Musician John Hoffman – My Dad Robert

Posted on: Mon 13 Nov 2023

Special Guest interviewer Daniel O’Brien meets up with migrant to Australia, musician John Hoffman in New South Wales, who tells us about his Dad Robert’s service in the South West Pacific area during WW2 with the SeaBees, The US Naval Construction Battalions. 

John is very humble about his own incredible career, playing trumpet with the greats such as Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen MacRae and Tony Bennet. 

Image: US Seabees WW2 AWM copyright expired and John Hoffman provided by D O’Brien and used with permission

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