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Hasler, Herbert George "Blondie"

Date of birth:
February 27th, 1914 (Dublin/Dublin, Ireland)
Date of death:
May 5th, 1987
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Promotions:
September 1st, 1932: Proby. 2nd Lieutenant;
September 1st, 1935: Proby. Lieutenant;
?: Captain;
March 7th, 1941: Acting Major;
June 30th, 1943: Brevet Major;
December 13th, 1943: Acting Lieutenant-Colonel;
September 29th, 1947: Acting Major (seniority March 11th, 1941);
December 31st, 1947: Major.

Career:
?: Commanding Officer, Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment, Royal Marines;
April 24th, 1944 - July 1945: Commanding Officer, Detachment 385, Small Operations Group (SOG);
16 juni 1948: Retired.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
Royal Marines, Combined Operations Headquarters, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
July 11th, 1940
Received in recognition of distinguished services during the War.

LG 34893/4245.
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
Royal Marines, Combined Operations Headquarters, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
September 26th, 1940
Received for services in and near Narvik.

LG 34953/5710.
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Major
Unit:
Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment, Combined Operations Headquarters, War Office, British Government
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1943
Awarded for:
Operation Frankton
For his part in Operation Frankton as Commanding Officer Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment and vrew member of Cockle (Kanoo) "Catfish" (together with William Edward Sparks).

LG 36072/2946.
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

Sources

  • Photo 1: Royal Navy photo
  • - The London Gazette of 2nd September 1932, Issue 33860
    - The London Gazette of 3rd September 1935, Issue 34195
    - Supplement to The London Gazette of 9th July 1940, Issue 34893, dated 11th July 1940
    - Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 24th September 1940, Issue 34953, dated 26th September 1940
    - The London Gazette of 18th March 1941, Issue 35110
    - Third Supplement to The London Gazette of 25th June 1943, Issue 36072, dated 29th June 1943
    - The London Gazette of 6th July 1943, Issue 36082
    - The London Gazette of 24th December 1943, Issue 36300
    - The London Gazette of 21st October 1947, Issue 38104
    - The London Gazette of 6th January 1948, Issue 38170
    - The London Gazette of 9th July 1948, Issue 38348

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