He was my third cousin 3 times removed and his grandmother Elizabeth Haw (1837-1902) was my first cousin 4 times removed. … On 1 January 1941, after flying a night patrol, Capon was killed landing in a snow blizzard at Coltishall, Born Wellington, New Zealand, 27 February 1918. Awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat. At this time, awarded for "distinguished and meritorious services" to officers of the rank of Captain or below, and warrant officers. ... GEORGE HANDLEY GEORGE LEONARD GEORGE M. BIBB GEORGE S. SIMONDS GEORGE SHIRAS GEORGE W. CAMPBELL GEORGE W. GOETHALS GEORGE W. JULIAN GEORGE W. McCRARY At some point Staverman and Pattiwal separated from the others to undertake further exploration of the countryside, and were ambushed by a group of natives. 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. He is buried in Carluke (Wilton) Cemetery, Lanarkshire, Section E, grave 89. Each Tuesday the Citizen Tribune shares a photo from the formative years of the Silent Generation. A second bar is added to the ribbon for holders of the DSO and Bar who received a third award. George was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1923. At this time, awarded "for acts of gallantry when flying in active operations against the enemy" to non-commissioned officers and men. 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Ernest George Leonard (Ern) Cowham was 50 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. 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 Aircrew listed as KIA, MIA, WIA or KIFA during the Battle of Britain are highlighted in blue. George Burr Leonard was born on Aug. 9, 1923, in Macon, Ga. His father was an insurance executive. Died, in rank of Colonel, 13 February 1946 in crash of Douglas DC-3 Dakota in, Died 26 August 2007 in Spring, Texas, USA, Committed suicide 10 June 1943 Adelaide, Australia. Killed Speke 4 February 1941 aged 26, flying Hawker Hurricane V7078. 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. Sgt Brennan was struck and killed by a landing, CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (. 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[1] 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. Military service. Highest British military decoration, awarded for valour in the face of the enemy. Most tragic flight of 302 squadron. Awarded for exemplary public service or humanitarian work that goes above and beyond the call of duty. Willis Mayer WW2 77. KIA 9 May 1942 (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner), KIA 1 January 1941 (Pilot). KIA 28 September 1940, aged 26. Born Newcastle upon Tyne 1915. Abandoned Spitfire, (pilot) KIA 11 October 1940 when his Spitfire (. George Leonard Mead. [14], Richmond, "'Locust', 'Whiting' and New Britain", Sergeant Leonard George (Len) Siffleet: Timeline, Flight Lieutenant William Ellis Newton, VC, Casualty details: Siffleet, Leonard George, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Leonard_Siffleet&oldid=994707145, Australian military personnel killed in World War II, People notable for being the subject of a specific photograph, World War II prisoners of war held by Japan, Australian Army personnel of World War II, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 December 2020, at 03:36. Service Number: B/37769. He served his country in the Navy during World War II, stationed in Europe on the USS Hugh Purvis, under Admiral Kirk. Harold Luick WW1 72. [8][9], The photograph of Siffleet's execution was discovered on the body of a dead Japanese major near Hollandia by American troops in April 1944. Posted to M Special Unit of the Services Reconnaissance Department, Siffleet was on a mission in Papua New Guinea when he and two Ambonese companions were captured by partisan tribesmen and handed over to the Japanese. A military decoration of both France and Belgium, also commonly bestowed to foreign military forces allied to France and Belgium. The awards listed include those made during the Battle of Britain and during the remainder of World War II, as well as any made post-war. He was born June 11, 1925 in Fredericktown, MO to the late Frank and Alma Leonard. [6], After Pattiwal rejoined Siffleet and Reharing, they attempted to make their way to the Dutch border. KIFA 30 November 1948 in Ruahines, during photographic reconnaissance in Gisborne area of NZ. Ranks given are those held during the Battle of Britain, although a higher rank may have been achieved after the Battle. The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, founded by Geoffrey Page, raised funds for the construction of the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne near Folkestone in Kent. Marine Corps recruiting broadcasts, 1942-43 (5 items). A photograph of Siffleet's impending execution became an enduring image of the war, and his identity was often confused with that of other servicemen who suffered a similar fate, in particular Flight Lieutenant Bill Newton. His CdG from 1940 received in 2000. (RECORD GROUP 24) 1798-1991 (bulk 1798-1956) OVERVIEW OF RECORDS LOCATIONS Table of Contents 24.