Group portrait of from aircrew No 100 Beaufort Bomber Squadron, RAAF, outside their headquarters ...

Accession Number P03883.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Papuan Islands, D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Goodenough Island
Date made c May 1944
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 from aircrew No 100 Beaufort Bomber Squadron, RAAF, outside their headquarters hut on Goodenough Island. Identified from left to right, back row: 413905 (later Warrant Officer (WO)) Eric William Shipway; probably 11239 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Wallace James (Wally) Bennett; Jim Allen; Lofty Wray; 422311 LAC John Thomas (Jack) 'Tiny' Sterndale (later Flying Officer (FO)). Fourth row: 79033 FO Jeremiah John (Jerry) Reen; 57243 Aircraftman (AC) Lionel Edward Green; 415866 Flt Lt Laurence Aubury Glenn; 408941 FO Frederick John Westphalen; 409699 FO Reginald Clive Hattersly; Haig McCann; 420383 WO Clyde Thomas Garner; 3026 Corporal Herbert Ronald Symmonds; 422045 Aubury Allan (Aub) Hasler (later WO); 409388 FO Allan Ditchburn; 'Bluey' Bales; Hannaford; 30259 Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Claude Ivoridge Stevens; 420442 WO Geoffrey Archer (Geoff) Castleden; 421575 WO Ronald Clarence (Ron) Creighton; 6297 Pilot Officer (PO) Lyonel Sampson De Groen. Third row: 408884 Flt Lt Raymond Ryan (Ray) Spalding; 408308 Flt Sgt Alvyn Douglas ‘George’ Farquhar; 'Obi' O'Brien (officer); Bill Murray; Fitzgerald; unidentified; Jack McAlpine (officer) (possibly 410695 Flt Lt James Alexander McAlpine; Bill Henderson; unidentified; O3103 Herbert Clarence (Herb) Plenty (2 OIC later Group Captain awarded DFC & Bar) ; (Dick) 'Uncle' Thompson, commanding officer 260285 Richard Henry Thompson (later Wing commander awarded DFC); Quinlan (officer) probably 417234 Flt Lt Bruce Edward Quinlan; Gillet; George Lewis; Flt Sgt Hall; unidentified; Stan 'Bluey' James, probably 29885 Flt Sgt Stanley George James; Flt Sgt Skinner; 144581 LAC Raymond John (Ray) 'Shandi' King. Second row: 409156 Flt Sgt Geoffrey Ravensworth (Geoff) Liddell; 'Mandrake' Webster (officer); Don McKenzie (officer) possibly 413231 FO Donald James Gordon McKenzie; Ftl Sgt Frank Edwards; 405361 Flt Lt Peter Macdonald McSwan; Ross Geve; 413662 WO Leo George Reid; Bill Anderson; Bill Scott (officer); Warren; Mahney; 423355 Flt Lt Garrod (Tony) Treverton; 38746 Sgt Frank Hugh Crookes; 415004 Flt Sgt Geoffrey Keith Bennewith; O5836 Flt Sgt David Wilson (Dave) Hitchins (later Air Commodore 1978); 426385 Flt Sgt Colin Robert Charles (Col) 'Darkey' Perkins. Front row: Flt Sgt Bill 'Winker' White; Reg Osborne; Jack Eggleston; 415771 (later WO) John Wallace (Jack) Dubber; 408921 (later WO) Donald John 'Butch Roarer' MacQueen; Rex (Joe) Walker possibly 134717 LAC Rex Geoffrey Walker; Flt Sgt Alby O'Neill; 416792 Flt Sgt Kenneth Arthur Bower (Ken) Scheller; PO or FO Bert Godfrey; Parkington; 415343 FO Gordon Charles Mauger; Joe Johnson possibly 428323 Flt Sgt Joseph Ray Johnson; McNaughton possibly 300044 FO Naughton McNaughton; Flt Sgt Laurie Flannagan; 424309 Flt Sgt John Keith (Jack) Slingo.