Yeowart, Robert Alfred (Squadron Leader, b.1915 - d.1980)

Accession Number PR91/073
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 3 wallets: 5cm
Object type Papers
Maker Yeowart, Robert Alfred
Date made 1940-1945
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/120/015
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Papers connected with Yeowart's secret reconnaissance mission to Truk, via Rabaul, in February 1942, in which he discovered enemy force in Toll Harbour and the potential threat to Rabaul Harbour.

Item 1: Typed inverview with Yeowart about the Truk mission in Brisbane August 1943. Personnel records (officer's certificate of service, returned from active service certificate, statement of Special Forces deferred pay, war gratuity entitlement paperwork), personal letters to Yeowart from relatives of men who went missing (Mickle and Peiffer).

Item 2: Yeowart's flying log book 1941 to 1945 and three pay books.

Item 3: News and magazine clippings on the RAAF in WW2 includes articles by Air Vice-Marshal Bostock and references to Yeowart's work over Truk.