From Richardson’s diary:
11.45 Proctor hurt by exploding .22 detonator. Attacked by Japanese from 10.00-11.45. Bombing, diving and machine gunning. There were several near misses from 50lbs bombs and one inch cannon shells. However, neither personnel, not ships were hit.
The planes spent another three hours in the vicinity, evidently looking for us.
Started return to Teluk Intan at 1500hrs. Two bombs burst just ahead and burst of machine gun fire were close. O’Callaghan shot down one Japanese plane with Sten gun at Kampung Lambur Kiri.
Launch engine had cracked cylinder head and was rapidly losing oil.
Picked up three Ghurkas, remains of a section from Parit.This entry was posted in Uncategorized