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ROYAL AUSTRALIA!! AIR FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS NEWS RELEASE RMF PR S4171/68

CANBERRA CREWS FLY 150 BOMBING MISSIONS

F o u r members o f th e RAAF's No. 2 C a n b e rra j e t

sq u ad ro n have eac h co m p lete d 150 bombing m is s io n s a g a i n s t th e

V ie t Cong.

They a r e S quadron L e a d e r T re v o r K i l l i a n , p i l o t o f

P e r th W. A .; F l i g h t L ie u te n a n t C h a rle s R e if , n a v i g a t o r , o f Mt.

Morgan Q ld| F ly in g O f f i c e r Bob 0*H anlon, p i l o t , o f Gympie, Qld

and F ly in g O f f i c e r John M cKenzie, n a v i g a t o r , o f B ris b a n e Qld.

A ll have b een w ith No. 2 Squadron s in c e i t s

a r r i v a l a t Phan Rang, 165 m ile s n o r t h - e a s t o f S aig o n on 1 9 th

A p r il, 1967 and w ere among th e e i g h t C a n b e rra bomber crew s who

to o k p a r t i n th e s q u a d r o n 's f i r s t r a i d t h r e e days l a t e r .

They a r e th e o n ly o r i g i n a l a irc r e w members o f th e

sq u a d ro n s t i l l in V ietnam .

T o ta l bombs dropped by No. 2 S quadron i n s u p p o rt

o f A l l i e d f o r c e s i n V ietnam i s now w e ll i n e x c e s s o f 1 0 ,0 0 0 .

E n q u i r i e s :

D epartm ent o f A ir

D ir e c t o r a t e o f P u b lic R e la tio n s

R u s s e ll O f fic e s

CANBERRA ACT

T elep h o n e No - W orking H ours 652321-22-23 A f te r H ours 815785 26t h J a n u a ry , 1968