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ID number F04790
Title Bob Curtis: home movie Nos 463 and 467 Squadrons RAAF and return to Australia 1943-1944
Collection Film
Object type Home movie
Maker Curtis, Bob (Cinematographer)
Places made
  • At sea
  • United Kingdom: England, Lincolnshire, Waddington
  • United States of America: New York
Date made 1943-1944
Physical description 8mm standard/b&w and colour (Kodachrome)/silent
Measurement 21 min 24 sec
Video Download video 95.05 MB
Note Open
Copying provision Copy provided for personal non-commercial use


Waddington, England operational base for 463 and 467 Squadrons (Sqns) RAAF flying Avro Lancaster heavy bombers. Shows Australian airmen Bill Brill, Ron Fuller and Bill McMahon, Lancaster aircraft and Ted Freeman. Bill Brill again. 4000lb bomb - Bill Brill, Ron Fuller and Bill McDonald. Bill McMahon, Bob Curtis - 463/467 Sqn scenes at Waddington. The Lakes District northern England on leave by car - Bill McMahon, Ted Freeman, Bob Curtis and Bill McDonald. Waddington scenes - Ron Fuller, Ted Freeman, Bill Brill, Bob Curtis and Daryl Proctor. Batwomen at Waddington. Leaving for Australia Ron Fuller, Ted Freeman, Bill Brill and Bob Curtis. New York Hospitality Beach Club. Torquay, Devon, England - Bob Curtis on leave. Onboard HMS Battleaxe -New York and New Hebrides Bora Bora - Ted Freeman, Ron Fuller and Bob Curtis.

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