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Memorabilia

Memorabilia

CARGO by Lin Stacy. Lin has donated her story of the reminiscences of an unknown Australian soldier who was serving in New Guinea in 1943. He is relating his experiences loading the C47 Skytrain military transport aircraft. Click here to read his candid story.

Photocopy of log book page, September 1945. show photo
I have no information on the owner of this logbook. Any information would be welcome. 
The logbook shows him as Flight Engineer on Liberators A72-78, A72-168, A72-108 and A72-84, Captained by S/L Larkin. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 19. 

WE WENT TO WAR 
Three page listing of books pertaining to the 380th Bomb Group and the B-24 Liberator. 
Page one:-show photo
Page two:-show photo
Page three:-show photo
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 19. 

Australian Defence Force. 
Badges of rank and special Insignia. 
A3 Poster. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 19. 

Red two-hole binder containing some copies of photos including some of A72-67. 
Also personell listing for 24 Squadron, undated. 
From Tom & Irene Cleary. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 19. 

Liberator Lore. 
Air Museum Journal - Vol 1. 
Contains copies of pages from parts book. 
From Lindsay J. Peet. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 19. 

The Mighty Eighth. 
War Manual 
Book by Roger A. Freeman. 
Published 1984 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 19. 

Corunna Downs. 
The Invisible WW2 Airfield 
Book by Antonio Cafarella. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 17. 

The Spirit of Aircrew. 
The Experiences of World war II Aircrews. 
Told by the men themselves. 
Published by the Sydney Region Aircrew Group. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 17. 

Middleton VC. 
The life of Pilot Officer Rawdon Hume Middleton V.C. of the Royal Air Force as remembered by his friends and colleages. 
Book by Stuart Bill. 
Published 1991 ISBN 0 646 00337 2 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 17. 

Iron Range Airbase. 
Description of a book by Michael D. Musumeci. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 17. 

Wings. 
Magazine. Vol 4 No 3. November 14th, 1944. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 17. 

Printout of tape interview with Major Francis Seale, USAF Fifth Air Force, Southwestern Pacific. 
World War II Oral History Project, 20th July 2000. 
Location:- Library Cabinet Box 17. 

Colour poster of US B24 252534 'Witchcraft'. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 top shelf. 

Tocumwal ground plan. 
A2 sheet rolled up. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 top shelf. 

Six coloured photographs of planes manufactured by Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation. 
Manilla folder. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 top shelf. 

Instructions for American Servicemen in Australia 1942. 
Reprint of 1942 original. 
ISBN 978 0 670 07131 9 
Published 2007 by Penguin. 
Location:- On Display. 

The Golden Years 
The Royal Australian Air Force 1921-1971 
Published 1971 by Australian Government Publishing Service. 
Two copies, one hardback, one softback. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 17. 

Tocumwal to Tarakan. 
Australians and the Consolidated B-24 Liberator. 
ISBN 1 875593 04 7 
Published 1994 by Banner Books. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 17. Donated by Russell Rogers. 

The Best in the Southwest. 
The 380th Bomb Group in World War II. 
ISBN 0 9645959 0 7 
Published 1995 by Mosie Publications. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 17. Donated by Russell Rogers. 

B-24 Liberator Squadrons Association of Australia Newsletter. 
April 1990 
January 1991 
January 1992 
14th April 1992. Covers the wing reclamation from the Ramu Valley. 
June 1992 
August 1992 
January 1993 
August 1993, front page only. 
October 1993 
July 1994 
November 1994 
February 1995 
September 1995 
May 1995 
October 1993 
July 1994 
November 1994 
February 1995 
May 1995 
September 1995, two copies. 
February 1996 
September 1996 
November 1996 
June 1997 
June 1998 
September 1998 
March 1999, two copies. 
December 1999 
March 2000 
September 2000, two copies. 
(Illegible) 2000 
December 2000, Covers the Dedication Ceromony of A72-176 at Werribee. 
March 2001, two copies. 
July 2001, two copies. 
December 2001, two copies. 
March 2002 
June 2002, two copies. 
September 2002 
December 2002 
March 2003, two copies. 
June 2003 
December 2003 
June 2004 
September 2004, three copies. 
June 2005 
September 2005 
April 2006 (Final Issue), two copies. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5. 

