Group portrait of RAAF graduates from number 9 Course at 5 Elementary Flying School (EFTS), ...

Units
Accession Number P03758.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Place made Australia
Date made c 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Group portrait of RAAF graduates from number 9 Course at 5 Elementary Flying School (EFTS), Narromine NSW. Approximately a third of these pilots were killed in action, about the average rate for a group like this. Thought to be included in the group are 404741 (later Flying Officer (FO)) Kenneth Fuller, of Brisbane, Qld, 211 Sqn, RAF, (killed on operations in the India area); Fred Sanger; 404872 (later Sergeant, (Sgt)) Keith Edward Buettel, 118 Squadron (Sqn), RAF, of Gladstone, Qld, (killed in a flying accident in the United Kingdom on 11 February 1942); 404768 (later Flight Lieutenant, (Flt Lt)) Archer Frederick Glennie Broughton; 404675 (later Flt Lt) Roy Kendall Bridle; Harvey Beasley; Colin Parkinson; 403141 (later Sgt) Ross Wellesley Lindeman, of Edgecliff, NSW, 153 Sqn, RAF, (killed in a flying accident in Northern Ireland on 25 January 1942); probably 402993 (later Pilot Officer (PO)) David Gray, of Neutral Bay, NSW, 50 Sqn, RAF (lost on operations over France on 12 August, 1942); Dick Ford; 404817 (later Flt Lt) Graham Horwood Bennett; 403012 (later Flt Lt) Edward Dampier-Crossley, (later DFC), 619 Squadron, RAF, (killed on operations over Germany on 11 August 1943); 403152 (later FO) John Frederick Summers, of Sydney, NSW, 460 Squadron, RAAF, (killed on operations over Germany on 27 August 1942); Harry Woods; 403150 (later Flt Lt) Gordon Small (later DFC and Bar), of Sydney, NSW; probably 402967 (later FO) Russell Allen Pera Jones, of Sydney, NSW, 460 Squadron, RAAF, (killed on operations over France on 30 May 1942); Barry K?; 403129 (later Flt Lt) Bruce Lyndon Buls, of Sydney, NSW, 461 Squadron, RAAF, (killed on operations over the Bay of Biscay on 21 January 1943); probably 403136 (later FO) James Joseph Guerin, of Sydney, NSW, 249 Squadron, RAF, (killed on operations in Malta on 21 March 1942); 403040 (later Pilot Officer), David Norris Carmichael, of Sydney, NSW, 458 Squadron, RAAF; 401067 (later Flt Lt) James Cairns Harrison, (later DFC), of Melbourne, Vic; Lew Baker; probably 404928 (later Flt Lt) Kenneth Robert Mitchell, of Brisbane, Qld; 33231 (later Flt Lt) Eric Livingstone Mahar, (later DFC), of Camden, Vic; Alan Bloomfield; Charles Haines; probably 400134 (later Flt Lt) Terrence Leslie William 'Gus' Officer, of Toolonda, Vic; 403053 (later Flt Lt) Ray Harold Hornby, (later AFC), of Dorrigo, NSW; Jim Greives; 404823 (later Sgt) Keith Alexander Andrew, of Crows Nest, Qld, 455 Squadron, RAAF, (killed in a flying accident in the United Kingdom on 12 March 1942); 402956 (later Sgt) Roy John Jabour, of South Grafton, 246 Squadron, RAF, (killed on operations over Scotland on 24 January 1943); 403078 (later PO) Ronald Reginald Sly, of Sydney, NSW, 41 Squadron, RAF, (killed in a flying accident in the United Kingdom on 17 October 1941); Harry Weeks; Darby Munro; Don Beatty (possibly 403104 Flying Officer Argyle Donald Beatty [died in a prisoner of war camp at Oldenburg, Germany on 10 September 1942]; 404773 PO Garth Angus Neill (DFM) of Brisbane Qld, 3 Squadron RAAF (lost on operations in the Middle East on 22 October 1942); 403073 (later Flt Lt) Allan William Proctor, (later DFC), of Sydney, NSW; 402823 John William Yarra, (later DFM), 453 Sqn, RAAF, (killed on operations over Holland on 10 December 1942); probably 402988 (later FO) John William Walker, of Lismore, NSW, 168 Sqn, RAF, (killed on operations over France on 23 June 1944); 402838 (later PO) Edward Henry Thomas Alderson, of Katoomba, NSW, 3 Sqn, RAAF, (killed on operations in Egypt on 20 October 1942); 403126 (later Sgt) Ross Walker Davidson, of Wyoming, NSW, 7 Flying Training School, RAF, (died of illness in Scotland on 24 October 1941); 402881 (later Flt Lt) John Renton, of Sydney, NSW; probably 406256 (later Sgt) Albert Mervyn Nichols (killed in an accident in Ceylon [Sri Lanka] on 5 May 1942); 420636 (later FO) William Austen; 403130 (later FO) Keith Sydney Cross, of Casino, NSW; John McG?; 403131 (later Flt Lt) Frank Robert Davies, of Kensington, NSW; 402851 (later Flt Lt) Brian William Coyle, of Sydney, NSW; Bill Ekland; 402953 (later Flt Lt) Richard Castle Wiseman, (later DFC and Bar), of Sydney, NSW.