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2 October 2020

MACLEAN, Fitzroy (#116)

‘It has been widely speculated that Ian Fleming used Maclean as one of his inspirations for James Bond.’ Author of Eastern Approaches. Eton, Cambridge, Paris and Moscow Foreign Office. For: CAMERON HIGHLANDERS (MP1941-74), TITO + the many YUGOSLAV Partisans
2 October 2020

MACKINTOSH, Robert (#203)

Sergeant Robert MACKINTOSH 5th Bn T.A. THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS: wife Margaret, née CHISHOLM was WAAF dressmaker in RAF EQUIPMENT for UNIFORMS &.brother JOHN was in the HIGHLAND DIV's RECONNAISSANCE CORPS, also in DESERT, after NORMANDY up into REICHSWALD.
2 October 2020

MACKENZIE, Hugh Stirling (#141)

RNC at 13 in 1927, bigger ships & 1935 SUBs, WW2 Cdr of THRASHER in MED & TANTALUS Far East 1941-45 Representing HM SUBMARINES
2 October 2020

WIREMU, Hemi (#210)

210 Lieutenant Hemi ‘Himi’ WIREMU MBE for all (especially long term i.e. 4-5yr) PRISONERS of WAR, and also for the rapidly formed, quickly sent NEW ZEALAND MAORI BATTALION & the ANZAC part in the necessary GREEK CAMPAIGN, where (as some other countries as Norway for obvious political reasons, which really could only start when an invasion meant it was already almost too late, particularly without strong local air power) 10:1 Luftwaffe: RAF highlighted the Germans' AIR SUPERIORITY; however the value of the critical two months’ delay to BARBAROSSA was highly significant and greatly assisted “General Winter” to SAVE RUSSIA. The disastrous experiences of the first two years of WW2's country losses led to the strong post-war 1949 NATO TREATY, which was to underpin half a century of relatively stable EUROPEAN PEACE and eventual success in the COLD WAR.
2 October 2020

LATCHUGIN, Colonel (#121)

SOVIET AIR FORCE, and especially for its TRANSPORT and TACTICAL AIRBORNE FORCES, during the EASTERN FRONT from 1941-45.
2 October 2020

LASH, John E (#131)

Observer Bomb Aimer Gunner for CANADIAN BOMBER FORCE and RCAF 514 Sqn, stationed at RAF Waterbeach, & distinctive courage of Jewish aircrew: 34 LANCASTER operations, crew destroyed 3 a/c.
2 October 2020

LANGDON-DAVIES, Robin (#266)

Sqn Ldr Robin LANGDON-DAVIES DFC of 89 Sqn Beaufighters but predominantly for 94 Sqn, 123 Sqn and then 6 Squadron Hurricanes from Tobruk on into TUNISIA and the early development of the 3" ROCKET PROJECTILES
2 October 2020

LUCAS, PB (#48)

As 1942 OC 249 Sqn, , fighter leader, later a post-war MP and aviation author, 1936, 1947 & 1949 Walker Cup golfer Representing MALTA George Cross
2 October 2020

LOCKWOOD, Geoffrey (#194)

Flying Officer Geoffrey LOCKWOOD  for all the ROYAL AIR FORCE’s MARINE CRAFT and AIR SEA RESCUE SERVICE which saved many Allied lives during its wartime service including D-Day, the morale effect of SAVING DITCHED AIRCREW returning from raids was considerable; to quote two of Geoffrey's many sea rescues:- he saved Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt T H DAVIS  & eight crew from FLYING FORTRESS 004 of 8AF 305 Group's 364 SQN, CHELVESTON on 6Sep43; on D-DAY, he had already saved one downed airman before dawn and an hour before tasked to be on station.
2 October 2020

LINTON, Margaret (#45)

In memory of her father ROYAL MARINE PLY/X 10283002 Alexander Porter, KIA 6Jun44 on D-DAY beach & representing No.4 COMMANDO & MARINE COMMANDOS & OPERATION OVERLORD losses.
2 October 2020

LIANG, Piao-Chang (#192)

Lt Colonel "Peter" Piao-Chang LIANG, born in Oct17, went to NANKING Central Military ACADEMY at 18 for 3 years, later specialising in AIR SIGNALS & INT STAFF after 14 SQN 1939 CHENGTU + RUSSIANS 2 yrs & 3 SQN KUNMING: signs IN CHINESE for vital but underrated contribution of the IMPERIAL CHINESE ARMY and AIR FORCE, and RESISTANCE of CHINA itself. China never went Vichy so the Japanese became inextricably involved, tying down massive forces on Chinese mainland to allow AMERICAN island hopping STRATEGY; a Chinese book states 1.3M ARMY dead, 4,321 AIR FORCE & that no NAVY statistics are held.
1 October 2020

