Owen, William Raymond (Flight Sergeant, b.1921 - d.2002)

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Accession Number PR04204
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 3.5 cm; Wallet/s: 2
Object type Certificate, Log book, Service papers
Maker Owen, William Raymond
Royal Australian Air Force
Place made Australia
Date made 1941-1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of 416987 Flight Sergeant William Raymond Owen, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Australia, 1941-1945.

Wallet 1 of 2 – Consists of two log books of Flight Sergeant Owen.

Folder 1 of 2 contains one Flying Log Book of Flight Sergeant Owen, with entries dated between 30 March 1942 and 21 April 1944. It covers Flight Sergeant Owen’s period of pilot training at 11 Elementary Flying Training School in Benalla, Victoria, 7 Service Flying Training School at Deniliquin, New South Wales, and Central Flying School at Tamworth, New South Wales. This log book records details such as dates and times of flights, aircraft types and numbers, pilots, and purposes of flights. It also includes certificates for completed courses, a letter from the RAAF Recruiting Centre, training notes, and photographs of aircraft cockpits.

Folder 2 of 2 contains one Link Trainer Instructor’s Instructional and Flying Log Book of Flight Sergeant Owen, with entries dated between 1 August and 31 October [c 1944]. This log book records practice flights that Flight Sergeant Owen made in a Link trainer while an instructor at 6 Service Flying Training School at Mallala, South Australia. It includes details such as dates and times of practice flights, names of pupils, and types of exercises attempted. This log book also includes one loose page of training notes.

Wallet 2 of 2 – Consists of documents relating to the service of Flight Sergeant Owen. It contains:
2x RAAF pay books. The first pay book contains entries dated between 27 November 1941 and 29 March 1944. The second pay book contains entries dated between 13 April 1944 and 4 December 1945. Both pay books contain details such as postings, rates of pay, earnings, next of kin, and medical history.
1x Certificate of Service and Discharge, issued 21 November 1945.

History / Summary

Flight Sergeant William Raymond Owen enlisted to the Royal Australian Air Force on 8 November 1941. He completed elementary flying training and service flying training in Australia, and went on to become a Link Trainer instructor at No. 6 Service Flying Training School at Mallala, South Australia. Flight Sergeant Owen was discharged on 14 November 1945, upon demobilisation.