Bill Egerton - Kamikaze attacks

Running time
1 min 1 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


A lot of blokes died from shock and they were yelling out. They were mad. They'd gone mad. They couldn't stand the…it was terrible. The ones who were down below, all they could hear was 'bang', whereas on the guns we could see.

I don't know which was the worst, but they'd go for us really, like the one that got me, the second one. I think that was the one on 2 January and they didn't find that shrapnel until…I'd been in England. I'd transferred to a Royal Navy ship HMS Suffolk and she had a good record because she was in the Bismarck episode.

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