F/L Donald Alexander Dowie - the first Australian POW of the Japanese

Discussion in 'Biographies' started by Antipodean Andy, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    The first Australian POW of the Japanese. Came across his story while working on the Skip-bombing thread - http://ww2chat.com/forums/war-air/4693-development-skip-bombing.html

    He saw the best and worst of the human character during his imprisonment.

    Prisoners of War of the Japanese 1942-1945

  2. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Here they are on the Singapore Memorial.

    Three blocks from the left at the top.

    View attachment 2968
  3. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Austin Best was probably lucky he was not on Christmas Island as he may have been one of those killed by the locals.

    Read under Japanese Invasion!

    Christmas Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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