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

Rene J. Francillon, Ph.D

Photo Description

Line-up of Mustang IVA's from No. 84 Squadron at Townsville, Qld., in 1945.
(via Al Bovelt).

Formation of Mustang IV's from No. 77 Squadron near Labuan, Borneo, in 1945.
(via Frank Smith)

P-51K-15-NT—N3-606, ex 44-12733 of the Royal Netherlands East Indies in a hangar at Canberra in 1945.
(via Frank Smith).

A69-4, a Curtiss A-25A-15-CS, used for assessment tests at No. 1 A.P.U. (Aircraft Performance Unit), Laverton, between January and August 1944.
(Australian War Memorial).

A71-10, a Noorduyn Norseman, photographed at No. 1 A.P.U., Laverton, in early 1944. Later this aircraft served with No. 5 Communication Unit.
(Australian War Memorial).

A Martin PBM-3R transport flying boat from No. 41 Squadron in 1944.
(Australian War Memorial).

A70-1,the first PBM-3R of the RAAF, which was taken on charge by that Service on 20 November 1943.
(Australian War Memorial).

A70-11 from No. 41 Squadron photographed from an escorting Vought Kingfisher from No. 107 Squadron near Rathmines, N.S.W., on 1 February 1944.
(RAAF Official).

The fifth PBM-3R from the RAAF at Rathmines in 1944. Barely visible above the open entrance door is the inscription RAAF5 which indicates that this aircraft's identification number was A70-5.
(via Frank Smith).

A72-6, a B-24D-65-CO (ex 42-40522) from No. 7 O.T.U. at Tocumwal, N.S.W., in 1944.
(via Frank Smith).

B-24J-160-CO (identification number A72-33) from No. 7 O.T.U. in flight near Tocumwal, N.S.W., in 1944. Note that A72-116 -- a B-24L-10-CO, ex 44-41631 — in the same markings is illustrated on the cover of the present volume.
(via Peter Malone).

One of eighty-three B-24L's from the RAAF taxiing out.
(Australian War Memorial).

Consolidated B-24J-160-CO --A72-34, GR-D, ex 44-0406- from No. 24 Squadron. Note extended ventral ball turret.
(Australian War Memorial).

B-24J-200-CO from No. 21 Squadron preparing for take-off from Pitoe Strip, Morotai, in 1945.
(via Frank Smith).

Nose section and port wing of a RAAF Consolidated B-24L.
(Australian War Memorial).

A72-322, a B-24J-5-NT, from No. 12 Squadron photographed in Northern Australia in 1945.
(via Frank Smith).

Consolidated B-24M-10-CO—A72-193, ex 44-41988—modified for transport duty with the RAAF. Note Union Jack beneath pilot's cockpit and additional windows above the fuselage's roundel.
(Australian War Memorial).


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