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Loss of Aircraft File for Halifax III NA-240 Z5-V

Information has been sourced from the National Archives of Australia Series A11385, Item 3552009 with the Title ...... (quote):

"[No 462 Squadron] – Loss of Aircraft Halifax III "V" NA240 10/11 April 1945 – Captain Pilot Officer Ball, A. D."

Various documents have been quoted in full because the quality of the original digital copies precludes their reproduction here. (Comments & corrections are bracketed in italics.)

Many of the documents in this Loss of Aircraft File are also filed as copies in the Casualty Files of the RAAF members of the Crew:–
Pilot – Flying Officer Alfred Desmond John BALL, 427182 RAAF;
Navigator – Flight Sergeant Neil Vernon EVANS, 436113 RAAF;
Bomb Aimer Flying Officer Murray FRANK, 409532 RAAF;
Wireless Operator – Warrant Officer Ronald Reginald TAYLOR, 432346 RAAF;
Mid-Upper Gunner – Flight Sergeant John Mickle TAIT, 430788 RAAF;
Rear Gunner – Flight Sergeant Maxwell James HIBBERD, 435342 RAAF.

Most likely there would also be similar copies in the Service or Casualty Files of the RAF/RAFVR members of the Crew:–
Flight Engineer – Sergeant Frederick BROOKES 546437 RAF;
Special Duties Operator – Flying Officer John HEGGARTY 179888 (1238295) RAFVR.

There are 52 digitized pages of this Aircraft Loss File. The earliest dated entry (11 April 1945) is digitized as page 52 and the latest dated entry (19 September 1945) as page 4. Page 3 is the inside of the Cover Sheet, and page 2 is the File Cover Sheet. Page 1 is an archival Conservation Note. Pages 50 through to 27 are grouped by Crew Member's name. Pages 27 through to 4 relate to various members of the crew, but are not filed chronologically, nor are they matched to the Crew member. Where documents have already been transcribed onto the Crew member's web page, this is noted below, with links to their page. It is interesting to see the various ways that information about the crew was recorded on different documents.

Page 52/51 – 11 April 1945 10:30am, Cable Signal from 462 Squadron regarding loss of Halifax III NA240 Z5-V ............ (quoted with capitals, punctuation, spelling, format, and ranks as originally written.)
Page 51 .......

SIGNALS OFFICE, 11 APR 1945, RAF STATION FOULSHAM, SECRET
FROM: No. 462 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron.
TO: Air Ministry, Kingsway: No. 100 Group: Records Gloucester: H.Q. B.C.: 43 Group: RAAF Overseas Headquarters, Kingsway:
REPEATED: Senior Accountant: Officer Station Adjutant: C.T.O.: Committee of Adjustment:
P.51 11/4/45. ATTENTION ACCIDENTS & P.4. CASUALTIES. F.B. (A)
HALIFAX 111. (sic) NA.240 – Z5 – V. HERCULES XV1 PORT OUTER AC.65169/A311578
PORT INNER SS.4337/A.269793. STARBOARD INNER SS.2839/A.379819.
STARBOARD OUTER AC.65404/A.311813. (B) No. 462 (RAAF) SQUADRON.
(C) FAILED TO RETURN FROM OPERATIONS ON LEIPZIG, GERMANY, NIGHT 10th APRIL,
1945. (D) CAPTAIN AUS/427182 P/O Alfred Desmond John BALL, AIRBOMBER
F/O Murray FRANK, AUS/409532. NAVIGATOR AUS/436113 F/Sgt Neil Vernon
EVANS, WIRELESS OPERATOR AUS/432346 W/O Ronald Reginald TAYLOR,
REAR AIR GUNNER AUS/435342 F/Sgt Maxwell James HIBBERD, MID UPPER
AIR GUNNER AUS/430788 F/Sgt John Mickle TAIT, FLIGHT ENGINEER
546437 Sgt Frederick BROOKES, SPECIAL OPERATOR AIR GUNNER 179888 P/O
John HEGGARTY. (E) UNKNOWN, ALL MISSING. (F) 2 x 500 lb. G.P. BOMBS,
H.2.S. GEE. I.F.F. A.B.C. PIPE RACK, CARPET, FISHPOND. (G) UNKNOWN
FAILED TO RETURN FROM OPERATIONS. (H) UNKNOWN. (J) N/A. (K) FOLLOWING
KINFORMED. (sic) F/Sgt HIBBERD, BROTHER, AUS/425653 Noel Victor HIBBERD,
RAAF BASE P.O. KODAK HOUSE, KINSWAY, (sic) LONDON, W.C.2.

