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Danckwerts, Peter Victor

Date of birth:
October 14th, 1916 (Southsea, Hampshire, Great Britain)
Date of death:
October 25th, 1984 (Cambridge, Great Britain)
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sub-Lieutenant (Sub-lieutenant)
Unit:
Bomb Disposal Team, H.M.S. President, Royal Navy
Awarded on:
December 20th, 1940
Action:
Posted as Bomb Disposal Officer to the Port of London Authority and defused bombs and mines during the Blitz, often for long periods and at great risk. Received his award for a bomb disposal in London, Great Britain in 1940.
George Cross
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Lieutenant
Unit:
Combined Operations Headquarters, War Office, British Government
Action:
"For gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty."
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

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