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Old 24-02-2015, 10:44 PM   #170
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US Marine Sgt Wallace...

Marine Samuel Wallace B Division ( "Coalfish") born 24.9.1913 Dublin son of Samuel and Ellen.. Wallace and Ewart-Executed in Paris 12th December 1942 - Plymouth Naval Memorial,Devon,England Panel 102 Column 2-Dear Heather, I trust it won’t be necessary to have this sent to you but since I don’t know the outcome of this little adventure, I thought I’d leave this note behind..Yours for ever, Bob, chin up Sweetheart...
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At 7.17 pm on December 7, 1942, His Majesty’s Submarine Tuna surfaced off the coast of Occupied France near the mouth of the River Gironde.. The Bay of Biscay was kind that night, the sea oily calm under starlight..The tranquility of the scene emphasised the sub’s vulnerability.. A flash of searchlight or gunfire and she would have to dive immediately.. Major Herbert “Blondie” Hasler of the Royal Marines agreed that, yes, it was time to go.. The deck was soon alive with commandos and sailors preparing to launch six canoes stored below.. Cockles, they were called, two-man collapsible canvas boats, hopefully more robust than they looked...

The Gironde boasts a fierce tidal race, a wall of water sweeping periodically down the estuary.. Shortly after the start of the operation, it claimed the first casualty, the canoe Coalfish, crewed by Sgt Samuel Wallace and Marine Robert Ewart.. After capsizing, they swam ashore and gave themselves up to a German unit.. Conger was next to capsize when a second tidal race hit the frail little flotilla se7en hours into the operation.. Her crew, Cpl George Sheard and Marine David Moffatt, were left clinging on to the sterns of Catfish, crewed by Hasler and Sparks, and Cuttlefish.. Hasler spent a precious hour pulling the 2 men towards the shore, but the mission took precedence...


WALLACE, Peter E, Marine, PLY/X 3702, Repulse, 29 January 1942, UK..

WALLACE, Gordon, Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 66141, Belmont, 31 January, ship loss..

WALLACE, Bruce M T, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, Unicity, 31 January, ship loss, killed..

WALLACE, Thomas, Marine, PLY/X 100720, Sultan, (ex-Prince of Wales), 16 February , Singapore evacuation..

WALLACE, Alexander, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 75525, Dragonfly, 16 February ..

WALLACE, John, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 75404, P.38, submarine, 23 February , ship loss..

WALLACE, Henry N, Able Seaman, C/JX 195671, Electra, 27 February 1942, ship loss..

WALLACE, Walter D, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 193242, Thurso Bank, steamship, (President III, O/P), 22 March..

WALLACE, Lawrence F, Motor Mechanic, C/MX 68875, ML.268, 28 March 1942, ship loss, missing..

WALLACE, William C, Convoy Telegraphist, V/17063 (RCNVR), River Afton, steamship, (President III, O/P), 5 July..

WALLACE, Samuel, Marine, PO/X 102898, Cairo, 12 August , ship loss..

WALLACE, Clifford D, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RCNVR, Quebec, 19 August 1942, Dieppe Raid, operation Jubilee..

WALLACE, Samuel, Sergeant, RM, PLY/X 665, Boom Patrol, 8 December, executed..

WALLACE, Robert, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 335199, Blean, 11 December , ship loss..

WALLACE, Wilbert C, Ordinary Seaman, V/24983 (RCNVR), Avalon (RCN), 12 December , fire, killed..

WALLACE, Jack, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 335788, Achates, 31 December 1942, ship loss..


Into the unkown: the mission as portrayed in 'The Cockleshell Heroes' 1955..

Gironde is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution..Gironde is well known for the Côte d'Argent beach which is Europe's longest, attracting many surfers to Lacanau each year.. It is also the birthplace of Jacques-Yves Cousteau who studied the sea and all forms of life in water..



Here & Now Telly Song Ludwig + Jacques Cousteau...

Wallace Leslie William Sargent (February 15, 1935 – October 29, 2012) was a British-born American astronomer..He was often known as Wal Sargent.. Although he became a U.S. citizen, he was born in Elsham, England..He received his Ph.D. in 1959 from Manchester University before coming to work at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) where he worked ever after, excepting an absence of 4 years during which he claims to have had to go back to England to find himself a wife, Anneila Sargent..Sargent was known for his studies of quasar absorption lines.. He was the Ira S. Bowen Professor of Astronomy at Caltech. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1981..The policy-ineffectiveness proposition (PIP) is a new classical theory proposed in 75 by Thomas J. Sargent and Neil Wallace based upon the theory of rational expectations, which posits that monetary policy cannot systematically manage the levels of output and employment in the economy..The post-war displacement of Keynesianism was a series of events which from mostly unobserved beginnings in the late 1940s, had by the early 1980s led to the replacement of Keynesian economics as the leading theoretical influence on economic life in the developed world. Similarly, the allied discipline known as Development economics was largely displaced as the guiding influence on economic policies adopted by developing nations...

A Marine from western Pennsylvania has been killed in Afghanistan..Carol Wallace says her son, 25-year-old Sgt. David Wallace, of Sharpsville, was killed by an IED on Tuesday in the Helmand Province..The Department of Defense says 23-year-old Sgt..Trevor J. Johnson, Forsyth, Mont was also killed.. Both were assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C..Wallace says her son was a combat engineer whose duties included removing and exploding bombs, conducting searches, working on vehicles and construction projects..Wallace leaves behind a wife, Erica, from Jacksonville, N.C., a stepson, Landon, 5, and a daughter, Brooklyn, 2..He was 2002 graduate of Sharpsville High School...

At 7 am the first of the mines exploded on the Alabama, the last went off at 1 pm.. The damage inflicted on the ships was quite severe, The Dresden sank with holes in her outer plating and propeller shaft.. The Portland was badly holed and damaged by fire.. The Tannenfels was also badly damaged causing her to list badly.. The Alabama, Portland and Tannenfels were patched by divers and made it to dry dock for repairs, there were two other ships attacked but the damage to them was never discovered..The two remaining crews now headed down river to scuttle their canoes and make their escape overland to Spain and back to Britain...
http://www.rma-highlands.org.uk/frankton.htm
http://projects.militarytimes.com/va...ce-iii/3924733
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/w...h-at-last.html
http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCasAlpha1939-45Wa.htm
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...6&postcount=10It's just that I'm a professional Marine..I don't like temporary officers..It may not be the right way, or the Marine way, or the professional way, but it is my way and that's the way I want it...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=426

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