Page 52, continuation of the Cable Signal P.51 .......

Sgt BROOKES, NEXT OF KIN, WIFE MRS IRENE BROOKES, "ROSENDALE" BEDW BACH
LLANHARAN, GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES. BROTHER, MR HERBERT BROOKES, 5 CROWN
BANK, CRESCENT, TALKE-PITS, STOKE - 0N - TRENT, STAFFORD. P/O HEGGARTY
NEXT OF KIN, AUNT, MRS LOUISA MAY LEDGER, 19 CASTLE ROAD, WALLASEY,
CHESHIRE. FOLLOWING KINNOT. P/O BALL, FATHER, MR F.A.BALL, 43 BOURKE
STREET, LEEDERVILLE, PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. ALSO, FIANCEE, MISS
JENNIFER LITTLE, 362 ANZAC HIGHWAY, MORNINGTON, ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA.
F/O FRANK, WIFE, MRS RUTH CONSTANCE FRANK, 4 OWEN STREET, HALIFAX,
CANADA. ALSO, FATHER, MR W.C.FRANK, DALY STREET, DAYLESFORD, VICTORIA,
AUSTRALIA. F/Sgt. EVANS, FATHER, MR GEORGE VERNON EVANS, 15 ASHBURTON STREET,
VICTORIA PARK, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, ALSO FIANCEE, MISS JOY BELLE MARY RICHARDS,
"ROANAKE" BOX I, NARRIDY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA. W/O. TAYLOR, FATHER, MR JOHN
BENJAMIN TAYLOR, 38 DUDLEY STREET, PUNCHBOWL, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. F/Sgt.
HIBBERD, FATHER, MR. MAX HENRY HIBBERD, BROOKFIELD, S.W.21, BRISBANE,
QUEENSLAND, F/SGT TAIT, FATHER, MR GEORGE WILLIAM TAIT, 52 MARIBYRNENG (sic)
ROAD, MOONEE PONDS, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA.

Signature: Flight Lieutenant D.G.Highman, Adjutant, No. 462 Squadron, R.A.A.F. for S/LDR.
Rank: Officer Commanding, No. 462 (RAAF) Squadron.
Date-Time: 11. 1030.
Priority: IMMEDIATE
................ (end of quote)

Items (A) to (K) appear to follow a prescribed pattern –
(A) Missing aircraft with make, model, serial number and identification; and serial numbers of the four engines;
(B) Squadron which suffered loss;
(C) Operation, target and date;
(D) List of crew missing with aircraft by crew position, name, rank and service number;
(E) Whereabouts of crew?
(F) Bomb load and special equipment on board;
(G) ?
(H) ?
(J) ?
(K) Next-of-kin informed (those in the UK), followed by Next-of-kin not yet informed (those in Canada or Australia).
If anyone can clarify what the above items refer to, please make contact.

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Page 50 – Air Crew Arrival form for P/O John Heggarty, 179888 RAFVR, posted from 27 OTU to 462 Squadron Foulsham on 15 February 1945. (Transcription of this form located at Heggarty page, in chronological sequence.)
Page 49 – 11 April 1945 12:00, Signal from F/Lt D.G.Highman, Adjutant of 462 Squadron to Mrs Louisa May Ledger, 19 Castle Road, Wallasey, Cheshire, advising that her nephew John Heggarty was ‘Missing from Operations’ on night of 10 April 1945. (John's Aunt, recorded as next-of-kin).
Page 48 – 12 April 1945, Letter from Squadron Leader L.G.Scharer 462 Squadron to Mrs Louisa May Ledger, 19 Castle Road, Wallasey, Cheshire, confirming the prior telegram and providing more information.

