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HNL 1065: Aircraft

Spitfire fighter aircraft standing at aerodrome. Pilot climbs into cockpit, tally of hits painted on side. Large silver US aircraft ÒDouble ExposureÓ with woman painted on side (bomber). Pilot by spitfire signing paper, posing for a portrait of himself next to his plane, portrait, WWII. RAAF
Access No. 123621 | 1 min 26 secs | 1940s | New Guinea | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Crew in jungle sit around relaxing, smoking, chatting, winding up gramophone player. Man runs around hut, crew scramble to action and jump into spitfire fighter aircraft with teeth painted on them. Taxiing along beach. In air. WWII. RAAF
Access No. 123622 | 1 min 1 sec | 1940s | Pacific, Morotai | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Australian Repair Salvage Unit (RSU). VS Army jeeps in very muddy conditions. Australian troops walking casually in mud. POV vehicle to wheel through mud. Washing vehicles in sea. 22 RSU camp, men walking, working on engines, vehicles. Pile of broken US aircraft, men salvaging parts, walking through puddles. Taking engine along beach and winching into truck, load onto aircraft. WWII. RAAF
Access No. 123623 | 5 mins 13 secs | 1940s | Morotai, Pacific Ocean | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
RAF briefing, pointing to map showing targets. (Mute). Crew dressing, climbing into truck to aerodrome. Bomber aircraft taxiing (Avro Lancaster) and taking off. Air to air. Aerial fires below at night during bombing of German city. Air to air aircraft in formation. Aerial during raid. Many aircraft flying low over sea. WWII
Access No. 123624 | 4 mins | 1940s | England, UK | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |