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1945 Hillary

PBY Navigator Edmund Hillary (far left) and 6 Squadron Adjutant Alastair Scott (with beer bottle) in the Solomon Islands with the RNZAF during WWII.


"Someone discovered an abandoned motor boat with a seized-up engine and we set to work to get it back into operational order. Our flight engineers did great work on the engine and got it running smoothly again while we calked and painted the hull, and renamed it Jolly Roger ..." Sir Edmund Hillary, Nothing venture, nothing win, 1975. Pg 65.


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Taken on January 1, 1945