Thursday, November 26, 2015

Arrival of Mustang fighter at Maitland Airport revives memories for two former RAAF men

From the Maitland Mercury report:
The flight of a legendary Mustang fighter into Maitland Airport on Wednesday brought two men together who served in the same RAAF squadron 70 years ago.
And although they didn’t ­recognise each other upon shaking hands, their meeting unlocked memories of colourful flying ­personalities they both knew in 77 Squadron.
A Mustang was the very first aircraft Colin Chapman trained on as an armourer at Wagga Wagga.
A grandfather from Telarah, Mr Chapman gazed up at the graceful lines of the aircraft that earned a brilliant reputation at the end of World War II and in Korea.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Nov. 25, 2015.