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Papers of Charles Whiting, 1933-1987 [manuscript]
Bib ID 435847
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Whiting, John Charles, 1917-1992
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1933-1987] 
42 cm. (3 boxes) + 1 folio item. 
Summary

The collection mainly includes log books, photographs and other material relating to Whiting's war service with the RAAF; correspondence and logbooks relating to his employment witht the Bush Pilots for the Flying Surgeon Service and press releases, aircraft notes, air photo specifications, photographs and a personal narrative relating to air photography work in Antarctica. Also includes passports; diaries; trade certificates, 1933-1939; documents relating to farming activities, 1940s-1957; flight plans, aeronautical charts of Australia and the United States, aircraft manuals, pilot licences and other papers.

Biography/History

Aircraft pilot. Squadron leader of 76 Squadron, RAAF, stationed at Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea during World War II. President of the Griffith Aero Club, ca. 1945-1955. Whiting worked as a pilot on aerial surveying and charter work in the 1950s and 1960s based at Bankstown including charter work for the Snowy Mountains Scheme. From 1960 to 1963 he flew with the Flying Surgeon Service at Longreach and in 1965 flew survey flights in Antarctica. From 1967 to 1970 he flew with the Royal Doctor Service based in Derby.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 6595.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (1 p.). 
Subjects Whiting, John Charles, - 1917-1992 - Archives.  |  Flying Surgeon Service.  |  Air pilots - Australia - Archives.  |  Aeronautics, Commercial - Australia.  |  World War, 1939-1945 - Papua New Guinea - Milne Bay.  |  Bush pilots - Australia - Archives.  |  Aerial photography - Antarctica.
Time Coverage 1933-1987 
Occupation Aircraft pilots.

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