RAAF Personalities

Accession Number MSS2072
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Manuscript
Maker Murphy, Russell
Date made 1998
Access Open
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953
Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

Manuscript consists of six chapters relating primarily to RAAF personalities of the Second World War. The Personalities presented are as follows: Squadron Leader John Francis Jackson DFC of no. 75 Squadron; Squadron Leader Peter St. George Turnbull DFC of no. 76 Squadron; Flight Lieutenant William Ellis Newton VC of No. 22 Squadron; Wing commander Richard C. Cresswell DFC of no. 77 Squadron; And Group Captain Herbert Clarence Plenty DFC and Bar. A final chapter examines the use of the story of W.E. Newton VC's death by allied propaganda writers.