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Eric Feldt
Born 3 January 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.

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