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{{Infobox military person
 
{{Infobox military person
 
|name= Eric Feldt
 
|name= Eric Feldt
|birth_date=3 January 1899
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|birth_date={{Birth date|1899|January|3}}
 
|death_date= {{death date and age|df=yes|1968|3|12|1899|1|3}}
 
|death_date= {{death date and age|df=yes|1968|3|12|1899|1|3}}
|birth_place= [[Cardwell]], Queensland, [[Australia]]
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|birth_place= [[Cardwell]], Queensland, Australia
|death_place= [[New Farm]], Brisbane, [[Australia]]
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|death_place= [[New Farm]], Brisbane, Australia
 
|image=Eric Feldt.jpg
 
|image=Eric Feldt.jpg
 
|caption=
 
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|allegiance={{Flag|Australia}}
 
|allegiance={{Flag|Australia}}
 
|branch={{navy|Australia|1913}}
 
|branch={{navy|Australia|1913}}
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|battles=[[World War II]]<br />*[[Battle for Australia]]<br />*[[New Guinea campaign]]<br />*[[Guadalcanal campaign]]<br />*[[Solomon Islands campaign]]
 
|battles=[[World War II]]<br />*[[Battle for Australia]]<br />*[[New Guinea campaign]]<br />*[[Guadalcanal campaign]]<br />*[[Solomon Islands campaign]]
 
|awards= [[Officer of the Order of the British Empire]]
 
|awards= [[Officer of the Order of the British Empire]]
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| last = Feldt
 
| last = Feldt
 
| first = Eric Augustas
 
| first = Eric Augustas
| authorlink =
 
| coauthors =
 
 
| year = 1946
 
| year = 1946
| chapter =
 
 
| title = The Coastwatchers
 
| title = The Coastwatchers
 
| publisher = Oxford University Press
 
| publisher = Oxford University Press
| location =
 
 
| id = ASIN B0007DYJIE
 
| id = ASIN B0007DYJIE
 
}}
 
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| authorlink = Martin Clemens
 
| authorlink = Martin Clemens
 
| year = 2004 (reissue)
 
| year = 2004 (reissue)
| chapter =
 
 
| title = Alone on Guadalcanal: A Coastwatcher's Story
 
| title = Alone on Guadalcanal: A Coastwatcher's Story
 
| publisher = Bluejacket Books
 
| publisher = Bluejacket Books
| location =
 
 
| isbn = 1-59114-124-9
 
| isbn = 1-59114-124-9
 
}}
 
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| last = Feuer
 
| last = Feuer
 
| first = A. B.
 
| first = A. B.
| authorlink =
 
| coauthors =
 
 
| year = 1992
 
| year = 1992
| chapter =
 
 
| title = Coastwatching in World War II (Stackpole Military History Series)
 
| title = Coastwatching in World War II (Stackpole Military History Series)
 
| publisher = Stackpole Books
 
| publisher = Stackpole Books
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| first = Walter
 
| first = Walter
 
| authorlink = Walter Lord
 
| authorlink = Walter Lord
| coauthors =
 
 
| year = 1977 (Reissue 2006)
 
| year = 1977 (Reissue 2006)
| chapter =
 
 
| title = Lonely Vigil; Coastwatchers of the Solomons
 
| title = Lonely Vigil; Coastwatchers of the Solomons
 
| publisher = Naval Institute Press
 
| publisher = Naval Institute Press
| location =
 
 
| isbn = 1-59114-466-3
 
| isbn = 1-59114-466-3
 
}}
 
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| last = Macdougal
 
| last = Macdougal
 
| first = A.
 
| first = A.
| authorlink =
 
| coauthors =
 
 
| year = 2002
 
| year = 2002
| chapter =
 
 
| title = Australians at War: A Pictorial History
 
| title = Australians at War: A Pictorial History
 
| publisher = The Five Mile Press
 
| publisher = The Five Mile Press
| location =
 
 
| isbn = 1-86503-865-2
 
| isbn = 1-86503-865-2
 
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| last = Gill
 
| last = Gill
 
| first = J. C. H.
 
| first = J. C. H.
| authorlink =
 
| coauthors =
 
 
| year = 1996
 
| year = 1996
| month =
 
 
| url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A140157b.htm
 
| url = http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A140157b.htm
 
| title = Feldt, Eric Augustas (1899 - 1968)
 
| title = Feldt, Eric Augustas (1899 - 1968)
 
| work = Australian Dictionary of Biography, Online Edition
 
| work = Australian Dictionary of Biography, Online Edition
| pages =
 
 
| publisher = Australian National University
 
| publisher = Australian National University
| language =
 
 
| accessdate = 2006-12-11
 
| accessdate = 2006-12-11
 
}}
 
}}
   
== Notes ==
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==Notes==
 
{{reflist}}
 
{{reflist}}
   

Latest revision as of 21:52, 26 January 2021

Eric Feldt
Born (1899-01-03)January 3, 1899
Died 12 March 1968(1968-03-12) (aged 69)
Place of birth Cardwell, Queensland, Australia
Place of death New Farm, Brisbane, Australia
Allegiance  Australia
Service/branch  Royal Australian Navy
Years of service 1913 – 1945
Rank Commander
Commands held Coastwatchers
Battles/wars World War II
*Battle for Australia
*New Guinea campaign
*Guadalcanal campaign
*Solomon Islands campaign
Awards Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Commander Eric Augustas Feldt OBE, RAN (3 January 1899 – 12 March 1968), was an officer in the Royal Australian Navy and the director of the Coastwatchers organization for much of the Second World War.

Memoirs[]

  • Feldt, Eric Augustas (1946). The Coastwatchers. Oxford University Press. ASIN B0007DYJIE. 

References[]

Books[]

  • Clemens, Martin (2004 (reissue)). Alone on Guadalcanal: A Coastwatcher's Story. Bluejacket Books. ISBN 1-59114-124-9. 
  • Feuer, A. B. (1992). Coastwatching in World War II (Stackpole Military History Series). Westport, Connecticut, U.S.A.: Stackpole Books. ISBN 0-8117-3329-7. 
  • Lord, Walter (1977 (Reissue 2006)). Lonely Vigil; Coastwatchers of the Solomons. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-59114-466-3. 
  • Macdougal, A. (2002). Australians at War: A Pictorial History. The Five Mile Press. ISBN 1-86503-865-2. 

Popular Culture[]

  • Eric Feldt features in the W.E.B. Griffin series, "The Corps" as commander of the Coastwatcher's organisation.

External links[]

Notes[]

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