Hautie Crick - Air attacks

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1 min 8 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


Well the most aeroplanes that I saw in Tobruk was about 105 Stukas.

We never had a plane and the Germans just belted Hell out of us every day practically. They used to shoot quite a few down, the aircraft and everything but they mainly used to try and bomb the harbour all the time.

We had one bloke who tried to bomb the front line and his plane went straight into the ground. He came down too fast and couldn't pull out.

So anyway, we said 'Hooray. That's one less.'

They'd come straight down like that and when they let the bomb go it used to roar. The bomb used to scream just to frighten the Hell out of you.

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