Eric Douglas Collection 

An album of photographs from the collection of Eric Douglas (1902-1970)
We thank his daughter Sally Douglas for making these photos available and for adding comments and including some of Eric's personal notes.
Gilbert Eric Douglas had a long career in the RAAF retiring as Group Captain in 1948.
Highlights include the BANZARE Antartic flights with Sir Douglas Mawson, the search for American explorer Lincoln Ellsworth and the search for Anderson and Hitchcock and the lost Westland Widgeon "Kookaburra".
During WWII he was Commanding Officer of 3AD, RAAF Amberley.
(Click here to read NLA biography of Eric Douglas)
(Click here to read ANU biography of Eric Douglas)

Gilbert Eric Douglas 
(1902-1970) 
by Frank Hurley 
c1929-31
Gilbert Eric Douglas
(1902-1970)
by Frank Hurley
c1929-31

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Vickers Vimy  
Hounslow Heath 
November 1919
Vickers Vimy
Hounslow Heath
November 1919
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Sopwith Pup
Eric Douglas is the pilot
Sopwith Pup
Eric Douglas is the pilot
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Sopwith Pup
Sopwith Pup
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Sopwith Pup
Sopwith Pup
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We believe this is Sopwith Pup A4-4
Crashed 04/12/24 on take off into hangar at Point Cook
We believe this is Sopwith Pup A4-4
Crashed 04/12/24 on take off into hangar at Point Cook
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Types of Machines 
Point Cook
c1921
Types of Machines
Point Cook
c1921
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Point Cook 
1921
Point Cook
1921
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de Havilland D.H.53 
Hummingbird
de Havilland D.H.53
Hummingbird
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Fairey IIID
Fairey IIID
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Fairey IIID with Rolls Royce Eagle VIII engine. Eric Douglas on Left 
c1920-22
Fairey IIID with Rolls Royce Eagle VIII engine. Eric Douglas on Left
c1920-22
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Bristol Bulldog 
Point Cook or Laverton
Bristol Bulldog
Point Cook or Laverton
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Bristol Bulldog 
Point Cook or Laverton
Bristol Bulldog
Point Cook or Laverton
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Airco D.H.9 A6-5  
G-AUEG
1924
Airco D.H.9 A6-5
G-AUEG
1924
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Farman Sport
Farman Sport
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RAAF boat services Savoia S.16 flown by Francesco de Pinedo and Ernesto Campanelli off Point Cook 
9th June 1925
RAAF boat services Savoia S.16 flown by Francesco de Pinedo and Ernesto Campanelli off Point Cook
9th June 1925
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Savoia S.16
Point Cook
9th June 1925
Savoia S.16
Point Cook
9th June 1925
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A course notes
1927
A course notes
1927
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Ignition methods by Eric Douglas 
1927 A Flying Course
Ignition methods by Eric Douglas
1927 A Flying Course
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Petrol System DH9&9a 
by Eric Douglas 
1927 A Flying Course
Petrol System DH9&9a
by Eric Douglas
1927 A Flying Course
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Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a 
with Eric Douglas
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a
with Eric Douglas
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Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a
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Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a 
with Eric Douglas
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a
with Eric Douglas
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Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a 
A2-31 with Eric Douglas
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a
A2-31 with Eric Douglas
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Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a A2-31
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a A2-31
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Avro 504K A3-23
Avro 504K A3-23
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Crash of Avro 504 A3-51
 Eric Douglas was the passenger
Crash of Avro 504 A3-51
Eric Douglas was the passenger

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Avro 504K A3-51 crash
Avro 504K A3-51 crash
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Avro 504 Formation
Avro 504 Formation
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Siddeley Puma aero engine 
Eric Douglas - third on our right
Siddeley Puma aero engine
Eric Douglas - third on our right
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De Havilland DH.50  A8-1 Seaplane
De Havilland DH.50 A8-1 Seaplane
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US Navy Vought UO-1  
Floatplane 
Point Cook 
July 1925
US Navy Vought UO-1
Floatplane
Point Cook
July 1925
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No1FTS
Christmas Card
No1FTS
Christmas Card
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No1FTS
Christmas Card
No1FTS
Christmas Card
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DH.60 Moth with Eric Douglas
DH.60 Moth with Eric Douglas
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Hawker Demon A1-2
Hawker Demon A1-2
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De Havilland D.H.9 
with RAAF Air Mechanics
Early 1920s
De Havilland D.H.9
with RAAF Air Mechanics
Early 1920s
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De Havilland D.H.9 A6-16
De Havilland D.H.9 A6-16
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De Havilland D.H.9
De Havilland D.H.9
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Hawker Demons with De Havilland D.H.9A A1-25 at rear
Hawker Demons with De Havilland D.H.9A A1-25 at rear
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De Havilland D.H.9A
 Eric Douglas - Back right
Mid 1920s
De Havilland D.H.9A
Eric Douglas - Back right
Mid 1920s
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De Havilland D.H.9As
De Havilland D.H.9As
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De Havilland DH9A 
A1-16 Eric Douglas on right
De Havilland DH9A
A1-16 Eric Douglas on right
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De Havilland D.H.9A  
A1-16 with Eric Douglas on right
De Havilland D.H.9A
A1-16 with Eric Douglas on right
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De Havilland DH9A 
A1-16
De Havilland DH9A
A1-16
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De Havilland D.H.9A
De Havilland D.H.9A
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De Havilland D.H.9A 
A1-20 Alice Springs
April 1929
De Havilland D.H.9A
A1-20 Alice Springs
April 1929
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De Havilland DH9A 
A1-20 
Wave Hill 1929
De Havilland DH9A
A1-20
Wave Hill 1929
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De Havilland D.H.9A 
A1-20 Alice Springs
April 1929
De Havilland D.H.9A
A1-20 Alice Springs
April 1929
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De Havilland D.H.9A 
A1-20 and A1-5 Wave Hill
De Havilland D.H.9A
A1-20 and A1-5 Wave Hill
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Kookaburra 1929
Kookaburra 1929
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De Havilland DH9A 
A1-1 crashed 21st April 1929
De Havilland DH9A
A1-1 crashed 21st April 1929
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De Havilland D.H.9A 
A1-20
May 1929
De Havilland D.H.9A
A1-20
May 1929
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De Havilland D.H.9A 
A1-20
May 1929
De Havilland D.H.9A
A1-20
May 1929
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Douglas and Eaton
12th May, 1929
Douglas and Eaton
12th May, 1929
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Douglas-DC3 
A30-2 VH-UZK
Douglas-DC3
A30-2 VH-UZK
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Douglas-DC3 
A30-2 VH-UZK
Douglas-DC3
A30-2 VH-UZK
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Douglas-DC3 
A30-2 VH-UZK
Douglas-DC3
A30-2 VH-UZK
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Douglas-DC3 
A30-2 VH-UZK
Douglas-DC3
A30-2 VH-UZK
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Eric Douglas
Front Right
Eric Douglas
Front Right
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