• Edmund Hillary
  • Alastair 'Scotty' Scott

1945 Hillary

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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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leicar8, bradley gaskin, ddsiple, and 8 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Yugan Dali 103 months ago | reply

    I assume you mean Ed Hillary as in Mt Everest? Wonderful! I'd never seen any photos of him from before the climb. Do you have any from the front?

  2. sakraft1 86 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Pith Helmets, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  3. hwestepp 48 months ago | reply

    Why is that one guy completely naked? Guess it was really hot!

  4. Adelaide Archivist 48 months ago | reply

    Yes Very hot and humid In the evening however long sleeves and trousers were mandatory to stop the Malaria mosquito.

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