Biography

Birth date: 06 February 1915
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Cremorne
Death date: 17 August 1989
Death place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney

Born at Cremorne, New South Wales in 1915, Donald Friend began art classes under Sydney Long in 1930 and studied under Dattilo Rubbo between 1933 and 1935. He spent a year in London in 1936, at the Westminster School under Bernard Meninsky and Mark Gertler, then traveled to Nigeria, where he lived from 1937 until 1939.

Friend returned to Australia just before the outbreak of the Second World War, and enlisted in the army in June of 1942. He served as a gunner with artillery units based in Australia, and also served with a labour battalion in Queensland and briefly with Army Intelligence. During this period Friend wrote and illustrated Gunner's diary, published in 1943.

Towards the end of the Second World War there was pressure to commission a greater variety of artists for the official war art scheme. Friend was recommended by Sydney Ure Smith, who had published Gunner's diary, and Louis McCubbin, Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia, who was advisor to the Memorial's art committee. Gunner's diary revealed Friend to be an eccentric artist of great talent who was also able to write with insight and humour about his experience. He was commissioned in 1945, working with the Royal Australian Air Force in Labuan and the 7th Division AIF in Borneo. Friend produced almost 200 paintings and drawings for the Australian War Memorial, mostly of the human figure, especially boys; they range from exquisite portraits of soldiers and children, to studies of corpses, war damage and emaciated prisoners.

Friend later worked in Balikpapan, but his plans to stay in the Pacific to record the surrender of the Japanese and the liberation of allied POWs were cancelled when he had to return to Australia with a severe tropical rash on his hands.

Rolls and Awards

Collection Items

Art (119)

Art

Town, Labuan

Depicts the town of Victoria on Labuan, Borneo, the day after the landing by troops of the 24th Australian Infantry Brigade were entrusted with the task of re-occupying the island as part of the Borneo campaigns. Donald Friend was in Labuan, an archipelago off the coat of Borneo, in June 1945. Of...

ART22175

Souvenir hunters in the ruined mosque, Labuan

Depicts unidentified soldiers collecting souvenirs in a destroyed mosque in Labuan, Borneo during the Second World War.

ART22176

Dinah - wrecked Japanese bomber

Depicts a wrecked Japanese bomber on the air strip at Labuan, Borneo. In 1942, Donald Friend enlisting with the AIF, was posted as a gunner to the artillery unit near Albury. In 1945, Friend was selected for appointment as official war artist. He travelled to Morotai, Labuan and Balikpapan,...

ART22177

Nature Morte

This work depicts the remains of a party of Japanese who crossed in canoes from the mainland of Borneo to the island of Labuan and hid in the swamps of Garankak. After carrying on commando tactics for several days they were eventually surprised by an A.I.F partol who obliterated them. This was the...

ART22182

Nature Morte

Sketch of unidentified Japanese killed by AIF patrol during the Second World War. This is a preparatory sketch for the final painting, 'Japanese dead from suicide raid, Labuan' [ART22857].

ART22183

Wrecked Japanese staff car, Balikpapan

Wrecked Japanese staff car, Borneo campaign.

ART22853

The street, Labuan

A street scene in Labuan during the Borneo campaign. A lone soldier stands in the street, with more figures and an army vehicle in the background. The sky is an ominous, dark shade.

ART22855

RAP bloke

Depict a portrait of an unidentified soldier, Australian Military Forces, Regimental Aid Post.

ART22858

Soldiers and natives with outrigger

Labels: ' Soldiers and natives with outrigger 1945 by Donald Friend (22886) ' etched on label along bottom front of frame; ' AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL '; ' 11 JUNE 1948 ' stamped on back of frame; ' CASE NO. 8 / PLACE 4 ' typed on paper label on back of frame; ' FRAME No 353 ' stamped and inscribed...

ART22886

Desolate plantations, Balikpapan

Appointed an official war artist in 1945, Friend served in Labuan, Morotai and Balikpapan in Borneo between 23 May and 10 September. The work depicts a war-ravaged landscape at Balikpapan.

ART22894

Soldiers with Samurai sword

Depicts a group of unidentified soldiers outside a tent, one is holding a Japanese sword.

