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

Rene J. Francillon, Ph.D

Photo Description

Oxfords from No. 1 S.F.T.S., Point Cook, Victoria, 1943.
(via Frank Smith).

BG204, an Oxford from No. 6 S.F.T.S., after a wheel-up landing at Mallala, S.A., on 14 July 1945.
(via Frank Smith).

A Sunderland III from No. 40 Squadron taking off from Redland Bay, Brisbane, in 1944.
(Australian War Memorial).

The first of six Sunderland III's (A26-1) which were flown in pairs from England to Australia, early 1944.
(Australian War Memorial)

A27-17, one of fifteen Vultee Vengeance I's (A-31-VN) delivered to the RAAF.
(Australian War Memorial).

Vultee-built Vengeance II (A27-227).
(via Frank Smith).

Vengeance II—A27 - 204, NH-F - from No. 12 Squadron over Frederick Henrick Island in 1944.
(via Frank Smith).

Emblem painted on the port side of the engine cowling of a Vengeance from No. 12 Squadron.
(via Frank Smith).

Vengeance from No. 12 Squadron. This type of aircraft had a rather short and indifferent career with the RAAF.
(Australian War Memorial).

A28-11, DU-M, a Boston III from No. 22 Squadron photographed at Wards Strip, Papua, in 1943.
(via Frank Smith).

A formation of Boston III's from No. 22 Squadron over Goodenough Island on 22 February 1943.
(Australian War Memorial).

A28-30, DU-W, a Douglas A-20C from No. 22 Squadron in flight off the coast of New Guinea.
(Australian War Memorial).

Kittyhawk IA (P-40E) from No. 76 Squadron at Milne Bay, Papua, in April 1942.
(Australian War Memorial).

A29-51,a Curtiss P-40E, photographed at Pearce, W.A., on 24 September 1942.
(via Frank Smith).

Squadron Leader K.W. "Bluey" Truscott, CO. of No. 76 Squadron, taxiing his Kittyhawk IA (A29-142) at Gurney Field, Milne Bay, Papua, August 1942.
(Australian War Memorial).

Kittyhawk Ml (P-40M) from No. 76 Squadron. SV-P, A29-337, Los Negros, 1944.
(Australian War Memorial).

A29-305, a P-40M Kittyhawk Ml, from No. 2 O.T.U. in 1945.
(Australian War Memorial).

P-40M, A29-310, from No. 2 O.T.U. in 1943. Kittyhawks were used by more Fighter Squadrons of the RAAF in the S.W.P.A. than any other type of fighter aircraft.
(via Frank Smith).


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