SALUTING THEIR SERVICE

LAC GEORGE TONGERIE

LAC GEORGE TONGERIE

From Stolen Generation to serving his country overseas and then being a leader in his community back in South Australia. Approximately 3000 Aboriginals and 850 Torres Strait Islanders served in Australia’s armed forces during World War II.

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B-24 Liberator

B-24 Liberator

The Liberator first flew at the beginning of WWII and the last was completed before the end of the war. Yet in that time, 15 major variants totalling over 18,000 were built.

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FLLTLT Richard ‘Dickie’ Carew Reynell

Test Pilot / Fighter Pilot (RAF) World War 2 The 15 September is commonly known across the Commonwealth as Battle of Britain Day in acknowledgement of the famous epic air campaign that fundamentally changed the course of World War 2. The day is recognised as the...

Warrant Officer Robert Graham Williams MBE

Navigator, Prisoner of War, First Class Cricketer South Australian 1st Grade Cricketer serving as a Navigator in RAF Squadron in World War 2 is shot down and captured serving four years in captivity before playing in the Victory Tests Robert Graham Williams was born...

Group Officer Helen Agnes Cleary RRC

RAAF Nurse, World War 2, Korea, Vietnam Helen Agnes Cleary was born on 28 March 1914 at Peterborough, a small rural town in South Australia’s mid north. Born into a large Catholic family, Helen was educated at St Joseph’s in Peterborough, a Catholic school still...

LAC GEORGE TONGERIE

General Hand, World War 2 From Stolen Generation to serving his country overseas and then being a leader in his community back in South Australia Approximately 3000 Aboriginals and 850 Torres Strait Islanders served in Australia’s armed forces during World War II. The...

WGCDR Hartley ‘Viv Shearn DFC AFC RAAF Fighter and Test Pilot

(WW2, Korea) Hartley Vivian Shearn, commonly known as Viv, was born on 19 Oct 1921 in Perth, Western Australia to Harry Vivian and Emily Ann Shearn. His father was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Assembly as the Member for the Maylands Electorate in 1936...

WGCDR William ‘Bill’ Simpson McAloney

Engine Fitter / Engineer – Albert/George Medal Recipient Incredible bravery at the most junior rank The second oldest child and eldest son of William Samuel McAloney and his wife Mary Murphy, William Simpson McAloney was born on 12 May 1910, in Adelaide. He completed...

The South Australian Eagles

Click on the image above to access the 'South Australian Eagles' flip-book.   'South Australian Eagles' honours the proud history and service of 30 South Australians in the Air Force over the last 100 years. For over a century, South Australians have served our...

B-24 Liberator

The Liberator first flew at the beginning of WWII and the last was completed before the end of the war. Yet in that time, 15 major variants totalling over 18,000 were built. The B-24 served in every theatre and was the most important long range bomber in the Pacific....

Canberra Bomber

The Canberra's first public flying display was at Farnborough in September 1949 and it stole the show. The aircraft met with immediate success and about 1400 were built in UK, USA and Australia. The Canberra set many speed and performance records throughout the world...