Page 47 – Air Crew Arrival form for Sgt Frederick Brookes 546437 RAF, posted from 1652 HCU Marston Moor to 462 Squadron Foulsham. (Transcription of this form located at Brookes page, in chronological sequence.)
Page 46 – 11 April 1945 11:45am, Signal from F/Lt D.G.Highman, Adjutant of 462 Squadron to Mrs Irene Brookes, "Rosendale", Bedw Bach, Llanharan, Glamorgan, Wales, advising that her husband was Missing from Operations on night of 10 April 1945. (Fred's Wife, recorded as next-of-kin.)
Page 45 – 11 April 1945 11:45am, Signal from F/Lt D.G.Highman, Adjutant of 462 Squadron to Mr Herbert Brookes, 5 Crown Bank Crescent, Talke-Pits, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, advising that his brother was Missing from Operations on night of 10 April 1945. (Fred's Brother, recorded as additional person to be informed of casualty.)
Page 44 – 11 April 1945, Letter from Squadron Leader L.G.Scharer 462 Squadron to Mrs Irene Brookes, "Rosendale", Bedw Bach, Glamorgan, Sth Wales, confirming the telegram and providing more information.
Page 43 – 12 April 1945, Letter from Squadron Leader L.G.Scharer 462 Squadron to Mr Herbert Brookes, 5 Crown Bank Crescent, Talke-Pits, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, confirming the telegram and providing more information.

Page 42 – Air Crew Arrival form for F/Sgt John Mickle TAIT, 430788 RAAF, posted from 1652 HCU Marston Moor to 462 Squadron Foulsham on 16 February 1945. (Transcription of this form located at Tait page, in chronological sequence.)
Page 41 – 14 April 1945, Letter from Squadron Leader L.G.Scharer 462 Squadron to Mr G.W. Tait, 52 Maribyrnong Road, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
(John's Father, George William Tait, recorded as next-of-kin.) (Transcription of this letter located at Tait page, in chronological sequence.)

Page 40 Air Crew Arrival form for F/Sgt Maxwell James HIBBERD, 435342 RAAF, from 1652 HCU Marston Moor to 462 Squadron Foulsham. (Transcription of this form located at Hibberd page, in chronological sequence.)
Page 39 – 11 April 1945 12:00, Signal from F/Lt D.G.Highman, Adjutant of 462 Squadron to AUS/425653 Noel Victor Hibberd, RAAF Base P.O., Kodak House, Kingsway, London, advising that his brother was Missing from Operations on night of 10 April 1945. (Max's Brother, recorded as additional person to be informed of casualty.)
Page 38 – 12 April 1945, Letter from Squadron Leader L.G.Scharer 462 Squadron to 425653 Noel V. Hibberd, RAAF Base PO, Kodak house, Kingsway, London, confirming the telegram and providing more information.
Page 37 – 14 April 1945, Letter from Squadron Leader L.G.Scharer 462 Squadron to Mr M.H. Hibberd, Brookfield, SW2, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, confirming an Australian Air Board telegram advising that his son was Missing from Operations on night of 10 April 1945, and providing more information. (Max's Father, Max Henry Hibberd, recorded as next-of-kin.)

Page 36 – Air Crew Arrival form for W/O Ronald Reginald TAYLOR, 432346 RAAF, posted from 1652 HCU Marston Moor to 462 Squadron Foulsham on 16 February 1945. (Transcription of this form located at Taylor page, in chronological sequence.)
Page 35 – 14 April 1945, Letter from Squadron Leader L.G.Scharer 462 Squadron to Mr J.B. Taylor, 38 Dudley Street, Punchbowl, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. (Ron's Father, John Benjamin Taylor, recorded as next-of-kin.) (Transcription of this letter located at Taylor page, in chronological sequence.)

Page 34 – Air Crew Arrival form for F/Sgt Neil Vernon EVANS, 436113 RAAF, posted from 1652 HCU Marston Moor to 462 Squadron Foulsham on 16 February 1945. (Transcription of this form located at Evans page, in chronological sequence.)
Page 33 – 14 April 1945, Letter from Squadron Leader L.G.Scharer 462 Squadron to Mr G.V. Evans, 15 Ashburton Street, Victoria Park, West Australia, confirming an Australian Air Board telegram advising that his son was Missing from Operations on night of 10 April 1945, and providing more information. (Neil's Father, George Vernon Evans, recorded as next-of-kin.) (Transcription of this letter located at Evans page, in chronological sequence.)

