Arthur John (Nat) Gould, as a Flight Lieutenant, Pilot officer 75 Squadron RAAF, interviewed by Ed Stokes for the Keith Murdoch Sound Archives of Australia in the War of 1939-45

Accession Number S00578
Collection type Sound
Measurement 2 hr 3 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; TDK D60; two track mono
Maker Gould, Arthur John (Nat)
Date made May 1989
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
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Source credit to The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the war of 1939-45

Discussing enlistment in Air Force; elementary flying training course at Archerfield, Queensland; training at Wagga, NSW on Wirraway planes; inexperience of instructors; embarkation for England; posting to Operational Training Unit in Lincolnshire and then 17 Squadron; Royal Air Force; eccentricities of pilots; release of tensions; posting to 134 Squadron; Royal Air Force and tour of duty in Russia; return to Australia and posting to 75 Squadron; early impressions of Kittyhawk planes; to Milne Bay; camp conditions; reconnaissance flight duties of squadron; combat casualties; evacuation of squadron from Milne Bay; return to Australia as instructor at Mildura, NSW; posting to 457 Squadron at Darwin; post-war health; compensation for war veterans.