462 Squadron R.A.A.F. Phoenix: Book 2 - The Reincarnation

Accession Number MSS2013
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Manuscript
Maker Batten, Antony Granville
Place made Australia: Western Australia, Gingin
Date made 1999
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to No. 462 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, by Antony Granville Batten, 1999.

Wallet 1 of 1 - Wallet consists of a typed manuscript outlining the story of No. 462 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force. The manuscript covers the period from August 1944 to September 1945 and lists key events and occurrences by date in a diary-style presentation with personal accounts attached to many entries. The entries are taken from operational records, log books and personal diaries and memoirs. The manuscript recounts experiences and actions of 462 Squadron through their service in Bomber Command. It begins with details on the formation of the Squadron, and details operational experiences of the unit. The appendices include operational statistics; monthly mission summaries; aircraft listing; personnel listings - including honour rolls, wounded, bailed out, decorations; accounts of experiences of members of 462 Squadron; brief history of the role of the RAAF in the UK; anecdotes and stories relating to life in bomber command; newspaper clippings and accounts relating to the return of 462 Squadron to Australia; copies of official documents relating to 426 Squadron; brief summary of slang and abbreviations used in text; summary of RAAF and RAF structure and organisation, uniforms and equipment.