ART22895

Pumping out bomb crater

Pumping out a bomb crater. In the early days of the job, when water was a rarity and there was none to spare, the deep green pools in the craters were used as laundries and swimming baths, so that even those that were being emptied often presented the appearance of a social occasion - sunburnt...

ART22896

Pumping out bomb crater, Labuan

Pumping out a bomb crater. In the early days of the job, when water was a rarity and there was none to spare, the deep green pools in the craters were used as laundries and swimming baths, so that even those that were being emptied often presented the appearance of a social occasion - sunburnt...

ART22897

Searching Japanese prisoners

Depicts a group of unidentified Japanese prisoners and belongings being searched by Australians on arrival at camp.

ART22898

Soldier resting

Depicts a portrait of an unidentified soldier resting.

ART22899

Field casualty

Depicts a field casualty. Soldier laying on a stretcher while two men sit in the background.

ART22900

Troops waiting to embark, Balikpapan

Troops waiting to embark at night, Balikpapan.

ART22906

Showers in a ruin

In 1942 Donald Friend enlisting with the AIF, was posted as a gunner to the artillery unit near Albury. In 1945, he was selected for appointment as official war artist. He travelled to Morotai, Labuan and Balikpapan, recording sights which confronted him and drawing in particular on the expressive...

ART22907

Bombed oil tanks

The effects of bombardment prior to the landing of the 7th Australian Division in Balikpapan, Borneo, 1945.

ART22909

Rescued prisoners of war, Balikpapan

This work depicts Australians liberated from Japanese custody in Balikpapan, Borneo. Friend shows the deteriorating physical condition of the men held prisoners of the Japanese after such a long period. They were in a bad state from fever, malnutrition, beri beri and general ill-treatment. In 1942...

ART22910

Searching Japanese

Searching of Japanese prisoners and their belongings on arrival at prison camp, Balikpapan.

ART22911

study for Soldiers and natives with out-rigger

Soldiers and natives disembarking from an Outrigger.

ART22913

Japanese dead, Labuan

Unidentified Japanese corpses, Borneo campaign.

ART22914

Study for showers

Pen and ink study for the painting 'Showers'. This study shows two naked Australian soldiers.

ART22915

Japanese prisoners being searched, Balikpapan

Japanese prisoners of war and their belongings being searched by Australian personnel on arrival at prison camp. In 1942, Donald Friend enlisting with the AIF, was posted as a gunner to the artillery unit near Albury. In 1945, Friend was selected for appointment as official war artist. He travelled...

ART22916

Tank Road, Balikpapan

Twisted and burned oil reservoirs, whose metal had been warped into fantastic shapes and burned to strange colours by the heat, Balikpapan.

ART22917

Ruins

Depicts some of the devastation wrought in Labuan during the Borneo campaign.

ART22919

Javanese slaves in the native compound, sick ward, Labuan

Depicts a group of unidentified Javanese labourers in the Native Compound Sick Ward, Labuan.

ART22920

Return to unit

Troops by their thousands passed through Albury. The change of railway gauges at the border meant changing trains, and the long Albury platform became familiar territory to troops who frequently had to spend long hours waiting for connections. The boredom of waiting could always be lessened by a...

ART23059

People dancing in the street V-E night, Sydney 1945

Depicts a group of unidentified people dancing in a King's Cross street on V-E Night, Sydney.

ART23201

Young and Jackson's corner

Donald Friend enlisted in June 1942. He served as gunner, in a labour battalion and briefly in army intelligence. In March 1945 he was appointed an Official War Artist between 23.5.45 and 10.9.45 and served in Labuan, Morotai and Balikpapan. This work depicts sailors on leave outside Young &...

ART23202

Soldiers resting

Depicts a group of men outside a tent.

ART23204

Gracie Fields concert

A sketch of the audience at a concert at which Gracie Fields, a celebrated London variety artist, appeared. Miss Fields was touring the battle areas in the South West Pacific with other artists entertaining the troops, Balikpapan, Borneo.

ART23205

Tank Road, Balikpapan

The artists has endeavoured to protray the destruction and desolation caused by the bombardment by our naval forces prior to the landing of troops, 7th Australian Division.

ART23206

The jeep ferry

A group of unidentified Australian soldiers, most wearing only slouch hats, transporting a Jeep across a river using an improvised raft.

ART23207

Body

Depicts a casualty corpse.

