Sutherland, John Graham (Flight Lieutenant, b.1911)

Accession Number PR06349
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 2.5 cm; Wallet/s: 1; Oversize: 1
Object type Log book
Maker Royal Australian Air Force
Sutherland, John Graham
Place made Australia, United Kingdom
Date made 1941-1949
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the Second World War service of 415194 Flight Lieutenant John Graham Sutherland, 115 Squadron and 37 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, Australia and the United Kingdom, 1941-1949.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Contains two folders of material relating to Flight Lieutenant John Graham Sutherland.

Folder 1 of 2 consists of one flying log book of Flight Lieutenant John Graham Sutherland, containing entries dated between 22 September 1941 and 24 September 1945. This log book covers the period of Flight Lieutenant Sutherland’s pilot training in Australia and the United Kingdom, service with 115 Squadron, based in the United Kingdom, and service with 37 Squadron, based in Victoria. The log book entries record details such as dates and times of flights, aircraft types and numbers, crewmembers, and purposes of flights. Some of the recorded purposes of flights include elementary flying training, service flying training, advanced flying training, operational training, towing target drogues, cross country flights, aircraft conversion, bombing operations on strategic targets in Europe, ferrying aircraft, and transportation of personnel and supplies.

Folder 2 of 2 consists of documents relating to the service of Flight Lieutenant John Graham Sutherland. This folder contains:
1x Certificate of Service and Discharge. This certificate was issued on 17 September 1943, on the occasion of Flight Lieutenant Sutherland’s appointment to a commission.
1x Menu and Program for Christmas Day 1943 at Westcott and Oakley Royal Air Force stations.
1x Citation for Distinguished Flying Cross, c 1945.
1x Pay Book, containing entries dated between August 1943 and October 1945.
1x Certificate of Service, issued 9 November 1945.
1x Letter from the Department of Air to Flight Lieutenant Sutherland, Melbourne, Victoria, 1949. This letter notifies Flight Lieutenant Sutherland of the decorations and medals he had been awarded for his service in the Second World War.

Oversize Item 1 of 1 – Consists of one Commissioning Certificate of Flight Lieutenant John Graham Sutherland, issued 1 September 1944.