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The Royal Australian Air Force & Royal New Zealand Air Force in the Pacific

Rene J. Francillon, Ph.D

Photo Description

During the war years the RAAF received fifty-six Auster III's, of which the 22nd is illustrated here, for A.O.P. duty.
(Australian War Memorial).

A11-28, Auster III. Aircraft of this type were operated by Nos. 16 and 17 AOP Flights.
(Australian War Memorial)

The first of two LJW7 Gannet twin-engined photographic, survey and ambulance aircraft built by the Tuggan Aircraft Co.
(Australian War Memorial).

A15-1, the only Miles Magister operated by the RAAF. In the background can be seen A6-10, one of thirty-four Avro Cadet II 's operated by that Service.
(Australian War Memorial).

Hudson I's from No. 13 Squadron over Darwin Harbor in 1940. Note that the dorsal turret has not yet been fitted to these aircraft.
(via Frank Smith).

Hudson I's from No. 2 Squadron in 1940 with dorsal turret fitted.
(Australian War Memorial).

Flight of three Hudson's from No. 23 Squadron. Aircraft display standard RAF bomber finish with the exception of A16-3 which had black lower surfaces and identification number repeated on the vertical tail surfaces.
(RAAF Official).

Formation of Hudson I's from No. 8 Squadron in flight over Malaya in 1940 with an escorting CA-3 Wirraway (A20-47, GA-B) from No. 21 Squadron.
(Australian War Memorial).

A16-236, KO-Y "Foo", a Hudson IMA from No. 2 Squadron.
(via Frank Smith).

Hudson II, A16-73, from No. 1 O.T.U.at East Sale, Victoria.
(via Frank Smith).

Hudson IIIA's from No. 6 Squadron.
(via Frank Smith).

A Hudson from No. 1 Rescue and Communication Unit seen here carrying an airborne life boat. Only few Hudsons were operated in this role as usually Catalinas from one of the three A.S.R. Flights carried out such operations.
(RAAF Official).

Tiger Moths were the main primary trainers operated by the RAAF in its own pilot training program and in the Empire Air Training Scheme.
(Australian War Memorial).

A17-76, a Tiger Moth II built by de Havilland Aircraft Pty Ltd in Australia.
(Australian War Memorial).

Australian-built D.H.82A Tiger Moth 11. Note folded canvas cover behind rear cockpit which was fitted for blind-flying training.
(Australian War Memorial).

Line-up of Tiger Moths of No. 1 A.O.S. (Air Observer School) at Cootamundra, N.S.W. (New South Wales), in 1942-43.
(via Frank Smith).

A17-701 after suffering a landing accident at Darwin, NT.
(via Al Bovelt).

A18-10, ex G-ADUT "Centaurus", one of the five Short Empire flying boats impressed into RAAF service. The aircraft is seen here at Lake Boga, Victoria, in 1941 while serving with No. 33 Squadron. On 3 March 1942 the aircraft was destroyed during a Japanese air raid at Broome, W.A.
(via Frank Smith).


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