Martin, Lynnton Ainsley (Flying Officer, b.1913 - d.1943)

Accession Number AWM2017.352.1
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1.5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Log book
Maker Martin, Lynnton Ainsley
Place made Australia
Date made 1941-1943
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
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Collection relating to the Second World War service of 408816 Flying Officer Lynnton Ainsley Martin, No. 2 Squadron, Dutch East Indies, 1941-1943. The collection consists of a flying log book, a Royal Australian Air Force training card, and a hyperfocal distance table.

Martin’s log book contains records of the flights he made between 28 July 1941 and 8 September 1943, including details such as the type of aircraft flown, crew and passengers, time, and purpose of the flight. Some of Martin’s flights included training flights, conversion flights, and operational flights such as bombing operations, armed reconnaissance, patrols, and searches.

The final entry of this log book is dated 8 September 1943, when Martin failed to return from an operation near the Tanimbar Islands, Dutch East Indies. His aircraft was shot down by Japanese anti-aircraft fire, and Martin died in the crash.

Also included in this collection is Martin’s pilot training card, and a hyper focal distance table used in photography.