|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 1 cm|
Dowe, Frederic John
|Place made||At sea|
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM315 749/079/031|
Second World War, 1939-1945
|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Dowe, Frederic John (Sergeant, b.1909 - d.1991)
Collection relating to the Second World War services of Flying Officer 412926 Frederic John Dowe, RAAF, and Lieutenant Lloyd George Palmer, HMAS Armidale, 1942.
The collection consists of a single message written by Dowe and dropped to the survivors of the HMAS Armidale after it was sunk by Japanese aircraft on 1 December 1942. The message was collection by Palmer, and notes that their co-ordinates have been passed to a Corvette and rescue is imminent. They are wished good luck and a Merry Christmas and asked to write if they can - the names and addresses of the aircrew are written on the back.