Mccourtney, (given names unknown)
Second World War, 1939-1945
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RAF Station Matlaske, Sussex, England. 1945-04-14. Standing in the cockpit of his aircraft, ...
RAF Station Matlaske, Sussex, England. 1945-04-14. Standing in the cockpit of his aircraft, 404795 Wing Commander Donald George Andrews DFC, of Southport, Qld, the leader of the first Australian fighter Wing to operate in Europe, a Spitfire wing which includes No. 451 and No. 453 Squadron RAAF, devoted itself entirely to counter-measures against the V2 long-range rocket bomb. Operating from bases in Britain and on the Continent, the wing flew 1,328 sorties over Holland, bombing and strafing launching sites, workshops and transport, and cutting railway lines leading to the firing sites. Note the noseart, 'The Good Gremlin' and letters 'DGA'.