(21164 ) Tuckerman, Victor Ernest Montague (Monty) (Chief Petty Officer)

Accession Number S04345
Collection type Sound
Measurement 58 min 34 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description digital audio file; wave; 96kHz; 24 bit; stereo
Maker Tuckerman, Victor Ernest Montague (Monty)
Date made 10 October 2007
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
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Source credit to AWM Oral History Program

Victor Ernest Montague (Monty) Tuckerman as a member of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), 1932-1948, interviewed by James McDonald RAN (Ret'd).

History / Summary

Part 1: Description of colour film footage he took of the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese on 19 February 1942 while on HMAS Warnambool.

Part 2: Interview with James McDonald. Describes the sinking by Japanese aircraft of HMAS Pirie in Darwin Harbour; experiences on HMAS Hobart while in the Red Sea, recollections of incidents while in Australia, taking rations to Japan on HMAS Quiberon, joining the Navy during the depression, how he lost some of his hearing from the guns on board ship.

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