B-23 Squadron Association (QLD) RAAF Newsletter. 
Vol 4 No1 March 1995 
Vol 4 No2 September 1995 
Vol 5 No1 April 1996 
Vol 7 No1 & 2 June 1997 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5. 

The Rolls-Royce Magazine, December 1986. 
The Rolls-Royce Magazine, March 1987. 
The Rolls-Royce Magazine, December 1988. 
The Rolls-Royce Magazine, December 1989. 
The Rolls-Royce Magazine, September 1990. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5. 

The Leyburn Story. 
Two loose pages in plastic cover. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 16. 

Willow Run assembly room and article. 
Location:- Photo Cabinet Folder W. 

Instructions to Aircrew. 
Notes on Living and Travelling in New Guinea, Papua and New Britain. 
Published by the Directorate Headquarters, Allied Air Forces, South West Pacific Area. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 3. 

Elementary Malay. 
Prepared as a Guide for R.A.A.F. Personnel. 
RAAF Publication No. 513, August 1944. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 3. 

Extract of page from 'Pix' magazine 
showing nose of B-24 and WAAAF armourers. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 4. 

Interior of A72-176 at Moe. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 4. 

Shell Aviation News. 
Issues 152, 153, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161. 
Not dated, but early 1950s. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 16. 

QANTAS World Airways Map. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 14. 

Part of our Avalon display. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 4. 

Aerial colour photo of Tocumwal airfield. 
Photo Cabinet folder T. 

Liberator Lore 
Air Museum Journal 
Serial No. ? 
Date Published:- ? Vol. 4 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 10 

Echelon 
12 copies of a magazine. 
Serial No. ? 
Date Published:- Sept-Oct 1979 - Nov-Dec 1980 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 10 

B-24 HISTORICAL PHOTOS AND 
DIAMOND 'LIL RECORDS 
Serial No. ? 
Date Published:- 1998 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 2 

58TH BOMB WING ASSOCIATION 
HISTORICAL RECORD 
Serial No. ? 
Date Published:- ? 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 2 

WE WENT TO WAR 
PART I: A WWII WARTIME ROSTER OF THE 380TH BOMB GROUP(H) 
By THEODORE J. WILLIAMS AND BARBARA J. GOTHAM 
Serial No. Version 2.0 
Date Published:- 1998 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 3 (2 Copies) 

WE WENT TO WAR 
PART II: A ROSTER OF THE FLIGHT CREWS OF THE 380TH BOMB GROUP(H) 
By THEODORE J. WILLIAMS AND BARBARA J. GOTHAM 
Serial No. Version 2.0 
Date Published:- 1998 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 3 (2 Copies) 

WE WENT TO WAR 
PART III: OUR BROTHERS-IN-ARMS 
MEMBERS OF THE RAAF LIBERATOR SQUADRONS OF AUSTRALIA 
WHO SERVED DIRECTLY WITH THE 380TH BOMB GROUP (H) 
By THEODORE J. WILLIAMS AND BARBARA J. GOTHAM 
Serial No. Version 2.0 
Date Published:- 1998 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 3 (4 Copies) 

NEW BRITAIN REVISITED 
By GEORGE ROBERTSON 
Serial No. ? 
Date Published:- September 1998 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 2 

No. 8 SQUADRON RAF, May 1945 to October 1945, SEAC 
Transcription of records from the National Archives, Kew, England 
Serial No. Air27/119 
Date Published:- ? 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 3 

THE SINKING AND SALVAGE OF U-BOAT U5354 
From Ernest Collett 
Serial No. NA 
Date Published:- NA 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 3 

Territory of New Guinea 
ANTHROPOLOGICAL REPORTS Nos. 1 and 2 
Serial No. 
Date Published:- ? 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 3 

ARTICLE ON THE B-24 LIBERATOR 
By Joe Baugher 
Loose Pages in an Envelope 
Serial No. NA 
Date Published:- 6/30/1998 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 3 

