Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Jun

27

1942

Adam Wakenshaw mans his gun to the end

A 2-pdr anti-tank gun being manned by members of 2nd Rifle Brigade, 24 March 1942.

About 5.15am, the German infantry attacked supported by tanks and artillery. As they advanced, a tracked vehicle towing a light gun came to within close range of Private Wakenshaw’s anti-tank gun. The 2-pounder gun opened fire and a direct hit on the vehicle’s engine stopped it dead.