ART23208

Kario Sendanoz, Javanese seaman

Depicts a portrait of Kario Sendanoz, Javanese seaman. In 1942, Donald Friend enlisting with the AIF, was posted as a gunner to the artillery unit near Albury. In 1945, Friend was selected for appointment as official war artist. He travelled to Morotai, Labuan and Balikpapan, recording sights which...

ART23209

Corpse

Corpse of an unidentified Japanese soldier.

ART23210

Corpse

Pen and ink sketch of a corpse of a Japanese soldier.

ART23211

Able Seaman

Portrait of a sailor reclining. Donald Friend enlisting with the AIF, was posted as a gunner to the artillery unit near Albury. In 1945, Friend was selected for appointment as official war artist. He travelled to Morotai, Labuan and Balikpapan, recording sights which confronted him and drawing in...

ART23212

Kitchen picquet

The artist had six weeks to pass in Melbourne after his initial kitting out, and a further month in Sydney before his departure for New Guinea. He used his time to complete a number of drawings and paintings, many of which were based on the idea from the fourteen illustrated in dairies he had...

ART23213

Japanese prisoners being searched

Showing Japanese prisoners who have been concentrated in Balikpapan from outlying surrender areas, being searched on arrival in Balikpapan.

ART23214

Road menders gang

A group of Japanese prisoners who were put to work repairing roads after their surrender

ART23215

Troop train

Depicts exhausted Australian soldiers asleep in the carriage of a railway train at Albury, New South Wales during the Second World War. In 1942, Donald Friend enlisting with the AIF, was posted as a gunner to the artillery unit near Albury. In 1945, Friend was selected for appointment as official...

ART23216

Gun maintenance 25-pounders

Several Australian soldiers are carrying out maintenance work on a 25 pounder gun. In the foreground two soldiers stand looking on. One is carrying a drag rope over his shoulder, and the other has a jacket slung over his left shoulder.

ART23217

From my window at Lae

View from the artist's window of a native village in Lae, New Guinea. Donald Friend was in Lae the last week of May 1945. Of Lae he wrote in his Diary 24 May 1945; ' From the air it looked romantic, tropical, enchanted. Like Africa. From the ground it looked merely tropical. Steaming...

ART23218

Brown Beach landing, Labuan

Depicting troops disembarking from the landing ship into the surf. Sappers of the 2/7th Australian Field Company were in the first wave to clear the beach of mines. The assault battalions were the 2/43rd Australian Infantry Battalion, 2/28th Australian Infantry Battalion, landing on Brown Beach.

ART23224

Japanese Corpse

Depicts a corpse of unidentified Japanese soldier in Cantonment Road, Labuan, North Borneo.

ART23225

Making camp, Labuan

Depicts a group of unidentified soldiers unloading trucks to establish camp.

ART23226

Camp Labuan

Camp Labuan.

ART23227

Labuan

A view of tents of the occupying Allied Forces.

ART23228

The clock tower

A sketch of the damaged caused by bombardment of Labuan, before the 24th Australian Infantry Battalion landed on 10 June 1945. The Clock Tower remains standing amongst the rubble, and Australian soldiers appear to assisting with the clean up. The artist has inscribed different sections of the...

ART23230

Malay boy

One of the Malay natives in the native compound at Labuan after the landing by troops of the 24th Australian Infantry Brigade. These natives had been brought to the island as slaves by the Japanese and were in a deplorable condition when liberated by the Australians.

ART23231

Souvenir hunters

Souvenir hunters.

ART23232

Chinese Temple

Chinese temple used as billets for Australian soldiers, 4th Australian Bulk Petrol Company, but shared by an aged Chinese priest called 'Wong', who vigorously repelled all attempts to move him to other quarters. He insisted on remaining to conduct the ceremonies which his deities desired. It was...

ART23233

Pioneer patrol passing through a native village at Tanjongg, Rancharancha, Labuan

Depict a group of unidentified Australian Pioneer Unit on patrol in native village, Labuan. The Australian Pioneer Unit was part of the 2/1st Australian Infantry Battalion. In 1942, Donald Friend enlisting with the AIF, was posted as a gunner to the artillery unit near Albury. In 1945, Friend was...

ART23237

Debris, Balikpapan

Showing the results of bombardment and strafing of a town prior to the landing of 7th Australian Division.

