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Unsung Heroes 2018-06-20T12:38:09+00:00

How many Heroes go unnoticed?
How many stories go untold?
How many memories are forever lost?

Unsung Heroes is the way to tell everyone about the sacrifice and service, the happiness and the tears…

The Temora Aviation Museum’s Unsung Heroes Project is a significant initiative to record the personal stories of the men and women who served in the defence of Australia from the Second World War to the present day. Unsung Heroes is a biographical database which includes information about individual men and women who, although not given recognition in the history books, have been vital to the pioneering spirit of Australia’s military aviation heritage. These men and women came from all walks of life and backgrounds and were not necessarily pilots or engineers.

To date, more than 500 interviews have been recorded, a number which is consistently increasing. In addition to recording interviews, we are also seeking memorabilia associated with these individuals and their stories in the form of photographs, logbooks, uniforms, ephemera, and aircraft parts.

Unsung Heroes

Honour a friend, family member or yourself with inclusion in the Unsung Heroes Project sponsored by the Temora Aviation Museum. If you feel you know, or are, someone with a significant story for the Museum to record, please contact us at info@aviationmuseum.com.au to nominate an Unsung Hero.

All nominees must have either spent time working with or flying Australia’s military aircraft, or have made a significant contribution to Australia’s military aviation heritage. By nominating an Unsung Hero, you are ensuring that the memories and stories of a Hero will not be forgotten, which helps to preserve Australia’s rich military aviation history.

Unsung Heroes Videocasts

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI

10 EFTS
Harding’s Country Club

The sinking of U-461

Spitfire Stories
S/L Tony Gaze OAM DFC**

Former students and instructors tell stories of their experiences in the De Haviland Tiger Moth at 10EFTS also known as Harding’s Country Club.

The story of the sinking of Submarine U-461 by RAAF Sunderland “U” of 461 Squadron as told by some of the aircrew involved.

Tony Gaze tells the story of his time in the RAF flying Spitfires and his successes over a Messerschmitt ME262 and ME109s.

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Unsung Heroes Podcasts

10 EFTS

Former students and instructors tell stories of their experiences in the De Haviland Tiger Moth at 10EFTS also known as Harding’s Country Club.

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Spitfire Stories

Tony Gaze tells the story of his time in the RAF flying Spitfires and his successes over a Messerschmitt ME262 and ME109s.

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U-461

The story of the sinking of Submarine U-461 by RAAF Sunderland “U” of 461 Squadron as told by some of the aircrew involved.

Listen now