Group portrait of trainee pilots of No 1 Flying Training School A Course, January to October ...

Accession Number P03825.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Point Cook
Date made January 1939
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait of trainee pilots of No 1 Flying Training School A Course, January to October 1939. Left to right, back row: 467 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Robert Thomas Trigg of Sale, Vic, (later 32 Squadron (Sqn) RAAF, (killed in an accident at Byron Bay NSW on 6 July 1942); Pilot Officer (PO) Robert John Ohlmeyer of Clare, SA, (later 3 Sqn RAAF, killed in an accident at Jamberoo NSW on 23 November 1939); M L 'Buck' Judell (466 Flt Lt Maurice Leopold Judell, lost on operations over the Atlantic Ocean on 21 June 1943); Edwin Hooper Sargeant; E H Williams; John Henry William Saunders (later 3 Sqn RAAF); FO Kevin Ansell Goman of Perth, WA (later 23 Sqn RAAF, [killed in an accident in Queensland Australia on 29 May 1940]); 484 Brian Leighton Bracegirdle; 475 Robert George Arnold of Lameroo, SA (died 18 January 1942); 467 John Thomas O'Brien; 468 Geoffrey Thompson Newstead of Renmark, SA; W C Ring; 457 Geoffrey William Coventry (later Sqn Leader and Commanding Officer 11 Sqn RAAF, died 2 May 1944); 250499 Herbert Alexander Gamble. Second row: 485 Reginald Lloyd Gordon (later 31 Sqn RAAF, died 27 February 1944); 481 Peter St George Bruce Turnbull (died 27 August 1942); 456 Lindsay Eric Shaw Knowles of Canberra, ACT (later 3 Sqn RAAF, died 22 November 1941); 465 Kevin Herbert Springbett of SA; 470 John Couper Black; 388 Patrick John McMahon; 472 Flt Lt William Eldridge Willard of Sydney, NSW (later 31 Sqn RAAF, lost on operations over the Netherland East Indies on 30 August 1943); 394 Garth Tetley Miles; 3107 Vernon Francis Wilfred Sullivan of Carlton, Vic; 482 John William Kessey of Hamilton, NSW; G L Thurston; R H Thompson; B M H Palmer. Front row: 477 Reginald William Marks; 480 Desmond Charles Pfeiffer; 473 Flt Lt Edwin St Clair Yeoman of Camberwell, Vic (later 10 Sqn RAAF, lost on operations over the Bay of Biscay on 8 August 1940); 390 David Vernon of Lane Cove, NSW; PO James Norman Alexander of Randwick NSW (later 1 Aircraft Depot [1AD], killed in an accident at Laverton, Melbourne Vic on 15 January 1940); 391 Athol Galway Hope Wearne of WA; 305 Wing Commander James Cecil Stevenson of Grafton, NSW [later 1AD], killed in an accident at Point Cook, Melbourne Vic on 1 December 1942); 3229 FO Allan Lindsay May of Malvern, Vic [later 1AD], killed in an accident at Cressy, Victoria on 10 May 1940); 463 Victor Allan Hodgkinson; 483 Arthur Wichelo Nichols of Wagin, WA; 387 Hugh Augustine Conaghan; 474 Robert Andrew Kirkman; 455 Charles Edwin Cox.

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