Kingsford-Smith, Peter (Flight Lieutenant)

Place Europe: Germany
Accession Number PR03211
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm & 1 custom made box: 4 cm
Object type Album, Photograph
Maker Kingsford-Smith, Peter
Place made Germany
Date made 1943
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 92/0759
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of 402241 Flight Lieutenant (Ft Lt) Peter Kingsford-Smith DFC who served with the RAAF until he was a prisoner of war (POW) of the Germans. Comprises an album or scrapbook titled 'A Wartime Log' given to POWs by the American YMCA; and one aerial photograph. The album was kept by Ft Lt Kingsford-Smith during his imprisonment at Stalag Luft III camp in Germany from 1943-1945. The album contains hand-drawn coloured cartoons, sketches and paintings done by fellow inmates at the camp in 1943-1944, lists of German rations and contents of Canadian and American Red Cross parcels, undated black and white photographs of Kingsford Smith and his family, a summary of his record of service, and several newspaper cuttings. Also included is one page of lyrics attributed to Noel Coward and a letter from the Red Cross advising family members of his status as a POW, dated 13 September 1943. Additional to the album is an aerial photograph of Stalag Luft III included in the collection. Five related photographs can be found in the Memorial's Photograph's collection numbered P04136.001 to P04136.005.