[2][11] It later went on display at the Australian War Memorial. George Burr Leonard was born on Aug. 9, 1923, in Macon, Ga. His father was an insurance executive. On 12 October was shot down in Hurricane V2798 in combat with Me109's over Dungeness. MIA 27 August 1940; Blenheim crashed into the sea during a reconnaissance mission along the south Norwegian coast, Arthur and Sgt E A Ringwood MIA; Sgt R C R Cox KIA. George Leonard Hill; Canadian Virtual War Memorial George Leonard Hill. A second bar is added to the ribbon for holders of the DFC and Bar who receive a third award. About U.S., World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 This database contains information on about 8.3 million men and women who enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. The following is a list of pilots and other aircrew who flew during the Battle of Britain, and were awarded the Battle of Britain Clasp to the 1939–45 Star by flying at least one authorised operational sortie with an eligible unit of the Royal Air Force or Fleet Air Arm during the period from 0001 hours on 10 July to 2359 hours 31 October 1940. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Over 10 million draft cards of men aged 45-65 who registered for the fourth WWII draft in 1942. KIA 10 September 1940 (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner), Born Burslem, Staffordshire, 13 March 1913. [2][12] Siffleet is commemorated on the Lae Memorial in Lae, Papua New Guinea, together with all other Commonwealth war dead from actions in the region who have no known grave. [8], (Pilot) Failed to return from combat over Warmwell in Hurricane P3200, thought to have crashed into the sea. KIA 9 May 1942 (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner), KIA 1 January 1941 (Pilot). KIA 15 April 1942. Updated. Four ! KIA 12 August 1940 Shot down in flames in Spitfire, WIA 25 August 1940; died 26 August 1940; Blenheim, KIA 23 September 1940. The History Press 2008. P COPELAND", http://thefew.info/AIRCDRE_James_Coward.html, "Battle of Britain London Monument – F/O E D CREW", "Battle of Britain London Monument – P/O R F CROCKETT", "Battle of Britain London Monument – P/O D CROWLEY-MILLING", "Battle of Britain London Monument – P/O W A CUDDIE", "Battle of Britain London Monument – F/Lt. Warrant Officer Class 1, HQ Western Command Army Service Corps (AMF), Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2 DEY, George Captain, CMF / Army Reserve Units, Australian Army George, Leonard score 21 as Clippers beat Warriors 108-101 Dr. Dre recovering well after being admitted into hospital A year on, questions haunt Iran's downing of Ukrainian plane pilots of 302 died in just one sortie hitting the ground: Borowski, Carter, Wapniarek, Zukowski. KIA 20 February 1945, by then a Gp Capt, buried in Toronto, Canada. Cannon shell exploded in cockpit, 1 October 1940, blinding him in one eye and wounding his right arm and leg; baled out and hospitalised; underwent plastic surgery at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, by facial reconstruction pioneer Dr. Archie McIndoe; became one of the founding members of McIndoe's "Guinea Pigs"; died 30 January 2004, CBE, DSO*, DFC*, DFC(Netherlands), MoM1 (Czech), AFC*, WIA 29 October 1940; Died 9 November 1940, Born 23 January 1913 – Died 21 November 1997, KIA 29 October 1940 (Pilot) Believed attacked by a Bf 109 in his Spitfire. Joined 257 Squadron on 17 May 1940. Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) … Court-martialled and dismissed from RAF, Oct 1941, possibly due to bounced cheques; died UK Jul 1962, Born Bradford, Yorkshire, 6 July 1911. [1][3] Described by Commander Eric Feldt, director of the Coastwatchers, as "the best type of N.C.O. Elmer R. Mayer 75. In order to limit the numbers of footnotes which would otherwise be required, the symbol, In addition to 2,353 British aircrew, the RAF Roll of Honour recognises, (CO) after "Sqn" denotes Commanding Officer of that squadron, as per the, (FAA) after a rank denotes a member of the, "KIFA" – "killed in flying accident", i.e. Assigned to the SRD's Dutch section as a radio operator, Siffleet was promoted sergeant in May 1943. [1][4] He joined Z Special Unit in October and was transferred to Cairns in Far North Queensland for further operational training. Earl J. Mayer 74. Robert Dixon, 'Men of the North: A few of the Few' Wolf's Nick Publishing 2011, This page was last edited on 20 September 2020, at 11:54. POW 17 August 1943. The idea for the monument was conceived by the Battle of Britain Historical Society which then set about raising funds for its construction. George was the youngest son of … [2][3] Clarice Lane (incorrectly addressed as "Clemice" Lane) had in the meantime received two letters from the Allied Intelligence Bureau in July and September, stating that Siffleet was "safe and well". (1941). Service