ART23243

Decorating the officers' mess

At an artillery training regiment in N.S.W. The artist stated that he was "temporarily rescued from the horrors of gun drill, digging gun pits, foot-drill, rifle drill, kitchen fatigues, guards and the infernal, eternal route marches, to execute a series of murals on the walls of the training...

ART23244

Gunner carrying drag rope

Study for "gun maintenance". Picture of unidentified gunner with a drag rope over his shoulder.

ART23245

Captured Japanese H.Q. Don Company, Labuan

This local house was previously used as Japanese commander's headquarters, but had since been claimed for use by the Australians.

ART23246

Yank engineers Bulk Store, 593rd Headquarters

United States Army, 593 (Airborne) Engineers Regiment; campaign; buildings used for US Army bulk store

ART23247

The clock tower, Labuan

Depicts the clock tower in Labuan, Borneo. Donald Friend was in Labuan, an archipelago off the coat of Borneo, in June 1945. Of the town of Labuan he wrote in his Diary on 10 June 1945; 'On the starboard, near, lay Labuan. The town was partly in flames from Jap [sic] demolitions...The Labuan...

ART23248

Malays in native compound

These natives were amongst those shipped to Borneo from Java by the Japanese as slaves. They were shown in a compound in which they were congregated after deliverance from the Japanese.

ART23249

Japanese Prisoners

Depicts three unidentified Japanese prisoners. In 1942, Donald Friend enlisting with the AIF, was posted as a gunner to the artillery unit near Albury. In 1945, Friend was selected for appointment as official war artist. He travelled to Morotai, Labuan and Balikpapan, recording sights which...

ART23251

Major-General Wootten's quarters

9th Australian Infantry Division; campaign; house used as headquarters by Major- General G F Wootton, CBE, DSO, General Commanding 9th Australian Division

ART23252

76 Squadron's Camp

The camp of No.76 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, Labuan.

ART23253

Radar tower, Labuan

Royal Australian Air Force, No 4 Works Supply Wing; campaign; Radar tower

ART23255

John Timbang, rouseabout at the searchlights battery, Labuan

2/3rd Anti-Aircraft Regiment; John Timbang, Malay rouseabout with 2/3 AA Bty, formerly forced labourer for Japanese

ART23259

2/3 A.A. Regt Searchlight Bty site

anti-aircraft; 2/3rd Australian Anti-Aircraft Regiment; campaign; anti-aircraft searchlight

ART23260

Javanese coolies at work on the strip, Labuan

Javanese labourers working on airfield, supervised by unidentified Australians; campaign

ART23262

Beach Road, Balikpapan

The scene of desolation along the Beach Road, Balikpapan, after bombardment preceeding the landing by the 7th Australian Division.

ART23267

Burnt out oil tanks, Balikpapan

The pre-landing bombardment and strafing of the 7th Australian Division wrought such damage that for some distance there could be seen nothing but ruined buildings, blackened coconut plantations and charred ground. This picture shows some of the oil tanks, whose metal had been wrapped into...

ART23270

Beer issue, 1st T.A.F

A rough sketch showing personnel of No 1 Tactical Air Force Headquarters, Royal Australian Air Force, lining up for their issue of bottled beer from Australia. This event stood out even more prominently than usual owing to the dull type of existence being experienced since over-throw of the...

ART23271

Japanese corpses

The bodies of two Japanese who were of a party who, after eluding capture for ten days after the landing on Labuan, formed up under a Japanese Colonel and made a desperate march into the town with the intention of doing as much damage as possible. Several of our men were killed and a building in...

ART23272

Officers celebrating peace

Seven officers are shown celebrating peace in the No 1 Tactical Air Force Headquarters, Balikpapan, Borneo. The participants are left to right: Wing Commander K Ranger, Flight Lieutenant L A Booth, Flight Lieutenant C Coutts, Squadron Leader P G Richens, Squadron Leader J E McCale, Lieutenant D...

ART23274

Showers

Unidentified men are showering at a communal camp facility.

ART23275

Shower baths

Three unidentified men are showering at a makeshift camp shower facilities.

ART23276

Figure study for "The Showers"

Study of a nude male waiting to shower.