Drawings of our airfield 
By John Temby 
For open day and fly-in 
Serial No. NA 
Date Published:- 1995? 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 4 

Photos of the Open Day Fly In 
Date:- 1995? 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 4 

Northern Territory 
Commemorative 
WWII Sites Map 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 4 

The Day Destiny Struck 
Commemorative edition of 'The Australian' newspaper 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 4 

R.A.F. Badges 
Booklet of cigarette cards 
By John Player and Sons. 
1937 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 4 

Crew in front of a B-24. No information. 
Location:- Photo Cabinet Folder C 

RAAF men at a bush camp. No information. 
Location:- Photo Cabinet Folder B 

Photocopy of Record Card for DH Tiger Moth A17-268. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5. 

21 Squadron Association Newsletter. March 1987. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5. 

21 Squadron Association Newsletter. January 1991. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5. 

21 Squadron Association Newsletter. July 1989. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5. 

Laminated article on Willow Run. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5. 

21 Squadron Liberator reunion. April 20th 2000. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5. 

21 Squadron Liberator reunion. 1990. Packet of flyers. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5. 

Willow Run and the Arsenal of Democracy. 
Five page history of Willow Run. 
Article from the Detroit News. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5. 

Briefing. The journal of the International B-24 Liberator Club. 
23 copies from Fall 1987 to Summer 2003. Some issues missing. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5. 

Design Details of the Liberator B-24J part 1. Plastic sleeve of zeroxed sheets. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5. 

RAAF No. 7 O.T.U. Tocumwal. By J.A. Lever. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5. 

The Story of the 466th Bombardment Group. (H). By Barkev A. Hovsepian. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5. 

Flying Circus. The History of the 380th Bomb Group, including copies of official mission documents from the U.S. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Also including a section on 380th bomb Group australian Operations. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 9 

Flying Circus. The newsletter of the 380th Bomb Group. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5. 

Laminated single-page extract from an article on Willow Run. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5. 

TEE EMM (training Manual). 
Issued by the Department of the Air Member for Training, Air Ministry, London 
27 copies from April 1941 to Christmas and New Year 1943. Some missing. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5. 

AIRCRAFT W/T LOG BOOK. 
RAAF Form A. 72 (revised August, 1942) 
Original and unused. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5. 

Contact - Newsletter of the RAAF Association 
Vol 47 No. 1 - Autumn 1992 
No. 10 - December 1997 
No. 13 - September 1998 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5 

Anatomy of a Liberator 
Howard Levy scrutinises the Collings Foundation superb B-24J 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5 

Extract from Flight Manual 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 5 

Extract from 21 Squadron Operations Record Book 
Two yellow ring binders 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 9 

Fifty Years of Achievment 
History of RAAF Officer's Mess Melbourne 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 9 

Provisional International Civil Aviation Organization 
Recommendations for Standards, Practices and procedures 
Rules of the Air and Air Traffic Control 
Serial No:- Doc. 2010 RAC/104 
Published in canada, February 1946 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 9 

Undated memo from Air Commodore S.R.W. Sherger regarding two Mosquito take-off accidents. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 9 Ring-Binder labelled 'technical orders 1' 

Undated Assesment of Aircrew Personnel 
Heavy Bomber Aircraft 
Original and re-typed copy 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 9 Ring-Binder labelled 'technical orders 1' 

Engine Log Book 
R1830/65A Pratt and Whitney No. 444035 
Port inner engine for A72-78 
RAAF form E/E. 44C. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 10 

Ring Binder labelled ' B-24 various notes, items and articles. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 11 

Ring Binder of photos labelled 'B-17 nine-O-nine' 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 11 

Poster set of six sheets. Australian Military Aircraft. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 

'Legends of the Liberator'. 
Ring Binder of laminated sheets. 
Reproductions of display at the 5oth Anniversary Celebration of the B-24 Liberator and its Reunion Groups held at Fort Worth , Texas in May 1989. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 

