Liley, Jack William Fenton (Warrant Officer)

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Accession Number MSS1436
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Manuscript
Maker Liley, Jack William Fenton
Place made Australia
Date made 1991
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 89/1036
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Memoir written by Jack William Fenton Liley, "Jack's war" documenting his service with the Royal Australian Air Force in the Second World War. Liley describes his aircrew training in Australia and England, action in North Africa with the 40 Squadron RAF and his capture by the Italians after parachuting from a damaged aircraft. Liley became a prisoner of war moving between the camps Stalag Luft 1 in Barth Germany, Stalag Luft VI in Heydekrug, Lithuania and Stalag Luft IV in Tychowo, Poland. Liley writes in detail about the daily conditions of life in the camps and the forced marches in early 1945.