Assistance to Aircraft in Distress; 000/621

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Moruya and District Historical Society Museum

Name/Title

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.

Publisher

RAAF

Publication Date

1944

Publication Place

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

RAAF

Object Type

World War 2 memorabilia

Object number

000/621

Copyright Licence  

Attribution - No Derivatives (cc) Attribution - No Derivatives (cc)

Tags

RAAF
VAOC
World War 2

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