|Cervia, Italy. c. 1945. Informal portrait of 425749 Flying Officer (FO) I. G. S. (Bill) Purssey of Brisbane, Qld, a pilot of No. 3 (Mustang) Squadron RAAF in northern Italy. FO Purssey has taken part in many operations since the Spring offensive began, smashing transport vehicles, bridges and locomotives.
||Cervia, Italy. c. 1945. Portrait of four members of No. 3 Squadron RAAF, operating in northern Italy in close support of the Eighth Army, in front of a North American P51 Mustang Aircraft. Left to right: 425749 Flying Officer (FO) I. G. Purssey of Brisbane, Qld; 422721 Warrant Officer J. B. Taylor of Coonamble, NSW; FO B. Burton of Eastwood, NSW, and 409150 Flight Lieutenant A. F. Lane of Macorna, Qld.
||A mixed flight of Mustang Mk III and IV fighter bombers of No 3 Squadron (Sqn), RAAF, returning from a raid over Northern Italy. The first three aircraft have been finished in bare metal while the last two have been camouflaged in dark green and medium sea grey. The closest aircraft, a Mk IV A (K CV KH-853), was usually piloted by 400104 Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Albert (Ken) Richards, DFC and Bar. Note the distinctive Southern Cross design (white stars on blue background) on the rudders of the aircraft, unique to 3 Sqn.