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Papers of the Kim family 1942-1944 [manuscript]
Bib ID 3078995
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1942-1944 
1 cm. (1 folder) 
Summary

Certificate signed by Arthur Drakeford appointing Fang-Yuen to the RAAF in 1944, and his certificate of service and discharge. Diary by Fang Yuen detailing air-raids over Europe. Letter from Annie Kim, Hong Kong to R. L. Kim, Casterton, New South Wales regarding the capture by the Japanese and execution of her husband James (Jimmy) Kim. Also, newspaper cuttings and photographs.

Biography/History

Leslie Fang Yuen was one of the first Chinese Australians accepted for air crew by the RAAF in Queensland during World War 2.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9770

Subjects Fang-Yuen, Leslie 1920-  |  Kim, James  |  Kim family -- Archives.  |  Australia. Royal Australian Air Force -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.  |  Chinese Australians -- New South Wales -- Archives.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations -- Europe.
Other authors/contributors Kim, Annie

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