Op. Bastille/Falconer, The first RAAF Hercs: A97-009


C-130H Hercules A97-009 ‘Mongrel 32’


Lockheed C-130H Hercules, A97-009, Call sign ‘Mongrel 32’
36 Squadron RAAF, MEAO (Iraq)

Hercules A97-009 and A97-012 were assigned to the first detachment to the MEAO to provide transport and supply capability for operations in Iraq. They were soon joined by Hercules A97-010. In this print, A97-009 is depicted undertaking an aerial delivery mission in Western Iraq on 11 April 2003. This was the first RAAF combat airdrop since the Vietnam War.

Lithographic Artprint (A3 size) Print code P0009-11. One of a set of three prints depicting the first RAAF C-130 Hercules in the Middle East under Operation Bastille/Falconer.


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