Group portrait of members of Course 17A of 5 Initial Training School (5ITS) photographed on their ...

Accession Number P03901.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: Western Australia, Perth, Pearce
Date made 21 July 1941
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 members of Course 17A of 5 Initial Training School (5ITS) photographed on their first day of training. Left to right, back row: 415180 Aircraftman 2 (AC2) Eric Ransom; 16774 AC2 Walter Henry Teede, (later Flight Sergeant (Flt Sgt) and killed in action (KIA) on 25 June 1943 over Holland); 16940 AC2 Reginald Joseph Pass; 415155 AC2 Richard Kukura; 415149 AC2 John Alan Jeffreys, (later Pilot Officer (PO) and died of wounds (DOW) on 3 November 1943 in the United Kingdom); 415181 AC2 Nicholas Ronald Reed; 415121 AC2 Norman Cosgrave; 415174 AC2 Leslie Jack Naile, (later Flt Sgt and KIA on 26 June 1943 over Holland); unidentified AC2; 415190 AC2 Peter Anderson Stevens (later Navigator, DFC and Bar and a Prisoner of War (POW)); 415048 AC2 Kevin Pemberton Properjohn (whose death resulted from an accident on 15 September 1942 in Fremantle, WA); 415136 AC2 Louis Goldie; 415131 AC2 John Robert Gardner. Middle row: unidentified AC2; 415106 AC2 (later Flying Officer) Thomas Hessey Allanson (lost on operations over Gasmata, New Britain on 4 September 1943); unidentified AC2; T Rowe; 415158 AC2 William Edwin Logan (later Sergeant (Sgt) and KIA on 17 August 1942 over New Guinea); 415208 AC2 Frank Watson Wildy (whose death resulted from an accident on 17 November 1942 in Bairnsdale, Vic); Corporal Humphries, probably a member of the ITS staff; 415152 AC2 Ray Alfred Norman Kelly; 415198 AC2 Ernest Walter Mervyn Trigwell; unidentified AC2; unidentified AC2; 17409 AC2 William Morris Barden (later Warrant Officer (WO) and KIA on 9 August 1944 in a flying accident in New Guinea). Front row: 415194 AC2 John Graeme Sutherland; unidentified AC2: unidentified AC2; 415139 AC2 Allan George Hall; 415135 AC2 Arthur Gliddon (later Flt Sgt and KIA on 30 July 1943 over North West Europe; 415124 AC2 Stanley Davies (whose death resulted from an accident on 7 May 1945 in Kingaroy, Qld); 415209 AC2 Colin Glasson; 415049 AC2 Gordon Reid; unidentified AC2; 415110 AC2 Stuart James Beaton; 415171 AC2 Max James Frederick McDermott. Western Australian students finishing this particular course graduated on 17 September 1941. It was common for graduates to go on to 9 Elementary Flying Training School (9EFTS) at Cunderdin.