Tactical Zone,18 September 1969, Canberra A84-236: crew - Pilot Officer Peter Nuske (pilot), Flight Lieutenant Bob Howe, in company with Canberra A84-232: crew - Pilot Officer Dick Allchin (pilot), Flying Officer John Bushell (navigator/bomb-aimer) (Part 3, Mission finishes at 53mins and 22 secs)
Mission 4. ‘Combat Sky Spot (CSS)’ high-altitude night interdiction bombing mission, Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), l Corps Tactical Zone, 30 September 1969, Canberra A84-232: crew - Squadron Leader Ivan Grove (pilot), Flight Lieutenant Bob Howe, with passenger Squadron Leader Arthur Barnes. (Part 4)
Mission 5. Formation (4) daytime Close Air Support (CAS) bombing mission, Landing Zone (LZ) Preparation, IV Corps Tactical Zone, 5 October 1969, Canberra A84-232: crew - Sqn Ldr Grove (pilot), Flight Lieutenant Bob Howe, with Canberras A84-237: crew - Pilot Officer Peter Nuske (pilot), Flight Lieutenant Lloyd Brown (navigator/bomb-aimer), A84-240: crew - Squadron Leader Brian Sweeney (pilot), Flight Lieutenant Alan Pearson (navigator/bomb-aimer), and A84-234: crew - Squadron Leader Arthur Barnes (pilot), Flying Officer Bob Molony (navigator/bomb-aimer). (Part 5)
Mission 6. Daytime Interdiction bombing mission, Pre-strike preparation, Mekong Delta region IV Corps Tactical Zone, 24 December 1969, Canberra A84-241: crew - Pilot Officer Peter Nuske (pilot), Flight Lieutenant Bob Howe. (Part 6)
Mission 7. Daytime interdiction bombing mission, north east of Saigon, III Corps Tactical Zone, 21 February 1970, Canberra A84-240: crew -Flying Officer Bob Sivyer (pilot), Flight Lieutenant Bob Howe. (Part 7)
Mission 8. Daytime interdiction bombing mission, Tiger Mountains, A Shau Valley, I Corps Tactical Zone, 27 April 1970, Canberra A84-237: crew - Pilot Officer Barry Carpenter (pilot), Flight Lieutenant Bob Howe. (Part 3 from 53mins 22 secs to 1hr 37mins 45secs)
Mission 9. Formation (6) daytime Close Air Support (CAS) bombing mission, Long Hai Hills, III Corps Tactical Zone, 4 May 1970, two three-aircraft sections, recorded from Canberra A84-240: crew - Pilot Officer Adrian Slootjes (pilot), Flight Lieutenant Bob Howe, with Canberras A84-241: crew – Squadron Leader Brian Sweeney (pilot), Pilot Officer Greg Weekes (navigator/bomb-aimer), A84-235: crew - Pilot Officer Mike Birks (pilot), Pilot Officer Al Curr (navigator/bomb-aimer), A84-237: crew - Flying Officer Mike Herbert (pilot), Pilot Officer Bob Cuttriss (navigator/bomb-aimer), A84-246: crew – Squadron Leader Arthur Barnes (pilot), Pilot Officer Ross Hardcastle (navigator/bomb-aimer),and A84-248: crew – Pilot Officer Harry Bradford (pilot), Pilot Officer Des Hyde (navigator/bomb-aimer). (Part 3 from 1hr 37mins 45secs to the end. Also entire Part 8)


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