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Seasickness for Many

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Seasickness for Many

A bunch of the people there, you don’t even think about anything, you know, you just get on board a ship there but we were being ack-ack and they allotted us to look for enemy on the ship and front and back they had the crow’s nest and they were stuck right outside and it was very cold there, very cold. I got sick there so they put me down in sick bay way down in the bottom and I was there for about five or six days I think and then of course that was the end of my sentry duty might say, ya. I was sick, I’ll admit it, I’m not going to lie about it, you know, in other words I wasn’t the only guy that was sick. It was bad, ya. And we went on board a Polish ship and I guess we had mutton for breakfast, mutton for lunch and mutton for dinner because I guess that was the cheapest meat you could have. It was generally mostly stew because if it was a roast, too much time involved.

Openly admitting his experience with seasickness, Mr. Chow provides detail of the conditions onboard ship.

George Chow

Mr. George Chow was born in Victoria, British Columbia November 5, 1921. Mr. Chow attended school in Victoria and during that time had the desire to join the service. He went to Vancouver for basic training and became part of the 16th Light Battery, 3rd Regiment as an anti-aircraft gunner. Mr. Chow travelled overseas and landed in England and at the end of war he participated in the liberation of Holland. Mr. Chow met his wife overseas and when the war was over they came back to Victoria. Mr. Chow holds great pride for his service and returned to Holland to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
May 2, 2015
Person Interviewed:
George Chow
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War
Liberation of Holland
Air Force

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