Dan O’Brien: WW2 Veteran Herbert Gardner – Small Ships

Posted on: Mon 14 Oct 2019

Born in Queensland in 1926, Herb has led an eventful life which included service during WW2.  He went to work with the Remounts in Townsville at age 16, and when he heard that he could join the US Army Small Ships Section, serving up into the New Guinea Region, he signed on and was off on the Tug Boat WT1 into the war zones of New Guinea.  He’d just turned 17 years of age.

Guest Interviewer Dan O’Brien, Secretary of US Army Small Ships Association

Main photo:  Tug Boat WT-1  AWM copyright expired

Herbie Gardner. Photo supplied by Daniel O’Brien and used with permission

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