|Object type||Black & white - Glass transparency (positive)|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||France: Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Bailleul|
|Date made||December 1917|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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A German Albatros D5A Scout aircraft Serial No. 5390/17 brought down by members of the Australian ...
A German Albatros D5A Scout aircraft Serial No. 5390/17 brought down by members of the Australian Flying Corps, near Armentieres on 17 December 1917. Both the airmen concerned, Lieutenant L. Sandy and Sergeant Gunner H. F. Hughes, were killed in the engagement and their machine flew uncontrolled for many miles and finally landed. During the combat in which they both were killed. Left to right: Air Mechanic Second Class (2nd AM) Maher; Sergeant (Sgt) Nicholson; 2nd AM Lickle; 1st AM Kennedy; Sgt Sevald; 2nd AM Baird; 2nd AM McDermott; 2nd AM Turnbull; Sgt Ennis; 2nd AM Worseley; 2nd AM Hurst; Lieutenant Neilson; Corporal (Cpl) Holderson; 2nd AM Knox; Cpl Field; Cpl Green; Cpl Holford; Sgt P. J. Pearce; 1st AM Lovegrove.