Henry Talbot Hammond interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
- Bib ID:
- Hammond, Henry Talbot, 1893-1982, interviewee
- Online Version:
- National Library of Australia digitised item
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- Access open for research, personal copies and public use.
- 1974 May 1
- 1 tape reel : 15/16 ips, mono. ; 5 in.
- Mel Pratt collection.
Group Captain Henry Talbot Hammond, discusses his enlistment in the AIF in 1915; the rescue of the 14th Brigade in the desert; training in the 5th Division; the 56th Battalion; Tel El Kebir; Royal Flying Corps; Netheravon; Central Flying School Upavon; Nieuports; Richthofen's Circus; Bishop; Marie Cappel; SE5; life as a POW; Shadwell; Clausthal; building an escape tunnel; Niemeyer impersonation escape attempt ; RAAF; Citizen Air Force; Hammond Aerial Transport Co.; accident at Coonabarabran; barnstorming; Adastra; Holden's Air Transport, New Guinea; instructor at Richmond; Wirraways; experiences during World War 2 at Richmond, in the Pacific and at Laverton; Brown and Dureau; aerial mapping; Early birds.
Group Captain Hammond had a distinguished career in the Royal Australian Air Force and subsequently worked with Adastra, the company prominent in mapping activities in Australia.
- Recorded at his home in Sydney.
- Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-214893317
- Related Material:
- Related interview with Henry Talbot Hammond: located at ; National Library of Australia's Oral History & Indigenous Programs collection at ORAL TRC 575/4.
- Index/Finding Aid Note:
- Timed summary (5 p.) and transcript (34 p.) available.
- Other authors/contributors:
- Pratt, Mel, -1986, interviewer
- Also Titled:
- Bunny Hammond interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection
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