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Len Waters was Australia’s first and only Aboriginal fighter pilot during World …


Len Waters was Australia’s first and only Aboriginal fighter pilot during World War II, flying 95 sorties from bases in New Guinea and Indonesia. Gladys Saunders was a driver for the United States Army in Townsville, enlisted at just 14 years of age. Fate brought them together on Gladys’s 17th birthday and, after a whirlwind two week courtship, they were married. Their marriage, which lasted 46 years until Len’s death in 1993, became one of Queensland’s greatest love stories ❤️ Gladys, now 92, has worked with Queensland Museum to create a display dedicated to Len and the unique history they shared. Running from 9 April to 27 May, it honours their deep contribution to Australia during WWII and features a number of their war-time items.

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