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY 24.2 GENERAL RECORDS OF THE BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL AND ITS PREDECESSORS 1801-1966 24.2.1 Correspondence 24.2.2 Logs 24.2.3 Muster rolls 24.2.4 Records of units attached to the Bureau of Navigation 24.2.5 Other records 24.3 RECORDS … Age: 30. Generation Leonard George Siffleet was born on 14 January 1916 in Gunnedah, New South Wales. He served with 102 Squadron, RAF, which was a bomber Squadron, one of its officers being George Leonard Cheshire, VC, and was based at RAF Pocklington, flying the Lancaster. A second bar is added to the ribbon for holders of the DFC and Bar who receive a third award. He was working as a shop assistant when he enlisted in the Second Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in September 1941. Born in Gunnedah, New South Wales, he joined the Second Australian Imperial Force in 1941, and by 1943 had reached the rank of sergeant. Over 36 million World War II draft registration cards from multiple registrations filled out by men aged 18–44. POW 17 August 1943. 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. J CUNNINGHAM", "Battle of Britain London Monument – P/O J CURCHIN", "Battle of Britain London Monument – F/Lt. ISBN 1932891455 (ISBN13: 9781932891454) Index to the General Orders of the 398th Infantry Regiment, in World War II by Brandon T. Wiegand — Reviews, Discussion,… He 111 destroyed. Military Service. Earl J. Mayer 74. Four ! [10] The photo was published in Australian newspapers and in Life magazine but was thought to depict Flight Lieutenant Bill Newton, who had been captured in Salamaua, Papua New Guinea, and beheaded on 29 March 1943. Awarded to Belgian nationals or some distinguished foreign persons who made very important contributions to the Belgian state or society. Campaign. Died 24 May 1974. 127.12 Sound Recordings (General) 1942-43 . Lost control following collision with Flt Lt G L Sinclair; hit He 111 of III.KG/53 amidships and crashed. [13] A memorial park commemorating Siffleet was also dedicated at Aitape in May 2015. A decoration of France awarded for excellent civil or military conduct delivered, upon official investigation. Charles Mosher WW1 81. From September 1940 Capon always flew as No 2 to Sqn Ldr Tuck. KIFA 26 November 1942 (By then a Gp Capt). Robert Dixon, 'A Gathering of Eagles' PublishBritannica 2004. KIA 15 April 1942. Commissioned on graduation from RAF College Cranwell, December 1925; cashiered by General Court Martial for low flying, December 1930; re-joined RAFVR as NCO pilot, September 1939; re-commissioned January 1943; relinquished commission, January 1955; Also awarded Belgian Knight in the Order of Leopold. Court-martialled and dismissed from RAF, Oct 1941, possibly due to bounced cheques; died UK Jul 1962, Born Bradford, Yorkshire, 6 July 1911. 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. The medal came into being after a recommendation made by General George C. Marshall to President Roosevelt in which Marshall argued that such a medal would boost morale amongst the ranks of long-suffering infantrymen. Claimed a He111 destroyed on 12 August and a Ju88 the next day. A bar is added to the ribbon for holders of the DFC who receive a second award. With Helena Bonham Carter, Jasper Britton, Leonard Berney, George Leonard. Died just 250 y from Borowski, who was his wingsman. MIA 16 November 1940 (216 Sqn) when aircraft ran out of fuel at sea between HMS Argus and Malta; aged 20; Born London, 8 November 1919; son of Air Cdr. He graduated Roosevelt High School in Dayton, Ohio, where he was a star football player. In memory of: Private George Leonard Hill. Walter Manville WW2 73. George L. Leonard, 93, of Owensboro, passed away April 2, 2019 at Owensboro Center. [2][3], In 1942, the Air Ministry made the decision to compile a list from records of the names of pilots who had lost their lives as a result of the fighting during the Battle of Britain[notes 1] for the purpose of building a national memorial. George A. Naekel WW1 82. Code-named Operation Whiting, their task was to work in concert with another group (Operation Locust), led by Lieutenant Jack Fryer. Leonard George Siffleet (14 January 1916 – 24 October 1943) was an Australian commando of World War II. Commissioned August 1941; KIFA with 32 MU aged 26. 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. In September 1939 CO of 113 Fighter Escadrille, which defended Warsaw. This research guide provides a general understanding of how to find information on US Navy personnel within the Naval History and Heritage Command and other government institutions. 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. [8], (Pilot) Failed to return from combat over Warmwell in Hurricane P3200, thought to have crashed into the sea. There are many resources available in the command; however, the information may be varied due to the era in which the resource was created. 127.13 Still Pictures (General) 1870-1981 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. Scrambled in bad weather against Messerschmitts. He married Mary Ann Clisby in 1941. George Leonard Pugh: From: Medina County, Ohio: Death: August 2, 1945: War: World War II: Branch: US Army: Rank: Second Lieutenant: Group: 135th Field Artillery, 83rd Infantry Division: Cause: Hostile, Killed in Action: Awarded ★ KIFA 15 October 1942. [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. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Includes men and women, foreign scouts and nationals, etc. Born Dublin, Ireland. 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. Died 24 April 2004 in Katowice, buried in Kraków. All three men were interrogated, tortu… Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Source: Troopships of World War II by Roland W. Charles, published by the Army Transportation Association, Washington, D.C., 1947. E. A. Shipman & A. Harris on 17 October 1939;[28], Surname also spelt "Batcheloe" – CWGC website. The outside of the monument is lined with bronze plaques listing all the Allied airmen who took part in the Battle. Updated. A submariner in World War II – George Leonard Mason (1913-1943) Leave a reply. 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. George was a World War II Veteran and a survivor of Iwo Jima. [7], More recently, the Battle of Britain Monument on the Victoria Embankment in London was unveiled on 18 September 2005 by Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Commissioned May 1938; relinquished commission April 1965, Born Chorley, Lancashire, 20 June 1905. Born 1915. George Leonard "Red" Coberly, a 68-year resident of Ventura County and a 50-year resident of Thousand Oaks, passed away Dec. 27, 2005, in Thousand Oaks. Assigned to the SRD's Dutch section as a radio operator, Siffleet was promoted sergeant in May 1943. Shot down 9 July 1941. Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers. William F. Mayer WW1 76. A bar is added to the ribbon for holders of the DSO who received a second award. Leonard George Siffleet (14 January 1916 – 24 October 1943) was an Australian commando of World War II. A decoration of France awarded for very meritorious conduct with the. Born Worksop, Notts., 19 May 1920; Released from RAF as Squadron Leader, Jan 1946. Born in Gunnedah, New South Wales, he joined the Second Australian Imperial Force in 1941, and by 1943 had reached the rank of sergeant. No more was heard from them after early October. Veterans born in kyogle, NSW Browse through names to find men and women who served in the Australian Army, Navy, Airforce and Nurses during World War Two and were born in kyogle-NSW. Commissioned from Warrant Officer to Flt in February 1943 – Died 1993, Awarded for ten years' efficient service in the Royal Auxiliary Air Force. Awarded for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire. D.O.B 4 May 1919, WIA 11 September 1940; Died 19 September 1940. 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. [4] The Roll of Honour within the Chapel contains the names of 1,497 pilots and aircrew killed or mortally wounded during the Battle. ★ He served with honor in the United States Navy. [1][3] Allotted to a signals company based at Ingleburn, New South Wales, he was reported absent without leave on two occasions; he was by this time engaged to Clarice Lane. KIA 20 February 1945, by then a Gp Capt, buried in Toronto, Canada. Retired Feb 1959 as Wing Commander; died 2 September 2010, KIFA 1 July 1942 (Killed by inexperienced pilot). Armed force / branch. [5], Nothing was done officially, however, to define the qualifications for the classification of a Battle of Britain airman until 9 November 1960. George was the youngest son of … of the A.I.F., young and competent",[5] Siffleet joined a party led by Sergeant H. N. Staverman of the Royal Netherlands Navy, which included two Ambonese privates, H. Pattiwal and M. Reharing. Andrew Morton Civil War 80. [1][4] He joined Z Special Unit in October and was transferred to Cairns in Far North Queensland for further operational training. Retired RAF (Wg Cdr) 1966. KIA 10 July 1940; First Casualty of the Battle of Britain, Born