Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Honored Allies Wednesday: John W. Linton (United Kingdom)

"From the outbreak of war until H.M.S. Turbulent's last patrol, Commander Linton was constantly in command of submarines, and during that time inflicted great damage on the enemy.  He sank one cruiser, one destroyer, one u-boat, twenty-eight supply ships, some 100,000 tons in all, and destroyed three trains by gun-fire.  In his last year he spent two hundred and fifty-four days at sea, submerged for nearly half the time, and his ship was hunted thirteen times and had two hundred and fifty depth charges, aimed at her.  His many and brilliant successes were due to his constant activity and skill, and the daring which never failed him when there was an enemy to be attacked."
From Com. Linton's Victoria Cross citation, awarded on 25 May 1943.
A other bold ally,

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