|Unit||No. 461 Squadron|
Syme, Frederick Melton
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Second World War, 1939-1945
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Syme, Frederick Melton (Flight Lieutenant, 461 Squadron, RAAF)
Manuscript titled "The Old Grey Widow Maker". Describes childhood, enlistment in RAAF and pilot training in Australia, Canada and England. Describes training with 461 Squadron in Sutherland Flying Boats, and operations including patrols in North Sea and attacking U-Boats. Also discusses oil painting by Stella Bowen.