Eric H. Chater

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General Manager, Guinea Airways Limited, on July 2, 1937. He wrote what we call "The Chater Report" in response to a request by his friend, M. E. Griffin of Placer Management, Ltd. The report provides details of how the aircraft was prepared for the final flight.

Griffin had been asked by the Bureau of Air Commerce in the States to use his contacts in New Guinea to find out what had happened in Lae. The report was sent to Griffin, and sat for almost 60 years until an executive of Placer Dome, Ltd.of Vancouver, BC, discovered the original file while looking for something else.