Edwin John Holden, as a Flying Officer, radio operator, 463 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), interviewed by Daniel Connell for the Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-45.

Accession Number S00511
Collection type Sound
Measurement 2 hr 1 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; unbranded C60; two track mono
Maker Holden, Edwin John
Connell, Daniel
Date made January 1989
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the war of 1939-45
Description

(410061) John Holden, Lancaster bomber radio operator No. 463 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), interviewed by Daniel Connell for the Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-45.

History / Summary

Discusses prewar education; WW1; employment; recruitment and enlistment; American troopship West Point; Australia American relations; embarkation; officer enlisted men relations; No. 27 Operational Training Unit (OTU); No. 463 Sqn RAAF; No. 617 Sqn Royal Air Force (RAF); Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS); tour of duty; casualties; aircraft Lancaster; aerial operations; prisoners of war (POWs); tallboy bombs; ship Tirpitz; stress; rations, leisure; discipline; war graves; demobilisation. Mentions Somers, VIC; Parkes, NSW; Tromso, Norway; Yagodnik, Archangel, USSR; Berlin, Leipzig, Germany; London, Waddington, Britain.

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