Negative - Captain John Duigan, MC, Australian Flying Corps, circa 1918 Image Reg. No: MM 057645

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Captain John Duigan, MC, Australian Flying Corps circa 1918-19. Duigan served with No. 3 Squadron AFC in France where he received the Military Cross for his actions on 9 May 1918 when his RE8 was shot down by Vizefeldwebel Franz Hemer of Jasta 6 near Cachy. Duigan and his observer Lt Alec Paterson were badly wounded but Duigan managed to land his machine and save their lives as well as the photographic plates they had taken.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: aviation, aviation pioneers, military aviation, military uniforms, pilots, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Designing & Building the First Australian Aircraft, John Duigan's Military Service, Centenary of Australian Aviation, John Robertson Duigan MC, Pioneering Aviator (1882-1951), Engineering Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Reginald Charles Duigan, Pioneering Aviator & Inventor (1888-1966)
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: portraits
People Depicted: Duigan, John R.
Format: Negative: Black & White
Person Depicted: Captain John Duigan - Australian Flying Corps (AFC) No.3 Squadron, England, Great Britain, 1918-1919

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