|Object type||Black & white - Print other than silver gelatin|
|Place made||United States of America: Florida|
|Date made||30 September 1942|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Portrait of William Huston Mitchell, United States Navy (USN). Mitchell was born in Texas, USA, ...
Portrait of William Huston Mitchell, United States Navy (USN). Mitchell was born in Texas, USA, and he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at the outbreak of the Second World War. After the United States entered the war he transferred to the USN, undertook a conversion course on flying boats and was commissioned and posted to Patrol Wing 10. Mitchell joined Patrol Wing 10, allied personnel operating out of Australia, at their new base at Crawley Bay on the Swan River, Perth, WA. On 28 April 1943, Mitchell's Catalina flying boat flew into a cyclone off Exmouth Gulf, WA, and crashed into the ocean and sank, killing Mitchell and three crew, four others surviving.