Page 32 – Air Crew Arrival form for F/O Murray FRANK, 409532 RAAF, posted from 1652 HCU Marston Moor to 462 Squadron Foulsham on 16 February 1945. (Transcription of this form located at Frank page, in chronological sequence.)
Page 31 – 14 April 1945, Letter from Squadron Leader L.G.Scharer 462 Squadron to Mrs R.C. Frank, 4 Owen Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, confirming an RAAF Overseas HQ telegram advising that her husband was Missing from Operations on night of 10 April 1945, and providing more information. (Murray's Wife, Ruth Constance Frank, recorded as next-of-kin.) (Transcription of this letter located at Frank page, in chronological sequence.)
Page 30 – 14 April 1945, Letter from Squadron Leader L.G.Scharer 462 Squadron to Mr William C. Frank, Daly street, Daylesford, Victoria, Australia, confirming an Australian Air Board telegram advising that his son was Missing from Operations on night of 10 April 1945, and providing more information. (Murray's Father, William Casper Frank, recorded as additional person to be informed of casualty.) (Transcription of this letter located at Frank page, in chronological sequence.)

Page 29 – Air Crew Arrival form for P/O Alfred Desmond John BALL, 427182 RAAF, posted from 1652 HCU Marston Moor to 462 Squadron Foulsham on 16 February 1945, but form dated as 6 March 1945 after taking Privilege Leave. (Transcription of this form located at Ball page, in chronological sequence.)
Page 28 – 12 April 1945, Letter from Squadron Leader L.G.Scharer 462 Squadron to Miss Jennifer Little, 362 Anzac Highway, Mornington, Adelaide South Australia, confirming an Australian Air Board telegram advising that her Fiancé was Missing from Operations on night of 10 April 1945, and providing more information. (Alf's Fiancée, recorded as additional person to be informed of casualty.)
Page 27 – 12 April 1945, Letter from Squadron Leader L.G.Scharer 462 Squadron to Mr Frederick A. Ball, 43 Bourke Street, Leederville, Perth, West Australia, confirming an Australian Air Board telegram advising that his son was Missing from Operations on night of 10 April 1945, and providing more information. (Alf's Father, Frederick Arthur Ball, recorded as recorded as next-of-kin.) (Transcription of this letter located at Ball page, in chronological sequence.)

Page 26 – 11 April 1945, Letter from Squadron Leader L.G. Scharer 462 Squadron to The under Secretary of State, Air Ministry, (P.4.Cas.), London. (Confirms cable of the same date, page 52/51 listed previously.) ......... (quoted with capitals, punctuation, spelling, format, and ranks as originally written. ' Liepzig' should be Leipzig.)

11 April, 1945.
Reference:– 462S/C.1714/18/P1.
The under Secretary of State,
Air Ministry, (P.4.Cas.)
73-77 Oxford Street,
London W.1.
Copy:- R.A.F. Station, Foulsham.

Sir,

I have the honour to refer to signal P.51 dated 11th
April, 1945 originated by this Unit.

Halifax 111, aircraft No. NA.240, captained and flown
by P/O A.D.J.Ball was detailed for a protective patrol on
Liepzig (sic) on the night of the 10th April, 1945.

The aircraft took off at 1910 hours carrying 7,000
rounds of .303 ammunition, 2 x 500 lb MK.4 G.P.Bombs.

It also carried 2460 gallons of fuel which allowed
for 10 hours flying time. It has not been heard of since.

The crew consisted of:–

P/O
A.D.J.Ball
(AUS.427182)
Pilot.
F/O
M.Frank
(AUS.409532)
Air Bomber.
F/S
Evans N.V.
(AUS.436113)
Navigator.
W/O
Taylor R.R.
(AUS.432346)
W.Op. (Air).
F/S
Hibberd M.J.
(AUS.435342)
R.Air Gunner.
F/S
Tait J.M.
(AUS.430788)
MU.Air Gunner.
Sgt
Brookes F.
( 546437 )
Flight Engineer.
P/O
J.Heggarty.
( 179888 )
Spec Operator. A/G.

