Monday, January 20, 2014

Jan

20

1944

Lieutenant Horwood draws Japanese fire – earns VC

The Arakan Campaign January 1943 - May 1945: An Indian soldier using smoke grenades to clear Japanese troops from bunkers in the Maungdaw hills.

Throughout that day he lay in an exposed position which had been completely bared of cover by concentrated air bombing and effectively shot his own mortars and those of a half troop of another unit while the company was manoeuvring to locate the exact position of the enemy bunkers and machine-gun nests