Heness, John Bernard (Flying Officer, b.1913 - d.1985)

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Accession Number PR06310
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 3.5 cm; Wallet/s: 2
Object type Log book, Notebook, Document, Photograph
Maker Commonwealth of Australia
Heness, John Bernard
Place made Australia, New Guinea
Date made 1942-1946
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of 426592 Flying Officer John Bernard Heness, Nos. 20 and 42 Catalina Squadrons, 3 Operational Training Unit, and 111 Air-Sea Rescue Flight, Australia and New Guinea, 1942-1946.

The collection consists of:

Wallet 1, Folder 1:
- 1 x Southwest Pacific Area Air Travel Authority from Madang to Brisbane for the date 14/6/45;
- 1 x Customs Declaration tag;
- 1 x Interim Certificate of Service with accompanying letter;
- 1 x document titled Trade Test Report;
- 1 x Statuatory Declaration, dated 12 June 1945, relating to lost items of clothing;
- 1 x RAAF No.111 Air Sea Rescue Flight Movement Order;
- 1 x typed document titled U.S.S. Tangier (AV8) Morning Orders, Friday 17 November 1944;
- 1 x carbon copy of typed document marked 'Secret' and titled 'Permanent radio aids to navigation and air-ground facilities at Subic Bay area';
- 1 x carbon copy of typed document marked 'Secret' and titled 'Permanent radio aids to navigation and air-ground facilities at Luzon Island';
- 1 x typed document titled 'Personnel Occurence Report (Airmen), Part 'B'; and
- 1 x black and white photograph of an unidentified man in uniform, with caption on verso reading '"Old skinhead" - USA mining expert - connected with Australian Catalina mine laying squadron. Flew with "Cuthbertson's Cripples"' (found in Heness' Flying Log Book)

Wallet 1, Folder 2:
- 1 x notebook containing handwritten training notes;
- 2 x Pay Books; and
- 1 x Observer’s, Air Gunner’s, and W/T Operators Flying Log Book, with entries relating to flying with Nos. 20 and 42 Catalina Squadrons, 3 Operational Training Unit, and 111 Air-Sea Rescue Flight.

Wallet 2:
- 1 x Aircraft W/T Operators Handbook, with loose pages of handwritten notes.