Swan, James Mourilyan (Flying Officer, b.1922)

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales
Accession Number PR00770
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1cm (10 items)
Object type Papers
Maker Swan, James Mourilyan
Date made 1946-1996
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 96/0781
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Typescript account (15 pages) entitled "Pink Iced Cakes and Brandy" written in 1996 by 412211 Flying Officer James Mourilyan Swan, No. 73 GR (Reserve) Squadron RAAF, of a forced landing by his maritime reconnaissance aircraft Avro Anson W2638 on 15-16 July 1943 while on convoy escort duties near Coffs Harbour, NSW. It describes providing air cover for convoys,searching techniques at sea, and the circumstances of the forced landing and subsequent rescue by RAAF personnel from Nabiac Airfield and the Volunteer Defence Corps. The collection includes a handwritten draft accident report by Swan regarding the forced landing and a photocopy of the unofficial logo of No. 73 GR (R) Squadron. Signatures of FO Swan and A. H. (Tex) Morton, his Wireless Air Gunner, appear in the autograph book of Gladys McLeod, WAAAF, held at PR00481.