Box of videotapes:- 
History of our fuselage from Ed Crabtree. 
How to fly the B-24D. 
B-24 Liberator. 
Documentary on Memphis Belle. 
Private battles, fading tales. 
Diamond Lil in Britain, 1992. 
Auatralian Story, 'Rise of the Pheonix' 
21 Sqd. reunion interviews, 17/11/1996 
Fund raiser - second dub - poor quality. 
Just Jane NX611 Lancaster, Lincolnshire, England. 
Canadian DC-3 found in Burma.Liberator footage ex Australian Story. 
retrieval of the wing in P.N.G., 1992. 
Just tryin' to Stay Alive. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 

'Flying' magazine from October 1945. Cover and first eight pages missing. 
Profile and cutaway drawing of the Liberator, page 50. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 14 

'Thr Aeroplane' magazine from March 17th 1944. Cover missing. 
Article on ferrying Liberators across the North Atlantic, page 299. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 14 

'What Happened to Beautiful Betsy'. 
Extract from unknown magazine. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 14 

'WWII - 60th Anniversary Series' 
Complete 13 part set published by The Australian newspaper. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 14 

four pages of photocopies in plastic sleeve, all too poor a quality to be scanned. 
Includes photo of F/L Frank Sismey and crew of A72-160 taken a few days before they perished in a crash at Truscott. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 14 

Manilla folder labelled 'Consolidated Model 32 B-24 Liberator'. 
Contains four booklets on Lockheed Hudson squadrons, the bombing of Darwin, operations North of Darwin and photocopies of historic newspaper articles.. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 14 

Four ring binders labelled 'RAAF (one) throught to RAAF (four)'. 
Covers RAAF involvment with small boats, crash boats and small cargo ships and lighters. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 15 

Ring binder labelled 'Aircraft visiting, etc. Laverton and Bases'. 
Contains many newspaper cuttings and photocopies of official correspondence regarding aircraft, mainly at Point Cook or Laverton. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 15 

1982 calendar, Aviation in the Beginning. 
1993 calendar, Flight International. 
1995 calendar, Ghost Warbirds. 
1989 calendar, Warbirds Classics. 
1985 calendar, RAAF Museum. 
Air Force Safety calendars, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1984 (two copies), 1985, 1986, 
1983 calendar, Epic Flights in Australian aviation. 
Large Photo:- Cessna Bird Dog - A98-336. 
Large Photo:- Daussalt Mirage - A3-15. 
Large Photo:- Boeing 707 
Large Photo:- McDonnell-Douglas F-111. 
Large 3-view blueprint style drawing. B24D Liberator.. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Top Shelf 

Issue of 'The Herald', August 15th 1945 covering the Japanese surrender. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 17. 

Scale drawing of B-24 Liberator. Donated by Trevor Martin. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 17. 

Two-ring black binder labeled 24 Sqdr. Newsletters. 1986 - September 2008. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 17. 

AEROPLANES IN DETAIL. 
From the original drawings by J.H. Clark 
Folder of A3 pages 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Top Shelf 

BACKGROUND BRIEFING. 
Transcript of ABC Radio broadcast. 3rd February, 2008. 
Article about war graves, aircraft wrecks and the salvage and trade of parts from them. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 17 

SIGHT REDUCTION TABLES FOR AIR NAVIGATION 
(Selected Stars Epoch 1975) 
Serial No:- H.O. Pub No 249 Vol 1 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 18 

IMPACT Confidential 
Magazine for confidential USAAF Squadron use. 
Published by the Office of the Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Intelligence, Washington D.C. 
Serial No:- Vol 3, No.2, February 1945 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 18 

Two sketch books of aircraft cutaway drawings 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 18 

Map showing location of aircraft crashes in South-East Victoria, Australia. 
Location:- Property of Nat Eichler 

Article about the Darwin Defenders and a description of Corunna Downs airfield. 
From John Dorsett 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Box 17 

Fifteen prints of paintings by Sir William Dargie. 
From the Balwyn R.S.L. 
Location:- Library Cabinet B2 Top Shelf in large envelope labelled 'Sir William Dargie prints".

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