Syme, Frederick Melton (Flight Lieutenant, 461 Squadron, RAAF)

Unit No. 461 Squadron
Accession Number MSS1385
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 item
Object type Manuscript
Maker Syme, Frederick Melton
Date made 1990
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 91/0515
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

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.