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 ...
ID numberNWA0299
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white
Place madeAustralia: Northern Territory
Date made4 May 1943
Physical descriptionBlack & white
DescriptionLeaning 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.