Bell, John Neil Rogers (Flight Lieutenant, b.1915 - d.?)

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Accession Number PR04238
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Document, Log book
Maker Bell, John Neil Rogers
Place made Australia, Indonesia, New Guinea, Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands
Date made 1942-1970
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War and later service of O22001 Flight Lieutenant John Neil Rogers, No. 32 Squadron, Australian and the Pacific, 1942-1970.

Collection consists of a nine page typed manuscript titled: 'A Month I Remember Well' by Wilbur R Courtis, with editorial notes by Flight Lieutenant Bell, describing several significant incidents within No. 32 Squadron during August 1942. These incidents include the spotting of Japanese submarines just prior to the Battle of Guadalcanal, and several mid-flight incidents while flying Hudson bombers on reconaissance missions over the Pacific. Also included in the collection is flying log book covering the period 4 March 1942 to 14 October 1948, listing flights in 16 different aircraft; as well as red covered members pay book covering the period of 7 October 1969 to 5 November 1970.