|Place||Oceania: New Guinea|
|Collection type||Private Record|
|Place made||New Guinea|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Waud, Jean Clarice
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.