Lynch, Thomas Joseph (Tom)

Accession Number PR04658
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Diary, Log book, Document
Maker Lynch, Thomas Joseph (Tom)
Place made Germany
Date made 1942-1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

Collection of four original items relating to 414807 Flight Lieutenant Thomas Joseph (Tom) Lynch, comprising his RAAF Observer's Air Gunner's and W/T Operator's Flying Log Book, a handwritten diary kept by Lynch whilst a prisoner of war in Germany from 27 April 1944 to January 1945, and two RAAF Member's Pay Books. Formerly Pilot Officer Lynch, he served as a rear gunner with a bomber command crew with 460 Squadron and he was the only survivor when the bomber was shot down near the German-Swiss border in April 1944. Lynch is represented in Stella Bowen's painting titled 'Bomber crew', which is held in the Art Collection of the Australian War Memorial (ART26265).