ART23277

Mosquito net

unidentified male nude sleeping under a mosquito net

ART23278

Study for Showers

male nude studies; waiting to shower

ART23282

Thanksgiving service for peace

Royal Australian Air Force, No 1 Tactical Air Force Headquarters; campaign; Japanese tank trap along shore line

ART23285

Crowd outside a pub

A group of soldiers and sailors crowd under the verandah of a closed pub on Victory in Europe Day. There was no relaxation of the austerity regulations when news was received of the German surrender.

ART23289

Bonfire at King's Cross

Fires were started in garbage tins in the King's Cross area in celebration of the German surrender news early in the morning of the 9th May 1945. On the verso is a rough, incomplete pen and ink sketch of horse with two flags.

ART23290

Man o'war steps

Unidentified sailors are unloading barrels from small vessels at the Man o'war steps in Sydney Harbour.

ART23291

Mayor Of Manly speaking at service on VE Day

The Mayor of Manly addressing the gathering at a Service of Thanksgiving on the day celebrating Victory in Europe (VE Day), Manly, New South Wales.

ART23293

Domain crowd V-E day

'Domain crowd V-E Day' depicts a scene in the Domain in Sydney on 9 May 1945, jubilant crowds celebrating the early morning announcement of the surrender of Germany.

ART23294

The town after the bombardment

Portion of Labuan after the bombardment preceeding the landing on Labuan.

ART23295

Ruins, after the bombardment

Borneo campaign

ART23296

Buoys on the beach

Enormous buoys have washed up on a beach at Labuan. The buoys are almost twice the height of the soldier who walkd amongst them.

ART23300

Making the Strip

Unidentified personnel from the No 62 Works Supply Unit of the Royal Australian Air force are using earthmoving equipment, such as tractors, to build an airfield.

ART23302

LAC 'Curly' Bentley

A seated portrait of Leading Aircraftsman 'Curly' Bentley of the Royal Australian Air Force, possibly from the No 62 Works Supply Unit.

ART23303

Malay child

Depicts a young Malay child observed at Labuan in Borneo in a crouched pose. In 1942, Donald Friend enlisting with the AIF, and was posted as a gunner to the artillery unit near Albury. In 1945, Friend was selected for appointment as official war artist. He travelled to Morotai, Labuan and...

ART23304

Malay boy in the native compound

Depicts a portrait of unidentified Malay refugee, used as slaves, Labuan, North Borneo.

ART23307

Sinking a well by night

Personnel of 62 Works Wing of the Royal Australian Air Force sinking a well by night at Labuan in North Borneo.

ART23312

Sightseers in a Chinese Shrine

rest and recreation, temple; unidentified Australians in a Chinese shrine

ART23315

Malay type : John Timbang

2/3rd Anti-Aircraft Regiment; John Timbang, Malay rouseabout with 2/3 AA Bty, formerly forced labourer for Japanese

ART23316

Prisoner of war

Australian prisoner of war liberated from Japanese custody in Balikpapan, Borneo, August 1945. Friend shows the deteriorating physical condition of the men held prisoners of the Japanese after such a long period. They were in a bad state from fever, malnutrition, beri beri and general ill-treatment.

ART23320

Liberated POWs, Balikpapan

Two Australian prisoners of war liberated from Japanese custody in Balikpapan, Borneo, August 1945. Friend shows the deteriorating physical condition of the men held prisoners of the Japanese after such a long period. They were in a bad state from fever, malnutrition, beri beri and general...

ART23321

Demolitions, Balikpapan

Personnel from an unidentified Engineers unit are demolishing unsafe structures resulting from a bombardment prior to the landing of Australian forces in Borneo during the Second World War.

ART23347

Peace in our time

A statue of Peace with a dove in her right hand presides over a scene of disorder with scenes of armed robbery, people quarelling, drinking and generally lawless behaviour. A newly returned serviceman looks at the scene in bewilderment. The artist, Donald Friend served in the army before being...

ART23348

Desert camp

Depicts a group of soldiers around tents in the desert. It is likely that the subject of this work is Charters Towers camp in North Eastern Queensland. Friend travelled to Charters Towers camp in December 1943 at the end of his involvement with the anti-malarial experiment program. In early...

ART29770

Six studies on deck, Coral Sea

Depicts six small studies of individual men observed on the deck of the ship, from upper right; reclining man reading; below, seated man; rear of standing man; man resting on his back with arms behind his head; two men with packs on their back, standing looking over the edge of the rail on the deck.

