Crew intercom and external radio conversations of a bombing mission carried out by a Canberra bomber from No. 2 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), South Vietnam, 1971

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Place Asia: Vietnam
Accession Number S04258
Collection type Sound
Measurement 22 min 1 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description audio cassette; AMPEX 351; mono
Maker Downing, Francis John Leonard
Date made 1971
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Recording of the crew intercom and external radio conversations of a bombing mission carried out by a Canberra bomber from No. 2 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), South Vietnam, 1971.

The RAAF Canberra bomber, operating under the call sign of Magpie 61, was crewed by Wing Commander Francis John Downing (pilot) and Flight Lieutenant Allan John Pinches (navigator / bomb aimer). Magpie 61 is guided to its target by a United States Air Force (USAF) Forward Air Control (FAC) aircraft, call sign 55.

The recording consists of: intercom conversations between the crew of Magpie 61, radio conversations between Magpie 61 and 55.

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