number. Thaddeus N. McDaris WW1 78. E. A. Shipman & A. Harris on 17 October 1939;[28], Surname also spelt "Batcheloe" – CWGC website. Retired RAF (Wg Cdr) 1966. [4] The Roll of Honour within the Chapel contains the names of 1,497 pilots and aircrew killed or mortally wounded during the Battle. KIA 16 October 1941: Hit by AA over Flushing, NL, whilst serving with 615 Sqdn. A submariner in World War II – George Leonard Mason (1913-1943) Leave a reply. At this time, awarded for "distinguished and meritorious services" to officers of the rank of Captain or below, and warrant officers. At this time, awarded "for acts of gallantry when flying in active operations against the enemy" to commissioned officers and warrant officers. Source: Troopships of World War II by Roland W. Charles, published by the Army Transportation Association, Washington, D.C., 1947. Born in Gunnedah, New South Wales, he joined the Second Australian Imperial Force in 1941, and by 1943 had reached the rank of sergeant. They were ambushed by a hundred native villagers near Aitape and, after a brief melée during which Siffleet shot and wounded one of their attackers, the group was captured and handed over to the Japanese. Index to the General Orders of the 398th Infantry Regiment, in World War II by Brandon T. Wiegand, Paperback, 107 pages. He was nevertheless called up for the militia in August 1940, and attached to a searchlight unit at RAAF Station Richmond. Of these airmen, 537 were killed during the Battle or later died of wounds received. George Leonard Mead. Born from 1927 to 1945, the Silent Generation is sandwiched between the G.I. Interrogated and tortured, the team was confined for approximately two weeks before being taken down to Aitape Beach on the afternoon of 24 October 1943. Siffleet made his way to Sydney in the late 1930s, seeking to join the police force, but was prevented from doing so because of his eyesight. Leonard George Siffleet (14 January 1916 – 24 October 1943) was an Australian commando of World War II. This was initially regarded as being from 8 August to 31 October 1940; however, the dates were later amended to also include those who lost their lives between 10 July and 7 August. Army AWMM. 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Siffleet signalled Fryer to warn him of the hostile natives and of Japanese patrols, indicating that he was preparing to burn his party's codes and bury its radio. AMO N850, published by the Air Ministry, stated for the first time the requirements for the awarding of the Battle of Britain Star, and listed the 71 units which were deemed to have been under the control of RAF Fighter Command.[6]. A bar is added to the ribbon for holders of the DFC who receive a second award. Military service. Researchers discover film footage from World War II that turns out to be a lost documentary shot by Alfred Hitchcock and Sidney Bernstein in 1945 about German concentration camps. With Helena Bonham Carter, Jasper Britton, Leonard Berney, George Leonard. Born 1925. Born in Gunnedah, New South Wales, he joined the Second Australian Imperial Force in 1941, and by 1943 had reached the rank of sergeant. A military decoration of both France and Belgium, also commonly bestowed to foreign military forces allied to France and Belgium. Robert Dixon, 'A Gathering of Eagles' PublishBritannica 2004. Died just 250 y from Borowski, who was his wingsman. In memory of: Private George Leonard Hill. Commissioned June 1942, demobilised 1946, KIA 11 August 1940 aged 27 when he was shotdown in Hurricane, KIA 8 October 1940 aged 21 when as a Pilot of Spitfire. Ranks given are those held during the Battle of Britain, although a higher rank may have been achieved after the Battle. Released from RAF 1947. KIA 31 August 1940. Following is a listing of the approximately 3630 men who are known to have been lost while in service in the US Submarine Force during World War II. [1], After training in radio communications at Melbourne Technical College, Siffleet volunteered for special operations in September 1942 and was posted to the Services Reconnaissance Department (SRD) of the Allied Intelligence Bureau in Melbourne. Both were captured and reported as killed, but Pattiwal later escaped and rejoined Siffleet and Reharing. Awarded for exemplary public service or humanitarian work that goes above and beyond the call of duty. Died 24 May 1974. Commissioned June 1941; retired Aug 1970; died October 2003. This site is a searchable archive for World War II era Army enlistment records, generally spanning the years 1938 - 1946. Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. At this time, awarded "for acts of courage or devotion to duty whilst flying, though not in active operations against the enemy" to commissioned officers and warrant officers. 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