Lieutenant Commander Edward H. O’Hare at Norfolk, Virginia, May 1, 1942. O’Hare was awarded the Medal of Honor for shooting down five Japanese planes on 20 February 1942, while he was defending USS Lexington during an attempted a raid on the enemy base Rabaul. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
During the early 1930's, Australian sailors proceed on leave, probably from their ship moored in Sydney Harbour. They are coming ashore at the Ferry Wharf, Garden Island Naval Dockard, Sydney, with the fleet oiler, HMAS Kurumba, alongside the dockyard oil wharf. Also interesting that the photograph was probably taken prior to 0800, as Kurumba has not yet hoisted the quarterdeck ensign. Steve Given collection
Lot 11612-10: Royal Australian Air Force Over Malaya, 1942. Important in the aerial defense of Malaya is the personnel from the Royal Australian Air Force flying American Lockheed A-29 “Hudsons” and Australian built “Wirraways”. Wirraway is an Aboriginal word that means “challenge”. This picture shows R.A.F. in the air with “Lockheed Hudsons” over Malaya. Office War Information Photograph.
A Japanese soldier, Yasuno Chikao, prepares to behead Australian Sergeant Leonard G. Siffleet at Aitape in New Guinea. The Australian commando from "M" Special Unit was captured while his small patrol was operating deep behind enemy lines. 1943. The photograph was discovered on the body of a dead Japanese major near Hollandia by American troops in April 1944.