The most highly decorated Royal Australian airman flying, 407729 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) David ...

Unit Royal Australian Air Force
Place Europe: United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London
Accession Number UK2644
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 21 March 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

The most highly decorated Royal Australian airman flying, 407729 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) David John Shannon DSO and Bar DFC and Bar, of Bridgewater, SA, member of the Dambusters, was one of nineteen Australian airmen who attended Buckingham Palace. Following the investiture, Flt Lt Shannon is shown with his wife, formerly Section Officer A. S. Fowler, Women's Auxiliary Air Force Services (WAAF).