Jump to content
InquilineKea

World War II Veterans

Recommended Posts

3 hours ago, charon said:


 

** she's more prolific than me at contact tbf, and I've had zero contact with one bro in 12 years, and the other in 18. No grief, just not got around to it.

That is fucking sad you sad man. You should get around to contacting them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 13/09/2018 at 21:08, charon said:

 

 

Lolled at this on fb today.

 

12187784_10205665871061337_3573496723733

 

 

 

Aye ye murdering Nazi fucker, I'm sure thousands of surviving civilians in France and Germany really want you to see Xmas.

 

Absolute scumball.

 

 

Only went to social media after that picture sat on Tinder for three weeks without a swipe in the right direction

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Richard Brookins, a World War II veteran remembered for having dressed as Saint Nicholas on December 5, 1944 to bring joy to kids in Luxembourg, has died.  He was 96.  Brookins was featured in the 2015 documentary 'The American St. Nick', which saw him travel back to Luxembourg.  His notoriety led him to be inducted into the International Santa Claus Hall of Fame. (Yes, such a thing exists.)

 

http://www.wxxinews.org/post/remembering-richard-brookins-american-st-nick

 

https://www.santaclaushall.com/2016-inductees/richard-brookins/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 26/07/2018 at 05:12, charon said:

Could go in many threads, but in here she goes.

 

Anne Olivier Bell at 102.

 

Was the widow of Quentin Bell, part of the Bloomsbury Group and mother to Virginia Nicholson and Cressida Bell.

 

 

Was part of the Monuments Men crowd, who tried to get back the Art stolen by Adolf.

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jul/19/anne-olivier-bell-obituary

 

 

 

Another of the last living Monuments Men, Harry L. Ettlinger, dead at 92.

 

Not yet updated for Ettlinger's death, but the Monuments Men Foundation website helpfully notes the remaining survivors:

 

  • Richard M. Barancik (b. 1924)
  • Nicholas Defino (b. 1924)
  • Motoko Fujishiro Huthwaite (b. 1927)
  • Rouben Sami (b. 1921)
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Last survivor of WWII raid on Rome’s Jewish Ghetto dies

 

he last survivor of the 1943 Nazi raid on the Rome Ghetto, in which more than 1,000 Jews were taken away to concentration camps, has died aged 91, the Italian Jewish community said Friday.

 

Lello Di Segni was 16 years old when he was seized with his parents and three younger siblings in the round-up during the first weeks of occupation by the Third Reich’s troops.

 

 

(Okay, no veteran but WW2.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

TWO opportunities today to populate the 'last of the mohicans' thread....gone.  *shrugs* what can you do?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Sir Creep said:

TWO opportunities today to populate the 'last of the mohicans' thread....gone.  *shrugs* what can you do?

Get on with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, Sir Creep said:

TWO opportunities today to populate the 'last of the mohicans' thread....gone.  *shrugs* what can you do?

If it helps, I'd posted Lello Di Segni in the thread 'The Ones That Got Away' on Friday, prior to it showing up here.    

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Harry Leslie Smith, a bit of a twitter celeb who I follow, seems to be in his final  hours at 95. He was tweeting until 10 hours ago when he said he had to go to hospital,now his son has taken over his account and says he is in serious condition, not  looking good. . Very sad if he does go. He is proof positive that wisdom comes from age ! https://twitter.com/Harryslaststand

  • Sad 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oldest Pearl Harbour survivor Ray Chavez has died aged 106.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, time said:

Oldest Pearl Harbour survivor Ray Chavez has died aged 106.

 

 

Was on my Easter Deadpool last year.  RIP

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Peter Gouldstone at 98.

 

On most folks lists for next year I'd have thought after getting a severe doing in a burglary last month.

 

Obits all over the place.

 

https://www.itv.com/news/2018-12-01/second-world-war-veteran-98-dies-after-violent-robbery-at-home/

 

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To be fair,  HW Bush should go here as well.  He was decorated fighter pilot at the end of WWII.  Respect.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Twitter reporting the death of Flt Lt Bob Hughes 23 Squadron

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 01/12/2018 at 17:05, Skinny kiltrunner said:

To be fair,  HW Bush should go here as well.  He was decorated fighter pilot at the end of WWII.  Respect.

 

 

?

 

All pilots, indeed folk who served, were "decorated".

 

Still a cunt tho, and begat a stupider one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Bibliogryphon said:

Twitter reporting the death of Flt Lt Bob Hughes 23 Squadron


And for the benefit of everyone who can't mind read, Flt Lt W. R. K. Hughes was one of the last surviving airmen of the Battle of Britain.

Brings the number down to just seven.

All guaranteed obits now I would think.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


And for the benefit of everyone who can't mind read, Flt Lt W. R. K. Hughes was one of the last surviving airmen of the Battle of Britain.

Brings the number down to just seven.

All guaranteed obits now I would think.

Here's my post from earlier this year:

 

On ‎20‎/‎07‎/‎2018 at 02:03, YoungWillz said:

With the loss of Tom Neil and Geoffrey Wellum, of the surviving Few of the Battle of Britain there seem to remain:

 

Flt Lt William Terence Clark (b. 1919)

Wg Cmdr John "Tim" Elkington (b. 1920)

Wg Cmdr Paul Farnes (b. 1918)

Sqn Ldr John Stewart Hart (b. 1916)

Flt Lt William Robert Kent Hughes (b. ??)

Flt Lt Maurice Mounsdon (b. c1918)

 

Looks like I missed Hemingway and McInnes.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And the other Nationalities in the BoB are included in that list?

Or just Brit? Or Allied? Or including Axis?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, charon said:

And the other Nationalities in the BoB are included in that list?

Or just Brit? Or Allied? Or including Axis?

I think we had The Few, the Germans had the Fuhrer.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

I think we had The Few, the Germans had the Fuhrer.

 

Lol.

 

Or they had the Jews, we had the jurers.

 

Point being, if this is only one lot of the survivors of the BoB, it seems a bit "Yankish" behaviour to be honest.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, charon said:

 

Lol.

 

Or they had the Jews, we had the jurers.

 

Point being, if this is only one lot of the survivors of the BoB, it seems a bit "Yankish" behaviour to be honest.


Good question. This site is a useful. Seems there were 2937 airmen altogether. 2342 were Brits. 595 were from other nations, so about 20% (if you click on a country it gives you a profile of each airman). Given that the fate of some is still unknown there is a chance that there may be more than 7 surviving Airmen out there but chances are becoming pretty slim now.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×

Important Information

Your use of this forum is subject to our Terms of Use