Guide to the Photographic Collection of Frederick Keith Summerfield [MSS 175]

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Manuscript Name Photographic Collection of Frederick Keith Summerfield
Manuscript Number MSS 175
Last Updated July 2021
Extent 1 AV box
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Audiovisual material collected by Frederick Keith Summerfield

Collection Subject Type


Scope and Content

The Frederick Keith Summerfield collection contains images from the Second World War, including aircraft, Australian airmen, Pacific Islanders, Japanese prisoners of war, and photos of Darwin and Ambon, along with newspaper clippings and a paper

Date Range of Content


Biographical Note

Frederick Keith Summerfield (known as Keith) was born in 1918 in Rosewater, South Australia. He enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in 1941 as a corporal. Summerfield was present at the formal surrender of the Second Japanese Army on Moratai Island on 9 September 1945. He was discharged in 1946

Australian War Memorial Collection, Summerfield, Frederick Keith, (Corporal, b.1918-d.1992), retrieved 2 December 2020

Department of Veteran Affairs, World War Two Service Veteran Details, retrieved 2 December 2020


Administrative Information


Access and Copying Conditions

Access: Open Access

This collection contains a variety of copyright material. Copyright is held by the creator of each item. Specific conditions for this collection are listed below. If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items. Digitised material from manuscript collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright. Refer also to the UNSW copyright, disclaimer and takedown policy. 

Copying: Copying of material for private study and research is approved

Preferred Citation

Frederick Keith Summerfield Photographic Collection, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 175, Box [Number], Folder [Number]


This collection was donated by Keith Summerfield in 1990

Related Material

Further papers and photographs relating to Frederick Keith Summerfield are held by the Australian War Memorial at PR00161


Subject Keywords



Frederick Keith Summerfield, 1918-1992 — Archives

World War, 1939-1945 — Photographs

Airmen — Australia — Photographs

Airplanes, Military - Photographs

Personal Names

Frederick Keith Summerfield, 1918-1992

Corporate Names

Royal Australian Air Force


Airforce officers


Container List


Audiovisual material

AV 1


Newspaper clippings

South Australian Tobacco Trade Distribution Committee ‘Special ration for ex-service personnel’ paper

Photo Album 1

Photographs – Second World War : Darwin, Moratai; Ambon; Japanese prisoners; concert party; Japanese planes (Ambon) after surrender. Includes ‘Strauss, 549 (RAF) Sqdron’ and No. 11 Group headquarters Moratai