- An armed tower officer saw what was going on and fired on them,
- _One tower officer had left his sidearm on a table, allowing a disguised escapee to take it easily.
- They were flying towards Godman Field when, at approximately 2 : 45pm, the control tower officer in charge ordered them to investigate the strange object.
- In 1946, Tingwell was given his first film role, as a control tower officer in " The Desert Rats ", in which he appeared opposite Chips Rafferty, James Mason and Richard Burton.
- The film featured the first on screen appearance of noted Australian actor Charles'Bud'Tingwell who was cast as a RAAF control tower officer winning the role as he could supply his own RAAF uniform.