Goodwin, Wal


Goodwin, Wal
Walter James Goodwin
W J Goodwin


Seven items. An oral history interview with Walter Goodwin (b. 1921, 419914 Royal Australian Air Force) as well as his log book, a story about visit to Cape Town, certificates, flying operation guide for Haverfordwest and photographs. He flew as a pilot with 463 Squadron.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Walter Goodwin and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.




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Goodwin, WJ

Collection Items

RAAF pilot
Head and shoulders portrait of an officer wearing tunic with pilot's brevet and peaked cap.

Certificate from Montrose welcome home committee
To Walter Goodwin in recognition of service in second world war.

Walter Goodwin officer's certificate of service
Details of service in the Royal Australian Air Force as officer from 13 March 1945 until 22 January 1946.

Flying control - Haverfordwest
List of do's and don'ts for flying operations at Haverfordwest as well as a list of lamp signals and a map of the airfield with runways and dispersals marked.

Australia will be there
Story of adventure on a troopship ship and not being allowed ashore but then jumping ship.

Walter Goodwin’s pilots flying log book
Pilots flying log book for W J Goodwin, covering the period from 17 January 1943 to 3 September 1945. Detailing his flying training and post war duties with 463 squadron. He was stationed at RAAF Narrandera, RAAF Point Cook, RAF Clyffe Pypard, RAF…

Interview with Wal Goodwin
Wal Goodwin grew up near Melbourne, was conscripted in the Australian Army but was discharged due to his father’s reserved farming occupation. He later volunteered for the Australian Air Force and received his initial training of meteorology, Morse…
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