Southwell, Don


Southwell, Don
Donald Edward Southwell
Donald E Southwell
Donald Southwell
D E Southwell
D Southwell


10 items. An oral history interview with Warrant Officer Donald Edward "Don" Southwell (b. 1924 - 2019, 423987 Royal Australian Air Force), documents including a navigation chart, and six photographs. He flew operations as a navigator with 463 and 467 Squadrons.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Don Southwell and catalogued by Barry Hunter.




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Southwell, DE

Collection Items

Lancasters in the snow
Three Lancasters in snow taken from a low angle. Two airmen are standing in front of the closest with their backs to the camera.

VE Day, Trafalgar Square
View over Trafalgar Square from upper-storey height full of people celebrating the end of the war in Europe. On the reverse 'VE Day Trafalgar Square 1945'

Navigation section RAF Waddington
A group of airmen and an airwoman arranged in a garden area in front of a hangar. On the reverse is handwritten 'Nav Section Waddington'.

28 airmen and an Anson
28 airmen arranged in two rows in front of an Anson. 25 airmen have trainee flashes. There is snow on the ground.

Don Southwell and crew
Six airmen in front of a Lancaster. On the reverse:
'The Crew Waddington'
'463 Squadron Don -2nd from right'
'(Missing Bill Morgan Bomb Aimer)'

Don Southwell in flying kit
Full length portrait of Don Southwell in flying kit. He is standing in front of a Wellington. On the reverse 'Myself Bruntingthorpe' and '29 OTU 1944'.

A navigation chart prepared for the operation to Tonsberg.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality copies are available.

A navigation log sheet for an operation to Tonsberg, Norway.

Don Southwell's RAAF Identity card
A card issued by the Royal Australian Air Force to Don Southwell. Includes photograph and description.

Interview with Don Southwell
Don Southwell grew up in Australia and worked for RKO Radio Pictures and as an Air Raid Precautions Warden before volunteering for the Royal Air Force. After training in Australia and Canada, he flew nine operations as a navigator with 463 Squadron…
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