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Bentley, Wing Commander Geoffrey - Papers

Collection | Ref # 2007/508, 2009/364 | Held by Air Force Museum of New Zealand

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Title:

Bentley, Wing Commander Geoffrey - Papers

Creator:

Bentley, Wing Commander Geoffrey

Level of description:

Collection

Extent:

12 items

Reference number:

2007/508, 2009/364

Description:

Documents and photographs relating to the Royal New Zealand Air Force service of Wing Commander Geoffrey Bentley, official war correspondent, staff officer, and Director of Public Relations.

Collection includes war correspondent's credential and identification card, brief service biography, agreement between the US War Department and Sergeant Bentley regarding his entering the Pacific combat zone for the purposes of gathering news (dated 25 November 1944), diary of experinrces in the Pacific as a correspondent, 1944-1945 copies of wartime reports, and five photographic prints, including three portrait photographs.

Wing Commander Bentley served in the RNZAF full-time from 1942 through to 1966, and later on active reserve service from 1984 to 1987, when he was commissioned to write the official history of the RNZAF ("Portrait of an Air Force") together with Wing Commander Maurice Conly.

Dates covered:

1944 - 2009

Language:

English

Access conditions:

No restrictions.

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Places:

South West Pacific

Subjects:

Keywords:

World War, 1939-1945 · War Correspondent · Public Relations

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