Holt, Eric Thomas Wallis (Flight Lieutenant, b.1913 - d.1971)

Accession Number PR00893
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1cm (3 items)
Object type Letter, Document
Maker Holt, Eric Thomas Wallis
Date made 1946
Access Open
Conflict Period 1940-1949

Three items relating to the service of 413384 Flying Officer (later Flight Lieutenant) Eric Thomas Wallis Holt, No. 1 Communication Unit, RAAF, and specifically the tour of New Guinea by Prime Minister (PM) Ben Chifley in January 1946 when Holt piloted the PM's Douglas Dakota aircraft. The items comprise: letter, 5 February 1946, from the PM to FO Holt, with get well wishes while FO Holt was in hospital; draft reply by FO Holt expressing thanks for this and for the PM's support re `the Torokina incident'; transcript (with carbon copy) of an official letter to FO Holt and his crew relaying a letter of thanks from the PM through the Air Member for Personnel; carbon copy of an official report (2 pages) by FO Holt, with a covering memo dated 17 January 1946, re interference with the aircraft while on the Piva North Airstrip, Torokina, Bougainville.