Leaning against the front end of a Jeep are 260968 Squadron Leader Leslie Roy Dawson (left), late ...

Unit Netherlands East Indies Forces
Place Oceania: Australia, Northern Territory
Accession Number NWA0299
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Place made Australia: Northern Territory
Date made 4 May 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

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Description

Leaning against the front end of a Jeep are 260968 Squadron Leader Leslie Roy Dawson (left), late of Headquarters, RAAF (NEI) Melbourne, and Lieutenant Colonel B S Fiedeldij (right), of the Dutch Army, Netherlands East Indies (NEI). They are having a discussion on the base of the composite 18 Squadron (NEI), RAAF which is equipped with Dutch B-25 Mitchell bombers. Squadron Leader Dawson was accidentally killed on 7 September, 1944 while on operations off Cairns, Queensland. He is buried in the Cairns cemetery.