29th December 1940
On the evening of December 29, 1940, London suffers its most devastating air raid when the Germans firebomb the city. Hundreds of fires caused by the exploding bombs engulfed areas of London, but firefighters showed a valiant indifference to the bombs falling around them and saved much of the city from destruction. The next day, a newspaper photo of St. Paul’s Cathedral standing undamaged amid the smoke and flames seemed to symbolize the capital’s unconquerable spirit during the Battle of Britain.
It only took me five years but, O'Brien was probably overlooked as he was KIA the following day.unfortunately the others had only the same references in the History, not quite sure awhy Brien didn't get a gong but he does not re emerge.. Taught me bit as well-like how much research you must be doing. Impressive!!