FREETH, John Samuel (Sergeant b.1920 - d.1943)

Accession Number PR00820
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 3cm (3 items)
Object type Log book, Papers
Maker Freeth, John Samuel
Date made 1941-1950
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Flying Log Book of Sergeant John Freeth a Pilot with the RAAF. The Log book covers Freeth's training in Canada with the Empire Air Training Scheme, and his service in Great Britain, flying Hampden Bombers with 455 Squadron then based at Leuchars, in Scotland. On 30 April 1943, Freeth and his crew were responisble for sinking the German Submarine; U227 off the Shetland Islands. The final entry in Freeth's logbook is for 24 May 1943, and reads "A.L.T Failed to Return". Freeth was immediatly reported missing presumed dead and presumed dead in April 1944, however, Freeth's mother appears to have believed that her son was still alive and the collection contains two post war letters relating to her search for her son.