Neal, Victor Henry (Flying Officer, b.1922 - d.2008)

Accession Number AWM2017.765.3
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 2.5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Log book, Document, Certificate
Maker Commonwealth of Australia
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 410008 Flying Officer Victor Henry Neal, No. 460 Squadron (RAAF), United Kingdom and Australia, 1941-1949.

Collection consists of:

Folder 1:
- 1 x Flying Logbook blue-covered, heavily stained, spanning the period 20 May 1942 to 12 May 1945.

Folder 2:
- 1 x Commonwealth of Australia recruitment form issued by the RAAF No.1 Recruiting Centre in Melbourne, addressed to Flying Officer Neal, dated 17 October 1941;
- 1 x identity card for Flying Officer Neal, dated 23 December 1941;
- 1 x letter from Air Vice-Marshall Wrigley to Flying Officer Neal advising him of the award of his Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC), dated 12 September 1944;
- 1 x letter with envelope from the Department of Air to Flying Officer Neal's mother advising her that he had won a DFC, dated 16 September 1944;
- 1 x undated citation for Flying Officer Neal's DFC;
- 1 x generic letter from Air Commodore (later Air Vice-Marshall) Hewitt, thanking Flying Officer Neal for his service, dated 11 March 1946;
- 1 x undated citation for Flying Officer Neal's DFC on Governor General of Australia's letterhead and watermarked paper;
- 1 x tag allowing provisional authority for Flying Officer Neal to wear certain medals, dated 17 October 1945;
- 1 x Australian ration card with three unused vouchers for clothes, dated 1945/6; and
- 1 x letter on Commonwealth of Australia stationary formally recognising the medals that Flying Officer Neal was entitled to wear.