 

 

 

 

I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your Obedient Servant,
L.G. Scharer, S/L (handwritten signature)
Officer Commanding,
No. 462 (RAAF) Squadron,
R.A.F. Station, Foulsham.
................ (end of quote)

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Page 25 – 22 April 1945, Letter from Herbert Brookes to 462 Squadron, acknowledging advice of his brother Frederick's failure to return from operations.

Page 24 – 2 May 1945, typed copy of letter from LACW M. Brooksbank of RAF Heslington, York, to 462 Squadron, requesting home address of F/O Ball. (Transcription of this letter located at Ball page, in chronological sequence.)
Page 23 – 10 May 1945, letter from Wing Commander P.M. Paull 462 Squadron to LACW M. Brooksbank, refusing information but advising that her letter had been forwarded to RAAF Overseas Headquarters London for action. (Transcription of this letter located at Ball page, in chronological sequence.)
Page 22 – 10 May 1945, memo from F/Lt D.G.Highman, Adjutant of 462 Squadron to Air Officer Commanding, RAAF Overseas Headquarters forwarded with the original letter from LACW Brooksbank, for action. (Transcription of this memo located at Ball page, in chronological sequence.)

Page 21 – undated copy (after 16 May but before 31 May 1945) of cable from G.W. Tait to S/L Scharer requesting any information about his son F/Sgt John Tait from ex-PoW F/Sgt M.J.Hibberd. (Transcription of this cable located at Tait page, in chronological sequence.)
Page 20 – 31 May 1945, memo from F/Lt D.G.Highman, Adjutant of 462 Squadron to Air Officer Commanding, RAAF Overseas Headquarters forwarded with the cable from G.W. Tait, for action.

Pages 19/18 – 22 May 1945, Aerogramme letter (both sides of sheet) from Mrs F.A. Ball to Squadron Leader L.G Scharer, acknowledging his letter, and requesting more information about her son Alf. (Transcription of this letter located at Ball page, in chronological sequence.)

Page 17 – 3 June 1945, typed copy of letter from Ruby Stephens to 462 Squadron, requesting information about her cousin F/Sgt N.V. Evans. (Transcription of this and the following letters, pages 16 to 7, are all located at Evans page in chronological sequence.)
Page 16 – 5 June 1945, letter from F/Lt D.G.Highman, 462 Squadron to Miss Stephens, refusing information but advising that her letter had been forwarded to RAAF Overseas Headquarters London for action.
Page 15 – 5 June 1945, memo from F/Lt D.G.Highman, 462 Squadron to Air Officer Commanding, RAAF Overseas Headquarters forwarded with the original letter from Miss R. Stephens, for action.
Page 14 – 4 June 1945, typed copy of letter from Miss J.M. Selvey to 462 Squadron, requesting information about F/Sgt N.V. Evans.
Page 13 – 7 June 1945, letter from F/Lt D.G.Highman, 462 Squadron to Miss J.M. Selvey, advising that her letter had been forwarded to RAAF Overseas Headquarters London for action.
Page 12 – 7 June 1945, memo from F/Lt D.G.Highman, 462 Squadron to Air Officer Commanding, RAAF Overseas Headquarters forwarded with the original letter from Miss J.M. Selvey, for action.
Page 11 – 6 June 1945, typed copy of letter from Ruby Stephens to 462 Squadron, requesting further information about her cousin F/Sgt N.V. Evans.
Page 10 – 9 June 1945, typed copy of letter from Miss J.M. Selvey to 462 Squadron, requesting further information about F/Sgt N.V. Evans.
Page 9 – 15 June 1945, unsigned copy of memo from Officer Commanding 462 Squadron to Miss R. Stephens, refusing information but advising that her letter had been forwarded to RAAF Overseas Headquarters London for action.
Page 8 – 15 June 1945, unsigned copy of memo from Officer Commanding 462 Squadron to Miss J.M. Selvey, refusing information but advising that her letter had been forwarded to RAAF Overseas Headquarters London for action.
Page 7 – 15 June 1945, memo from F/Lt D.G.Highman, 462 Squadron to Air Officer Commanding, RAAF Overseas Headquarters forwarded with the original letters from Miss R. Stephens and Miss J.M. Selvey, for action.
(Transcription of the above letters, pages 17 to 7, are all located at Evans page in chronological sequence.)