ART93433

'Soldiers' (Negroes and Women)

In 1942, Donald Friend enlisting with the AIF, was posted as a gunner to the artillery unit near Albury. In 1945, Friend was selected for appointment as official war artist. He travelled to Morotai, Labuan and Balikpapan, recording sights which confronted him and drawing in particular on the...

ART92619

V.O.S. Officers' mess, Morotai

The tent being used as the Officer's Mess for the No 1 Australian Visitors and Observers Section at Morotai.

ART23220

Beach at Morotai

Depicts a group of unidentified Australian soldiers on beach using a civilian canoe, Halmacheras Islands, Netherlands, East Indies. In 1942, Donald Friend enlisting with the AIF, was posted as a gunner to the artillery unit near Albury. In 1945, Friend was selected for appointment as official war...

ART23221

Ball game practice at night at Morotai

Depicts a group of unidentified soldiers playing basketball at night, Morotai.

ART23222

Card game on an L.S.T. 936

Troops en route to a beach landing in a Landing Ship Tank (LST), relax at a game of cards.

ART23223

Loading the L.S.T., Morotai

loading Landing Ship Tank (LST) with supplies

ART23323

A.I.F. coming aboard

A unidentified soldier of the AIF loaded with with full kit embarking on a landing ship at Morotai to take part in landing operations on Labuan, North Borneo.

ART23326

A.I.F. coming aboard

A unidentified soldier of the AIF loaded with with full kit embarking on a landing ship at Morotai to take part in landing operations on Labuan, North Borneo.

ART23327

Spitfire of the 'Grey Nurse' squadron, Labuan

Air crew of the No 457 Squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force at work on a Supermarine Spitfire VIII. Nicknamed the 'Grey Nurse' Squadron, the nose of this Spitfire has been painted as the face of a shark, with menacing eyes and a gaping jaws lined with huge sharp teeth.

ART23346

The camp

A group of twelve men rest next to tents and a tree at an Australian Military training camp. The man on the far right holds a rifle. This painting seems to have come after a drawing by Friend, held in the Memorial's collection, called 'Desert camp' 1943 (ART29770). An entry from Friend's diary from...

ART94167

Japanese prisoners, Balikpapan

Depicts two Japanese prisoners sitting on the floor inside the fences of a Prisoner of war camp at Balikpapan.

ART22908

Gunner's canteen

'Gunner's Canteen' shows a group of Australian soldiers from the 2nd Artillery Training Regiment dressed in their khaki uniforms sitting outside the camp canteen. In the background are white tents (the soldiers' accommodation) and the bare hills of the Australian landscape. It is likely Friend...

ART94379

Javanese slaves in native compound sick ward

Depicts the emaciated natives of Java, shipped by the Japanese from that island during their occupation of Java, to Borneo. They were a tragic and pitiful spectacle when the Australian troops landed at Labuan in June 1945. They were starved to mere skeletons, ill with beri beri, many too weak to...

ART23229

Japanese dead from suicide raid

Donald Friend accompanied the Australian forces which landed on the island of Labuan, off the coast of Borneo, in June 1945. The first drawings Friend produced on Labuan depicted the devastated landscape, the troops and the native people. By late June he had made his first studies of the bodies...

ART22857

Crowds dancing, Kings Cross, Sydney

This is a highly personal response to the celebrations that Donald Friend witnessed in Kings Cross, Sydney, after the announcement on 8 May of Germany's unconditional surrender at the end of the Second World War. The over-riding impression is one of extraordinary energy and exuberance. The...

ART23203

Map reading at night

Depicts a group of men, reading a map at night. Towards the end of the Second World War there was pressure to commission a greater variety of artists for the official war art scheme. Friend was recommended by Sydney Ure Smith, who had published Gunner's diary, and Louis McCubbin, Director of the...

ART23913

War memorial in a country town

A war memorial in the centre of town features a soldier on a plinth, gallantly striding out. People stand around the memorial, some in uniform, while others look out from the balconies of nearby buildings. This work, which is referred to in Donald Friend's diaries, was painted by Friend for Major...

ART28129

Timeline

Date of birth 1915-02-06
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1942-06
Date of death 1989-08-17