Dowe, Frederic John (Sergeant, b.1909 - d.1991)

Place Africa: Namibia
Accession Number 3DRL/7713
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Document
Maker Dowe, Frederic John
Place made At sea
Date made 1942
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 749/079/031
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

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.

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