Prayer service for (44310) Flying Officer Michael Patrick Herbert and (119223) Pilot Officer Robert Charles Carver

Place Asia: Vietnam, Ninh Thuan Province, Phan Rang
Accession Number S04259
Collection type Sound
Measurement 18 min 38 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description audio cassette; AMPEX 351 C60; mono
Date made 8 November 1970
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
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Description

The RAAF Canberra bomber crewed by (44310) Flying Officer Michael Patrick Herbert and (119223) Pilot Officer Robert Charles Carver failed to return from a night Sky Spot mission over Vietnam on 3 November 1970. The remains of the aircraft or crew have never been found.
This is a recording of the Prayer Service for Flying Officer Herbert and Pilot Officer Carver conducted by Reverend Chaplain Wheeler, the Psalm is read by Pilot Officer Roger James Parsons, second lesson read by the Commanding Officer of 2 Squadron RAAF, Wing Commander Francis John L Downing. The service was held in the 2 Squadron hanger, Phan Rang Air Base, South Vietnam on 8 November 1970.

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