Came up on a local history page.
Flew Spitfires from 1939 to 1945, believe that excuses ironing!Safe in the knowledge that he will never need to face an iron wielded in anger.
That is one hell of a good photo on many levels. Zoom in - it is still sharp.
The photo is captioned "23rd Division troops inspect captured Japanese ordnance, Imphal, 1944"The poor bugger looks as if he's somewhere else.
What are all those things that look like huge square stick grenades?
It’s not a beret, it’s a traditional sailors cap, albeit a very wide brimmed one.Am putting this here primarily for his beret (it wasn't why he was receiving the Congressional Medal of Honour) as have never seen a beret presented like that.
He was first submariner to receive such an award, due to not abandoning his sinking ship because another sailor was trapped and couldn't escape.
Or more accurately, that's when the United Fruit Company struck. Either through human error or miscommunication (or likely a mix of both), the UFC's SS Abangarez was moving to dock when it hit the USS O-5 on its starboard side, creating a 10-foot hole in its control room. The ship rolled to the...www.wearethemighty.com
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