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Lloyd Birdsall: "If I had my time over, I'd do it all again"

Lloyd Birdsall remembers watching Japanese bombers flying overhead in New Guinea, and listening to the sounds of the planes as bombs fell from the sky.

“They dropped bombs right through our camp on what they call 14-Mile Airstrip,” he said.  

“About 20 planes came in, and they followed the airstrip loaded with bombs.

“We were in holes in the ground of course, and the ground shook and trembled and what not. They punctured holes in our water tanks, and put holes in our trucks and tents and things, but there was not a single casualty. It just shows how inaccurate bombing can be.

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Joseph Paterson DOB 30 September 1920

 

 

A Century in the making

A huge congratulations to one of our WWII Veteran Members, Joseph Paterson for reaching his 100 birthday. I went around to the residence of Joe’s daughter, Michelle, to pass on a little gift from all Subbranch members.

The gift in the photo shows a slouch hat resting on army boots.  This we thought is a fitting tribute as Joe was a member of the 2nd AIF.

 

This should give Joe something to admire for many years to come while in his nursing home.

 


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