Grimsby, 31 August 1920. World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM. .....Click for picture 3049 : George N. Seger 1939 : George P. Garrison 2525 : George P. McKay 1045 : George Poindexter 2807 : George Pomutz 2194 : George Popham 2657 : George R. Holmes 2395 : George R. Poole 0259 : George Read 0448 : George Rogers Clark Awarded for personal service to the sovereign, Awarded to an individual who "has demonstrated deeds of valour and courage on the field of battle.". Chester Miller WW1 79. George L. Leonard, 93, of Owensboro, passed away April 2, 2019 at Owensboro Center. George served on the submarine HMS Turbulent during World War II and was declared dead after the submarine went missing while out on patrol in 1943. Highest Polish military award for courage in the face of the enemy. Service number. [7] Chikao has been variously reported as having died before the end of the war, and as having been captured and sentenced to be hanged, with his sentence subsequently commuted to 10 years' imprisonment. Shot down in combat over, WIA 31 August 1940; Died 7 February 1941 (Pilot). [1][2] The officer who executed Siffleet, Yasuno Chikao, ordered a private to photograph him in the act. George was a [1][3] Described by Commander Eric Feldt, director of the Coastwatchers, as "the best type of N.C.O. Retired from the RAF at the rank of Air Cdre. Red, as he was known to family and friends, was After fourteen years of research Flt Lt Holloway had 2,946 names on the list. 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. John Arbuthnott 564104 aged 26. On 12 October was shot down in Hurricane V2798 in combat with Me109's over Dungeness. The son of an itinerant worker of Dutch ancestry,[1][2] his siblings included a sister and two brothers. Robert Dixon, '607 Squadron: A Shade of Blue'. This became the Battle of Britain Chapel at Westminster Abbey, which was unveiled by King George VI on 10 July 1947. The History Press 2008. The Memorial, unveiled by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother on 9 July 1993, shares the site with the Christopher Foxley-Norris Memorial Wall on which a complete list of "The Few" is engraved. Posted to M Special Unit of the Services Reconnaissance Department, Siffleet was on a mission in Papua New Guinea when he and two Ambonesecompanions were captured by partisan tribesmen and handed over to the Japanese. Both were captured and reported as killed, but Pattiwal later escaped and rejoined Siffleet and Reharing. [2][3], Staverman's reconnaissance group commenced its mission in north-east New Guinea in July, trekking across mountainous terrain through August and September. 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. 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. John A. Boret, CBE, MC, AFC, who commanded 41 Squadron from May 1933 – Mar 1937; remembered on Panel 7 of the Runnymede Memorial. This site is a searchable archive for World War II era Army enlistment records, generally spanning the years 1938 - 1946. He moved across to M Special Unit the same month to take part in a mission to set up a coastwatching station in the hills behind Hollandia in Netherlands New Guinea. Joined 257 Squadron on 17 May 1940. Army AWMM. Conrad Lehman Spanish American 70. Dubious noises about the national debt | Opinion | avpress.com pilots of 302 died in just one sortie hitting the ground: Borowski, Carter, Wapniarek, Zukowski. 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. 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. Relinquished commission, Jul 1956, retaining Flt Lt; became Doctor; died 1997, KIA 18 October 1940. Elmer R. Mayer 75. not during combat, For details of RAF rank abbreviations, see, For details of FAA rank abbreviations, see. Index to the General Orders of the 398th Infantry Regiment, in World War II by Brandon T. Wiegand, Paperback, 107 pages. Despite positive identification in 1945 of Siffleet as the soldier pictured, the image continues on occasion to be misidentified as Newton by some sources. George Leonard Hill; Canadian Virtual War Memorial George Leonard Hill. KIA 30 September 1940 Spitfire crashed on Alnmouth Beach due to a flying accident. Of these airmen, 537 were killed during the Battle or later died of wounds received. Commissioned June 1941; retired Aug 1970; died October 2003. KIA 16 October 1941: Hit by AA over Flushing, NL, whilst serving with 615 Sqdn. [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. George Leonard WW1 71. KIA 10 September 1940 (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner), Born Burslem, Staffordshire, 13 March 1913. World War II training films and films of combat in the South Pacific, 1939-45 (21 reels). 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