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Papers, 1925-1959 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2264998
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Affleck, Arthur Herbert, 1903-1966
 
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Description 1925-1959 
5 cm. (4 folders) 
Summary

4 log books kept by Affleck from 23/7/1925-2/4/1946 which include flights for the Royal Flying Doctor Service; book of newscuttings and photos undated; some loose newscuttings and several articles about Affleck. 2 letters dated 20/12/1935 and 13/2/1959 written to him.

Biography/History

Arthur Herbert Affleck was born in Victoria in 1903. He gained his wings in the R.A.A.F. in 1924 and during his flying career was pilot for Qantas Airways Limited, Pacific Aerial Transport Ltd and others. He was the first pilot in the Flying Doctor Service when it started in 1928. He was Superintendent of Flying Operations in the N.S.W. region and in December 1959 was appointed Regional Director of Civil Aviation for Papua New Guinea from which position he retired in 1963. He wrote "The wandering years", an account of the development of Australian commercial aviation. He died 13/9/1966.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 1940.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list (2 p.) available. 
Subjects Affleck, Arthur Herbert, - 1903-1966 - Archives.  |  Royal Flying Doctor Service.  |  Qantas Airways.  |  Air pilots - Australia - Archives.  |  Aeronautics - Australia.  |  Aeronautics in medicine - Australia.
Time Coverage 1925-1959 
Occupation Aviators.  |  Aircraft pilots.

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