Wallet 1 of 3 - Papers relating to the service of Robert Alfred Yeowart, 1940-1945

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Accession Number AWM2020.22.189
Collection number PR91/073
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 52
Object type Papers
Physical description 52 Image/s captured
Maker Mickle, Grangie Stuart
Pfeiffer, Francis William
Place made Australia: Queensland, Brisbane, Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Townsville
Date made 1940-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of 270647 Squadron Leader Robert Alfred Yeowart, No 6 Squadron RAAF, Australia and New Guinea, 1940-1945.

Wallet 1 of 1 - Collection contains papers connected with Squadron Leader Yeowart's secret reconnaissance mission to Truk via Rabaul in February 1942, in which he discovered enemy force in Toll Harbour and the potential threat to Rabaul Harbour, including a typed inverview with Yeowart about the Truk mission in Brisbane, August 1943. Collection also contains personnel records i.e. officer's certificate of service, returned from active service certificate, statement of Special Forces deferred pay, war gratuity entitlement paperwork as well as personal letters to Yeowart from relatives of men who went missing (i.e. VX20713 Staff Sergeant William Stuart Patterson and 403831 Flying Officer John Francis Pfeiffer).