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Photograph - L.A.C. Leonard John Hudson 156990 7ACS R.A.A.F.

From the Collection of RSL Waverley Sub Branch 161 Coleman Parade Glen Waverley Victoria

Description
Hand coloured photograph of L. J. Hudson in RAAF tropical uniform 1944
Copies of the "Spruiker" Magazine illustrations from August 1945 published at Milne Bay by 7ACS (7th Airfield Construction Squadron)
Photograph of 25lb. Field Gun at Thompsons Foundry
Pages from Photo Album showing L. J. Hudson in uniform at Castlemaine (one with his wife R. J. Hudson ) and at Milne Bay
Size
print 6in. x 4 in.
Object Registration
a/0004
Keywords
7 acs, 7 a.c.s., milne bay, thompsons foundry, field gun, l. hudson, len hudson, castlemaine, 25 pound field gun, hudson, spruiker, 7th airfield construction squadron
Historical information
Leonard John Hudson was born in Prahran and moved to Castlemaine in his early years At the beginning of the war was refused entry to the services due to his "reserved occupation" as a motor mechanic working on farm machinery At night he worked as a machinist for Thompson's Foundry machining breech blocks for 25 pound field guns. (image) Eventually he was granted enlistment into the R.A.A.F. into 7 Airfield Construction Squadron as a Leading Aircraftsman 156990 and was sent to Milne Bay with the unit to build the air strip.As one of few diesel mechanics he was often required to assist the US troops with their maintenance problems at various sites in or near New Guinea.
Significance
Rare surviving images of 7 ACS newsletter
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM