SAS Bennett, Robert (Bob)

Amphibious Assault: First Wave on Guam and Okinawa
by George R Aspley & Samuel Aspley
Secret Days
By ASA Briggs

John Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Bennett
  • FORENAME
Robert (Bob)
  • UNIT
L Detachment SAS
  • RANK
Lance Sergeant
  • NUMBER
2617533
  • AWARD
Military Medal
  • PLACE
North Africa 1942
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit 6 Bn Grenadier Guards
resided London
former 8 Commando
L Detachment SAS 1941-42 (Pte-L/Sgt)
1 SAS (A Squadron) 1942-43 (Sgt)
Special Raiding Squadron 1943 (Sgt)
1 SAS (D Squadron - SSM) 1944-45 (WO II)
awarded Greek War Cross 1950
22 SAS 1951-62
 

CITATION:

Military Medal : Dec 1941 This NCO, in the second raid on TAMET Aerodrome, showed the highest qualities of determination. Although silhouetted against the light of burning aircraft and thus easily visible to the enemy, he continued his task in the face of heavy fire from automatic weapons, until demolition charges had been placed on all aircraft. On completing his task he managed to shoot his way clear of the aerodrome. This NCO has successfully participated in five other raids.

It is requested that no details should be published of these operations owing to their secrecy.

WEB LINKS:

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7369581

NATIONAL ARCHIVES:

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7369581
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