Letters and Papers of Cecil Molle Feez

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Accession Number AWM2019.22.280
Collection number PR00857, PR00857.001, PR00857.002, PR00857.003, PR00857.004, PR00857.ADD1
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Papers
Physical description 17 Image/s captured
Maker Commonwealth of Australia
Feez, Cecil Molle
Place made Australia, Germany, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1916-1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Letters and papers relating to the First World War and Second World War service of 271987 Squadron Leader Cecil "Bill" Molle Feez, 5th Replenishment Centre, Royal Australian Air Force.

During the First World War, Feez served as a pilot in the Australian Flying Corps. His letters and papers from this period record events such as his enlistment in the Australian Imperial Force, training, qualification as a pilot, service in France, being shot down and becoming a prisoner of war, and his attempted escape from the prisoner of war camp.

Feez served as a recruitment officer for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during the Second World War. This collection also includes his RAAF permit and a Japanese document picked up from Milne Bay in 1942.

This file contains:

Letter from "Fred" to Cecil Molle Feez, Franklyn Vale, 3 May 1916;
Photograph of Cecil Molle Feez and two other servicemen, England, November 1917;
Royal Flying Corps graduation certificate belonging to Cecil Molle Feez, 10 December 1917;
Letter from Cecil Molle Feez to his parents, London, 5 February 1918, [includes envelope];
Diary pages, entries dated 28 March to 3 June 1918;
German map titled "Bayern rechts des Rheins", 1918;
Letter from King George V to prisoners of war, 1918;
Royal Australian Air Force permit belonging to Cecil Molle Feez, 28 July 1942;
Page of Japanese text, Milne Bay, c. November 1942.