Robert Alfred John (Bob) Bloomfield, (NX99651), Aboriginal serviceman 2/4th Field Regiment, interviewed by Dr Peter Read for the Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-45.

Accession Number S00519
Collection type Sound
Measurement 3 hr
Object type Oral history
Physical description Cassette
Maker Bloomfield, Robert Alfred John (Bob)
Read, Peter
Date made 12 December 1988
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
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Source credit to The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the war of 1939-45

Discusses education; employment; conscription; racial issues; Aborigines; leave; discipline; embarkation; army; 2/4th Field Regiment; Militia American relations; friendly fire incident; jungle operations; Japanese prisoners of war (POWs); casualties; relations with native carriers; ANGAU; Returned Services League (RSL); mateship. Mentions Aitape, Papua New Guinea; New Ireland, Rabual.