McDonough, Allan Vernon (Jock), (Flight Lieutenant, b.1914 - d.2005)

Accession Number MSS1676
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Manuscript
Maker Johnson, Anne
Johnson, Ross
McDonough, Allan Vernon 'Jock'
Date made 1980s-2007
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection relating to the Second World War service of 407008 Flight Lieutenant Allan Vernon 'Jock' McDonough, 9 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force.

Collection consists of one manuscript titled "Experiences of A.V. 'Jock' McDonough during WW II 1939 - 1945". Transcribed from recordings with some historical additions. Aged 24 he was selected for the Number 1 Course of the Empire Air Training Scheme in the RAAF (1939). On board HMAS Perth as a catapult pilot which served in Java, fights in the Battle of Sunda Strait where the HMAS Perth was sunk. Taken as a prisoner of war. Spent time in Serang Gaol, the Bicycle Camp, Batavia and then taken to Changi, Singapore where he worked on the Burma/Siam railway. Made his way back to Bangkok at the end of the war and repatriated back to Australia. Includes illustrations, maps and photos.