Waud, Jean Clarice

Place Oceania: New Guinea
Accession Number PR04838
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Object type Letters
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Two paged typewritten letter by Damien Parer, dated 22 January 1944, to Cec and Jean Waud. Parer discusses general life in Port Moresby; troop shows with Gary Cooper and John Wayne; his admiration for the AIF in New Guinea; working with American forces; filming air raids; and the beauty of the region. Parer was killed by a burst of Japanese machine gun fire while filming US marines during the invasion of Peleliu Island in September the same year.

Jean Waud was a staff sergeant during the Second World War and met Damian Parer through her father who worked with him at the Melbourne Herald office.