Frank Arthur Stockwell, R.N. Collection
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A Grumman Avenger of 857 Squadron taking off for an attack on Sumatra, the caption in the photo album says this aircraft was shot down over Palembang.

857 Squadron Avengers over Sumatra.

Oil refinery at Palembang, Sumatra set ablaze by 857 Squadron.

The next series of photos show the attacks against Ishigaki Island, Sakishima made by 857 Squadron. This photo shows Hiraye airfield.

Ishigaki Island seen from a Grumman Avenger of 857 Squadron.
(All photos from the collection of Frank Arthur Stockwell, R.N.)
Courtesy of Emma Stockwell

MaritimeQuest is indebted to Emma Stockwell for all her time and efforts in providing her Grandfather's collection for publication.

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Page published May 12, 2012