|Collection type||Digitised Collection|
|Physical description||16 Image/s captured|
O'Riordan, Clifford Timothy
|Place made||United Kingdom|
Second World War, 1939-1945
|Source credit to||This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.|
Diary of Clifford Timothy O'Riordan, 1943
Diary relating to the Second World War service of 403397 Flying Officer Clifford Timothy O’Riordan, No. 460 Squadron, RAAF. This diary has entries written by O’Riordan dated between 13 April and 29 June 1943. In it, O’Riordan relates his experiences of the Second World War, including being involved in bombing operations as a gunner, moving to Royal Air Force Station Binbrook, breaking his arm in a horse-related accident, meeting the King, and leave in London.
O’Riordan officially died in a bombing operation on Hamburg, Germany on 30 June 1943. However, his diary continued to be used by an unnamed member of No. 460 Squadron and contains entries dated between 29 July and 27 August 1943. These entries continue O’Riordan’s work of documenting the daily events of the squadron, including operations, sports matches, and the celebration of the Squadron’s 1000th successful mission.