0314174 Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) Brian Leslie John Dirou, works on a Bell Iroquois UH-1H ...

Accession Number P02975.058
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Film original transparency (positive) 35mm
Maker Paule, John Alan
Place made Vietnam: Vung Tau Special Zone, Vung Tau
Date made 1968
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

Description

0314174 Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) Brian Leslie John Dirou, works on a Bell Iroquois UH-1H helicopter gunship of No 9 Squadron, RAAF. Sqn Ldr Dirou was the project officer during the development phase of the 'Bushranger' (gunship) models, he is shown here arming one of the squadron's aircraft with machine gun ammunition and rockets. Sqn Ldr Dirou was the air weapons officer and for his service with the squadron in 1968-69 he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) medal on 13 March 1969. (Black and white version of the same image is held at P01957.003)