Air Power Archaeology

The Historical Archaeology of Second World War Air Power in Australia
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The Air Power Archaeology website has been developed by Daniel J. Leahy as part of his PhD project at the University of New England. The project looks at the historical archaeology of Second World War air power sites across Australia. The online database currently includes profiles for...

599
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221,533
PERSONNEL
7,838
AIRCRAFT
720
UNITS

Website functionality is being made publicly available as the project progresses. It is planned that the website will continue to grow and evolve once the PhD project has been completed.

On This Day

Died 16 April 1941:
Leading Aircraftman
JOHN JAMES GOLDING, RAAF

Parafield, South Australia - 1 April 1940 to 30 April 1940 (NAA: A9186, 375)

The third Course (No. 30) commenced limited flying which was increased with the arrival of 6 new "Tiger" Moths on 20.4.40, in addition 6 parachutes had been obtained from No. 2 AD.
On 24.4.40 the State Governor (Sir Malcolm Barclay-Harvey) inspected the Unit and was taken for a short flight.
No. 29 Course completed training and were posted to SFTS's. on 26.4.40 with the exception of three members who were backward, and who were kept for further training until 2.5.40.
No. 1 Course (Empire Scheme), 24 pupils, commenced the Initial Training Syllabus on 29.4.40 and No. 30 Course commenced full flying.

Darwin, Northern Territory - 16 April 1942 (NAA: A9186, 208)

Wing Commander S. de B. GRIFFITH, AFC, posted to No. 7 Squadron, LAVERTON.

Livingstone (34-Mile), Northern Territory - 16 April 1943 (NAA: A9186, 143)

Fine and hot. Local formation. All members of the Squadron received a 'hand-out' of soaps, chewing gum and tobacco from the Australian Comforts Fund.

Database Updated:
4 April 2024
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

We acknowledge the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging.