9 Squadron: Video - Dust off, interview with Pilot Officer
Dust off, interview with Pilot Officer [AWM F04725 Film courtesy of the Australian War Memorial] 18.6 MB
Pilot Officer Michael Haxell was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for two emergency extractions of Australian troops in the face of heavy enemy fire in August 1967. Aged 24 when he began his ten month tour of Vietnam, Haxell was, at the time, 9 Squadron’s youngest pilot. In this clip he speaks to an interviewer about flying casualty evacuations, known as ‘dust-offs’, during 1967. Footage of such operations complement the interview.