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January 30th, 2015  
George
 
Lt. Col. Edward Saylor 94 Was one of the final four surviving "Doolittle Raiders"
January 30th, 2015  
dadsgirl
 
 
Rest in piece Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, sir.
One more brave man that's in the wild blue yonder.
January 31st, 2015  
BritinAfrica
 
 
I don't know if you remember this story:-

A World War Two veteran who disappeared from his nursing home to attend the D-Day commemorations in France is on his way back to the UK.

Bernard Jordan, 89, left the home in Hove unannounced at 10:30 BST on Thursday and was reported missing to Sussex Police that evening.

Staff later discovered he had joined other veterans in France.

The former Royal Navy officer said he hoped his trip would not land him in trouble.

On Friday evening, it was confirmed Mr Jordan was on an overnight ferry and had been given a cabin, meals and a transfer back to his nursing home.

He recently passed away but left 600,000 to the Royal National Life Boat Institute. A hero in death as he was in life.
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January 31st, 2015  
dadsgirl
 
 
Yes, I do remember this story.^^^^.
Wonderful one at that.
R.I.P. to another great man.
Royal Navy Officer Bernard Jordan.
February 3rd, 2015  
sandwichery
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by George
Lt. Col. Edward Saylor 94 Was one of the final four surviving "Doolittle Raiders"
Thanks for the post. I missed that news.
February 3rd, 2015  
JOC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
I don't know if you remember this story:-

A World War Two veteran who disappeared from his nursing home to attend the D-Day commemorations in France is on his way back to the UK.

Bernard Jordan, 89, left the home in Hove unannounced at 10:30 BST on Thursday and was reported missing to Sussex Police that evening.

Staff later discovered he had joined other veterans in France.

The former Royal Navy officer said he hoped his trip would not land him in trouble.

On Friday evening, it was confirmed Mr Jordan was on an overnight ferry and had been given a cabin, meals and a transfer back to his nursing home.

He recently passed away but left 600,000 to the Royal National Life Boat Institute. A hero in death as he was in life.

A sneaky bugger to, too have fooled them all like he did.
February 4th, 2015  
MontyB
 
 
Otto Carius, a World War II German panzer ace has died at 92.
Carius died at home in western Germany Jan. 24 after a short illness, according to a statement Friday on the website of the Tiger Pharmacy, which he founded in 1956.

Awards and achievements

  • Wound Badge in Black (8 July 1941)
  • Eastern Front Medal (20 August 1941)
  • Iron Cross 2nd Class (15 September 1942)
  • Iron Cross 1st Class (23 November 1943)
  • Wound Badge in Silver (15 December 1943)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 4 May 1944 as Leutnant of the Reserves and platoon leader in the 2./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502
    • 535th Oak Leaves on 27 July 1944 as Leutnant of the Reserves and leader of the 2./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502
  • Panzer Badge in Silver
    • 2nd Grade (15 July 1944)
    • 3rd Grade (1 September 1944)
  • Wound Badge in Gold (11 September 1944)
Total victories (kills):
  • 150+ tanks, similar number of antitank guns (100110 tanks following another source,) majority on the Eastern Front.
  • He was the second highest scoring tank ace of the war behind Feldwebel (Sergeant) Kurt Knispel (168)
February 4th, 2015  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
I don't know if you remember this story:-

A World War Two veteran who disappeared from his nursing home to attend the D-Day commemorations in France is on his way back to the UK.

Bernard Jordan, 89, left the home in Hove unannounced at 10:30 BST on Thursday and was reported missing to Sussex Police that evening.

Staff later discovered he had joined other veterans in France.

The former Royal Navy officer said he hoped his trip would not land him in trouble.

On Friday evening, it was confirmed Mr Jordan was on an overnight ferry and had been given a cabin, meals and a transfer back to his nursing home.

He recently passed away but left 600,000 to the Royal National Life Boat Institute. A hero in death as he was in life.
Seems he died a week before his wife...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...-his-wife.html
February 6th, 2015  
George
 
Lt. Cmdr. Joe Langdell 100 Was oldest USS Arizona survivor.
February 20th, 2015  
George
 
Lt. Leon Kent 99 Battle of the Bulge.
 


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