Informal group portrait of pilots from 65 Squadron, RAF. Identified, second from left, 017934 ...

Accession Number P03655.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made c 1938
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Informal group portrait of pilots from 65 Squadron, RAF. Identified, second from left, 017934 Pilot Officer (PO) Gordon Olive, and sixth from left 40052 PO John Connolly (Jack) Kennedy. Both airmen were graduates from the RAAF College, Point Cook, who accepted Short Service Commissions in the RAF. PO Kennedy was the first Australian pilot killed in the Battle of Britain on 13 July 1940; he was flying a Hawker Hurricane.

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