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Rough Log Of Ground party's trip to Lieutenant Anderson's machine & back



Rough Log Of Ground party's trip to Lieutenant Anderson's machine & back


Douglas, Sally; Douglas, Eric


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The trip into the Tanami desert for the search for Flight Lt Keith Anderson and his mechanic Mr Henry Smith 'Bobby' Hitchcock who went missing in Anderson's plane the Kookaburra in April, 1929. Copy of the diary by Eric Douglas who was a Sergeant Pilot at the time, he ended his career in the RAAF as a Group Captain. The diary is dusty red from the soil of the Tanami desert. Majority of photographs were taken by Sergeant Eric Douglas. The photo of Anderson and Hitchcock was obtained by Eric Douglas from Milton Kent.

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http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/gallery/Eric_Douglas; http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/douglas-gilbert-eric-10038/text17699; http://www.portrait.gov.au/magazine/article.php?articleID=87; http://trove.nla.gov.au/list?id=17923; http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=1226884; http://historicalrfa.org/rfa-discovery-ii; http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=1226884 [Discovery II Lincoln Ellsworth relief expedition]; http://historicalrfa.org/rfa-discovery-ii [RFA Discovery II]; http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/gallery/Eric_Douglas [Eric Douglas Collection. ADF-Serials Image Gallery]; http://www.portrait.gov.au/magazine/article.php?articleID=87 [Portrait32 - magazine archives, June - August 2009, of Ice and men]; http://trove.nla.gov.au/list?id=17923 [Trove - KOOKABURRA - Flight Lieutenant Keith Anderson's Aeroplane]; http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/douglas-gilbert-eric-10038/text17699 [David Wilson, 'Douglas, Gilbert Eric (1902–1970)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, accessed on 5 November 2013]

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