Norman Thomas James (Norm) Scowen, as a Private, Driver 55/53rd Battalion, interviewed by Daniel Connell for The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the War of 1939-45

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Accession Number S00594
Collection type Sound
Measurement 1 hr 20 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description audio cassette; TDK AD60; two track mono
Maker Connell, Daniel
Scowen, Norman Thomas James (Norm)
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Merrylands
Date made 22 May 1989
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to The Keith Murdoch Sound Archive of Australia in the war of 1939-45
Description

Discussing pre-war employment; employer's encouragement to join the Militia; posting to Transport Company; relationship between Militia and AIF; training at Greta Camp; embarkation for New Guinea via Townsville; first impressions of Port Moresby; first Japanese air raid and first casualties at Seven Mile Strip; road-building activities; return to Australia and work as driver in Brisbane; driving jeeps in Bougainville; description of armaments carried in jeeps for protection; surrender of Japanese forces; demobilisation; post-war employment.