Mansfield, Oswell Peter (Sapper, b.1919 – d.1994)

Accession Number AWM2018.221.2
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: .5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Letter
Maker Mansfield, Oswell Peter
Place made New Guinea
Date made c1943-1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection relating to the Second World War service of VX137966 Sapper Oswell Peter Mansfield, 6 Australian Army Topographical Survey Company, Second Australian Imperial Force, New Guinea, c 1943-1945.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Consists of one letter from Sapper Oswell Peter ‘Oz’ Mansfield to VF510721 Signaller Winnie Boyle. This letter was written by Sapper Mansfield during his service with 6 Australian Army Topographical Survey Company in New Guinea, between 1943 and 1945 and was originally accompanied a souvenir letter opener. In his letter, Sapper Mansfield writes about the creation of the souvenir letter opener, which he made from salvaged parts of a Japanese Zero aircraft, an American Flying Fortress aircraft, and an American Cobra aircraft.