MADANG, NEW GUINEA. C. 1945-05. CREW OF BEAUFORT BOMBER AIRCRAFT A9-500 OF NO. 15 SQUADRON RAAF. ...

Unit No. 15 Squadron
Place Oceania: New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Madang Province, Madang
Accession Number OG2957
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 3x4" safety base
Maker Harrison, John Thomas
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

MADANG, NEW GUINEA. C. 1945-05. CREW OF BEAUFORT BOMBER AIRCRAFT A9-500 OF NO. 15 SQUADRON RAAF. LEFT TO RIGHT: 403843 FLIGHT LIEUTENANT HARRY REGINALD SILCOCK, NEWCASTLE, NSW, PILOT; 437010 FLYING OFFICER (FO) ALFRED EDWARD SAGE, RANDWICK, NSW, NAVIGATOR; 424723 FO JOHN WALL BAXTER, SYDNEY, NSW, WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY OPERATOR; 411233 PILOT OFFICER JOSEPH HENRY SIDDALL, SYDNEY, NSW, AIR-GUNNER. NOTE THE NOSE ART INSIGNIA ON THE FUSELAGE AND NICKNAME BARMERA WAIKERIE. IT WAS NAMED AFTER THE TWO TOWNS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA, IN RECOGNITION OF THE FULFILMENT OF THEIR THIRD VICTORY LOAN QUOTA.