Page 6/5 – 11 June 1945, air letter (both sides of sheet) from Miss Jennifer Little to Squadron Leader L.G Scharer, acknowledging his letter, and requesting more information about her fiancé Alf Ball. (Transcription of this letter located at Ball page, in chronological sequence.)

Page 4 – 19 September 1945, letter from F/Lt D.G. Highman, 462 Squadron to The Under Secretary of State, Air Ministry (Archives), Hayes, Middlesex, which accompanied the logbooks of the seven missing members of the crew of Halifax III NA240. ......... (quoted with capitals, punctuation, spelling, format, and ranks as originally written. Frank's Service Number should be 409532.)

19 September, 1945.
Reference:- 462S/C.1714/18/P1.
The Under Secretary of State,
Air Ministry, (Archives),
Nostle Avenue, Hayes,
Middlesex.
Copy:- R.A.F. Station, Foulsham.

Sir,

I have the honour to refer to the flying
accident on the night of the 10th April, 1945 in which Halifax
III aircraft serial number NA.240 was reported missing and to
enclose flying log books in respect of the undermentioned
members of its crew.

F/O
A.D.
Ball
(AUS/427182)
Pilot.
F/O
M.
Frank
(AUS/409523) (sic)
A/B. (2).
F/S
N.V.
Evans
(AUS/436113)
Nav.
W/O
R.R.
Taylor
(AUS/432346)
W.Op. (Air).
F/S
J.M.
Tait
(AUS/430788)
A/G.
Sgt
F.
Brookes
( 546437)
F/Eng.
P/O
J.
Heggarty
( 179888)
A/G. Spec Operator.

 

 

 


I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your Obedient Servant,
D.G.H. (handwritten initials of D.G.Highman)
Officer Commanding,
No. 462 (RAAF) Squadron,
R.A.F. Station, Foulsham.
................ (end of quote)

(Survivor and ex-PoW Rear Air Gunner F/Sgt M.J.Hibberd (Aus/435342) had reclaimed his log book, which is still with his family.)

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Page 3 – undated handwritten list of the crew, listing name rank service number and crew position. The annotation "Safe U.K." beside the name of Rear Gunner F/Sgt M.J.Hibberd A.435342, had been added sometime after his return as ex-PoW to the UK on 11 May 1945. ...... (quoted with capitals, punctuatIon, spelling, format, and ranks as originally written. Tait's Service Number should be 430788.)


Captain

A.427182
P/O A.D.J. Ball




Air Bomber
A.409532
F/O M. Frank
 

Navigator
A.436113
F/S N.V. Evans
 

Wireless Op
A.432346
W/O R.R. Taylor
 

Rear Gunner
A.435342
F/S M.J. Hibberd

Safe U.K.

Mid Upper Gnr
A.450788 (sic)
F/S J.M. Tait
 

Flt Engineer
546437
Sgt Brookes F
 

Spec Operator A.G.)
179888
P/O J.Heggarty
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Ring F/L Gale (4 grp)
................ (end of quote)
(It is not known if this last handwritten note under the crew list to ring F/L Gale is relevant to this file. 4 grp may be 4 grh – it is almost illegible.)

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Page 2 – Aircraft Loss File title page .......... ................ (quote)

R.A.F. Form 2009, marked ROYAL AIR FORCE. CONFIDENTIAL.
File Number: 462S/1714/18/P1
Date of Opening: 11 April 1945
UNIT OR BRANCH: No. 462 (RAAF) Squadron
SUBJECT: "Loss of Aircraft Halifax – III – "V" – NA240, 10/11th April 1945 – Captain P/O A.D. Ball", with the comment "See inside of cover for details of crew" (i.e. the handwritten list on page 3, as shown above.) The sheet lists "Min. or Enc." by number; the date; initials of sender (names not identifiable, but several may be that of the Adjutant D.G. Highman); and "Referred to" – either the Adj. (Adjutant) or OC (Officer Commanding).
................ (end of quote)

Page 1 – Conservation Note from Preservation Section of National Archives of Australia, regarding damage caused by acidic by-products of the poor quality WWII papers, and damage caused by rusty paper clips.

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