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Locals 'Spike' Jones and 'Mak' Makila relive Frank E. Evans disaster

Robert Crawford
By Robert Crawford
Updated June 7 2022 - 3:33am, first published May 25 2022 - 11:30pm
STRONG MEMORIES: "Spike" Jones (left) and "Mak" Makila were part of the HMAS Albatross Skyhawks' 805 Squadron onboard HMAS Melbourne when it collided with US destroyer Frank E. Evans in the South China Sea in June 1969.

AN estimated 200 personnel from HMAS Albatross were onboard the Royal Australian Navy aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne when it collided with the US destroyer, USS Frank E. Evans in the South China Sea in June 1969.

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Robert Crawford

Robert Crawford

Senior Journalist

Robert Crawford is a senior journalist at the South Coast Register, for Australian Community Media . Everyone's got a story, what's yours? Email robert.crawford@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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