Cook, Owen Joseph (Flying Officer, b.1921)

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Accession Number MSS2235
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Manuscript
Maker Cook, Owen Joseph
Place made Australia
Date made c.2013
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 the Second World War service of 428456 Flying Officer Owen Joseph Cook, 75 (New Zealand) Bomber Squadron, RAF. Collection includes one manuscript entitled "Tiger Moths to four-engine Lancasters in three easy lessons" written by Cook. The manuscript is a brief recollection of Cook's time in the RAAF, including his training in Australia and Canada, and wartime service in the United Kingdom. Cook discusses having flown a variety of aircraft during his career including the Tiger Moth, Harvard, Oxford and Lancaster planes. He also recounts the members of his crew, leave activities in the United States and Canada and returning home. Although flying with a New Zealand squadron, Cook was an Australian and enlisted in the RAAF. Included in the document are an image of Flying Officer Cook taken in 1945, and one of the 75 (New Zealand) Bomber Squadron, also taken in 1945.