Grey, Maxwell David (H1953, Able Seaman, Royal Australian Navy, b. 1922)

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Accession Number MSS1950
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Manuscript
Maker Kay, Mary
Date made 2009-12-12
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Bound and typed manuscript titled 'Tin Can Heroes: Max Grey's Story as told to Mary Kay'. Memoirs of Max Grey, crewman on HMAS Adelaide, Ararat and Australia in the Second World War. The manuscript also contains an account by Eric Ferrar of the bombing of Darwin in 1942. The main body of the manuscript describes Grey's experiences serving on HMAS Australia. Grey recounts the kamikaze attacks at Leyte Gulf and Lingayen Gulf in 1944-45. Copies of signals relayed to HMAS Australia after the attacks at Lingayen Gulf are included. The manuscript also includes cartoons, souvenir menus, newspaper clippings, documents relating to Gray's service, poetry, paintings, pictures, photographs, pass and pay book.