|Unit||Netherlands East Indies Forces|
|Place||Oceania: Australia, Northern Territory|
|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other|
|Place made||Australia: Northern Territory|
|Date made||4 May 1943|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Leaning against the front end of a Jeep are 260968 Squadron Leader Leslie Roy Dawson (left), late ...
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.