Assistance to Aircraft in Distress; 000/621


Moruya and District Historical Society Museum


Assistance to Aircraft in Distress

About this object

Procedure to Be Observed By The Volunteer Air Observers Corps, National Safety Council of Australia. Restricted RAAF Publication No 460. Orange loose leaf hard cover.



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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Subject and Association Description

The Volunteer Air Observers Corps supplemented radar, searchlights and anti-aircraft artillery crewed by men and women of the AMF and RAAF.

The VAOC were trained in aircraft recognition and equipped with a variety of visual and audio aids, from fine optical lenses to simple bell trumpet listening cones. Although they rarely saw Japanese planes, they tracked and saved many Allied planes. Their numbers declined as the threat passed.

Subject and Association Keywords

World War 2

Subject and Association Keywords


Object Type

World War 2 memorabilia

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World War 2

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