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January 25th, 2017  
dadsgirl
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Clare Hollingworth, who died Jan. 10 in Hong Kong at the age of 105, broke the story of World War II two days before it began.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...worth-obituary
Thanks Monty!

Thank YOU, Clare Hollingworth! You got what it takes!
R. I. P.
January 25th, 2017  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dadsgirl
Thanks Monty!

Thank YOU, Clare Hollingworth! You got what it takes!
R. I. P.
There was another woman journalist/photographer who followed pretty much the same lines Hollingworth did called Elizabeth "Lee" Miller she died in 1977, there is a photograph of her in Hitler's bathtub (Taken in Hamburg in 1945).

SHe also had an interesting life that led her into frontline photography.
January 30th, 2017  
George
 
https://www.yahoo.com/news/nazi-prop...092218607.html Goebbels' secretary Brunhilde Pomsel 106
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January 30th, 2017  
MontyB
 
 
Obituary: Battle of Britain veteran dies in Tauranga


11:02 AM
Tuesday Jan 31, 2017

Flight Lieutenant Bernard Walter Brown, December 6, 1917 - January 23, 2017
A man believed to be New Zealand's last Battle of Britain veteran has died in Tauranga, just a few weeks after his 99th birthday.
Bernard Brown, known as Bernie, died of pneumonia on January 23.
Author Max Lambert, who wrote the 2011 book Day After Day: New Zealanders in Fighter Command, said Mr Brown flew briefly with Royal Air Force fighter Squadrons 610 and 72 before being shot down by a Messerschmitt at the height of the battle and was slightly wounded.

Mr Brown was born in Stratford in December 1917 and was working there as a postman when he applied for a Short Service Commission in the Royal Air Force in 1938.
He was accepted and sailed for Britain late that year. After graduation he was posted to an army co-operation unit flying Lysanders and operated over the front lines in France, spotting the enemy before Dunkirk.
Mr Brown then volunteered for pilot-short Fighter Command and went through the abrupt conversion to Spitfires.
In Mr Lambert's book, Mr Brown said an instructor told him: "Here's the book of [Spitfire] pilot notes, learn it and get up there and fly it."

Mr Brown first served briefly with 610 at Biggin Hill but because the squadron was being transferred to Scotland for rest, newcomer Mr Brown was posted to 72 Squadron.
Mr Lambert said Mr Brown's stay with 72 was short. Attacked from above and out of the sun, he was shot down by an Messerschmitt Me 109 on September 23, 1940 on his second patrol with the squadron.
"A cannon shell came through the side of my aircraft, hit me in the left leg and exploded on the throttle box ... I had no control ... so I thought, 'out you go'," Mr Brown was quoted as saying.

Mr Brown landed by parachute in a marshy field on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent and could not stand up - his leg was bloodied. He was quickly picked up and taken to hospital.
Recovered, the New Zealander was certified unfit to fly fighters in combat again because of his wound's effect.
He instructed for a year in Rhodesia then saw out the war piloting for RAF Transport and Ferry Commands.
Postwar, he flew with British European Airways (now British Airways) for more than 30 years before returning to New Zealand and buying an orchard in Matua.

He married his wife, Elizabeth, a BEA flight attendant, in 1965.
Mrs Brown said her husband was a "very, very practical person" who was very easy to live with.
"We had a very happy life. After moving to New Zealand, we always lived in Tauranga although we moved around often after selling the orchard.

"After the orchard, we retired and always had big gardens, that kept us occupied."
Mrs Brown said her husband was a real handyman who always repaired everything himself.
"He would always repair his own cars. He was a very practical person."

Mr Brown is survived by his wife, his son and his daughter. He also has a grandchild, who is based in England.
A New Zealand Defence Force spokeswoman said Mr Brown was believed to be the last Battle of Britain veteran from New Zealand, but was not able to confirm this with a historian during the long weekend.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11791225
February 1st, 2017  
dadsgirl
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
There was another woman journalist/photographer who followed pretty much the same lines Hollingworth did called Elizabeth "Lee" Miller she died in 1977, there is a photograph of her in Hitler's bathtub (Taken in Hamburg in 1945).

SHe also had an interesting life that led her into frontline photography.
Thanks Monty!
I'm going to look her up on the web!
Great photograph.

Dadsgirl
February 12th, 2017  
George
 
Gen. Hal Moore 94 Vietnam "We were soldiers" http://www.stripes.com/news/us/lt-ge...diers-1.453672
February 14th, 2017  
George
 
Edward Tipper 95 featured in "Band of brothers" https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ba...grb?ocid=edgsp
February 20th, 2017  
George
 
Lt. Gen Lawrence Snowden 95 Iwo Jima http://www.tallahassee.com/story/new...dies/98098072/
February 27th, 2017  
George
 
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.2982882 William "Bud" Liebenow** 97 Captain of the PT Boat that rescued John F. Kennedy and the rest of the survivors of PT-109. Mount Airy, N.C. is the city "Mayberry" was patterned after.
February 27th, 2017  
George
 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.81117c6865f4

Fred Cherry 87 POW, Vietnam
 


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