LEWIS, Gwilym (#30)

World War 1 Flying Ace. RFC & RAF, with 12 WW1 kills No.32 Sqn DH2s in France at 18, was last surviving WWI SE-5 fighter leader on No.40 Sqn, after Central Flying School Lieutenant Commander; WW2 in War Cabinet team reporting to & briefing CHURCHILL.
1 October 2020

LEVERETT, Fred (#26)

Fireman and, through WW2, at Shadwell in London’s East End. Representing London and British cities blitzed & wartime Fire, Rescue, ARP and voluntary Services.
1 October 2020

LENEY, Leslie A (#107)

Representing ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS & seaborne elements, NAAFI and elder brother Samuel & 10 Sqn HALIFAX CREWS 30Mar42 crashed in bad weather, seeking TIRPITZ.
1 October 2020

KUBAREV, Vassili (#281)

Vassili KUBAREV for the SOVIET AIR FORCE and as a pilot for the critical ground support of Soviet troops and their Yak & llyushin fighter bombing on the wide and important Eastern Fronts.
1 October 2020

KINCADE, Paul B (#240)

Lt Cdr Paul B KINCADE USN: his elder brother, RAY, was a US NAVY enlisted PILOT, test flying TRANSPORTS (mainly S-2 Fs) after repair or rebuilds & delivering personnel & VIPs to AUSTRALIA & across the PACIFIC; Paul joined the day after Pearl Harbor (7Dec41) & completed his SAN DIEGO training 2Feb42, aged 17yrs, and was to stay in the US NAVY for 27 years, having three WW2 Campaign Battle Stars for the AMERICAN Theatre of War, EUROPE & AFRICA and the PACIFIC; in SIGNALS & also as GUNNER's MATE.
1 October 2020

KIGHTLEY, Eric (#23)

Air gunner & one of the only two survivors in crew of 11 when Wing Commander Gerald de Souza’s 355 Sqn Liberator ditched Bay of Bengal on fire: Wing Commander E James B Nicolson VC DFC killed 2 May 1945
1 October 2020

KANAKAKIS, EJ Joannou (#209)

Sergeant E J "Manolis" Joannou KANAKAKIS BEM later RASC & Roval SUSSEX, for GREECE & its loyal FIGHTING SPIRIT and STEADFAST ENDURANCE in OCCUPIED CRETE & its ISLANDS, especially with the terrible reprisals; here also for the SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE OPERATIONS in the AEGEAN
1 October 2020

JONES, Reginald V (#63)

‘The father of Scientific and Technical intelligence’, whose brilliant, vital Knickebein work leading to The Battle of the Beams, developed ‘chaff’, and his ‘SCIENTIFIC WAR’ work, when so young, impressed CHURCHILL’s TEAM, involved in many critical WW2 decisions. His book, Most Secret War: British Scientific Intelligence 1939-1945, formed the basis of the TV series The Secret War.
1 October 2020

JONES, Don (#267)

Warrant Officer Pilot Don JONES covers the development and use on No.6 Squadron of the Mk IV HURRICANES, the "tin openers" which gave the Sqn a new nickname - they tried to fire straight and level or in a slight dive with difficulty getting up to the recommended 240 mph.
1 October 2020

JOHNSON, Gerald W (#99)

USAAF 19 Aug 1943 first ace in Col HUB ZEMKE’s top scoring 56th FIGHTER GROUP. Representing P-47 THUNDERBOLTS & those vital FORTRESS long range ESCORTS
1 October 2020

JEFFERY, W Michael S (#115)

ROYAL TANK REGIMENT, ex Wandsworth TERRITORIAL, El Alamein. For: VALENTINE, STUART, CRUSADER & SHERMAN TANKS & as Chairman EIGHTH ARMY ASSN.
1 October 2020

HUÉ, André HA (#145)

French, Welsh mother from Swansea, Mallaig trained on demolition; Dec 1940-Dec 1943 St Marcel MAQUIS Guerre NE of Vannes FRENCH RESISTANCE
1 October 2020

HOWARD, John (#91)

Leader of the glider-borne Normandy Landings assault Operation Deadstick. OX & BUCKS Light Infantry, 5 months Cpl to RSM, then commissioned; D-DAY 6 JUN 1944 with Company in towed glider to 40 yds from & took PEGASUS BRIDGE at 00:16hrs.
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