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

Rene J. Francillon, Ph.D

Photo Description

A58-615, a Spitfire H.F. Mk. VIII from No. 457 Squadron "Grey Nurse" at Livingstone, N.T. (Northern Territory), in 1944.
(via Frank Smith).

A59-4, one of twenty Lockheed B-34 Venturas operated by the RAAF in the Pacific, photographed in 1943 at Laverton, Victoria, while operated by the No. 1 Aircraft Research and Development Unit.
(via Frank Smith).

A59-61, a Lockheed PV-1 from No. 13 Squadron at Truscott Field, W.A., in 1944.
(via Frank Smith).

Hurricane I, V7476, the only aircraft of this type to reach Australia, on the tarmac at the No. 1 A.P.U. (Aircraft Performance Unit), Laverton, in 1944.
(via Mervyn W. Prime).

V7476 photographed at Point Cook in 1946.
(via Frank Smith).

A61-1, ex NR14267, the only Northrop Delta 1-D impressed into the RAAF in 1942. On 30 September 1943 the aircraft swung on take-off and was damaged beyond repair.
(RAAF Official).

Douglas C-47B, 30-DK, A65-100, BK-P, ex USAAF 44-76777 from No. 35 Squadron. The aircraft bears on its tail the radio call number VH-RFO.
(via Mervyn W. Prime).

A65-85, another C-47B-30-DK (ex 44-76546) from No. 35 Squadron.
(via Mervyn W. Prime).

Line-up of C-47A's from a Netherland East Indies unit which operated alongside RAAF units in the war against Japan.
(Royal Netherlands Air Force).

C-47A-20-DL, Dutch serial DT-950, in Australia during the war.
(Royal Netherlands Air Force).

A66-1, one of two Avro Lancasters sent to Australia for use in war-bond drives. Seen here after a landing accident at Evans Head, N.S.W., on 26 October 1943, this Lancaster III—British serial ED930 arrived in Australia on 4 June 1943.
(via Frank Smith).

A67-4 from No. 37 Squadron. It was one of the ten Lodestar I's delivered to the RAAF in 1943-44.
(Australian War Memorial).

Lockheed C-60A Lodestar on loan from the USAAF. The aircraft retained U.S. National markings and name, "The Texas Wrangler", but carried Australian radio call sign, VH-CEF, on its vertical tail surfaces.
(via Al Bovelt).

Mustang IV's — A68-737, SV-W and A68-774, SV-X — from No. 76 Squadron in 1945.
(via Frank Smith).

Mustang IV A, A68-563, from No. 86 Squadron at Labuan in 1945.
(via Frank Smith).

Mustang IV A's from No. 84 Squadron over Townsuilie, Qld., on 4 July 1945.
(via Frank Smith).

A68-585, LB-V, flown by Sqn. Ldr. A. Cox from No. 84 Squadron.
(via Frank Smith).


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