Moline, Arthur John (Flight Lieutenant, b.1910 - d.1995)

Accession Number PR85/385
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Document, Log book
Maker Moline, Arthur John
Place made Australia, Netherlands East Indies, New Guinea, Pacific Islands: New Caledonia, Pacific Islands: Solomon Islands, United States of America
Date made 1941-1985
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/072/020
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition, Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the Second World War service of 401475 Flight Lieutenant Arthur John Moline, Air Force Headquarters, Australia, New Guinea, United States of America, Netherlands East Indies.

Collection consists of facsimiles of documents relating to Moline's service. These include:

- 1 x flying logbook (divided into two) spanning the period 20 August 1941 to 19 December 1944. Within this, Moline navigates in various aircraft including (predominantly) Consolidated PBY Catalinas, and Avro Ansons. Moline flies in Australia, New Guinea, the Netherlands East Indies, and the United States;

- 1 x brief diary spanning the period 26 May to 8 August 1942 discussing flying duties;

- 2 x written accounts of different missions undertaken by Catalinas. One is dated 13 December 1942 and discusses action over the Solomon Islands, where Moline spotted and followed a fleet of Japanese ships towards Mambare Bay. The second contains various accounts of missions in the Pacific area during 1942, including over the Kokoda trail in December;

- 5 x miscellaneous documents;

- 1 x annotated newspaper article dated 1 May 1980 discussing the role of Catalinas in the Battle of the Coral Sea, with particular reference to A24-12, Moline's plane; and

- 1 x letter from 14933 Flying Officer Jack Stuart Riddell to Moline, dated 30 November 1984, discussing the role of Catalinas in the Pacific, particularly over Rabaul.