Sunday, July 17, 2016
War-Daddy & Rad!
Tank aces American and Canadian.
I would be remiss not to mention those TANK ACES of the Western Allies during the Second World War.
1. Lafayette G. Pool. American. War-Daddy!
"Lafayette G. Pool . . . was an American tank-crew and tank-platoon commander in World War II and is widely recognized as the US tank ace of aces credited with over 1,000 kills [enemy soldiers killed], 250 German prisoners of war taken, 12 confirmed tank kills and 258 total armoured vehicle and self-propelled gun kills, all of which took place in a combat career that covered only 81 days in action from 27 June to 15 September 1944"
2. Sydney Valpy Radley-Walters. Canadian. "Rad".
"Sydney Valpy Radley-Walters CMM, DSO, MC, CD, nicknamed 'Rad' . . . was a tank commander in the Canadian Army."
"By the end of the war, he was the top tank ace, the ace of aces of the western Allies (and therefore, of Canada), with a total of 18 tank kills and many other armoured vehicles."
Destroyed enemy vehicles in both cases not confined to merely tanks. Soft-skinned vehicles, anti-tank guns, self-propelled guns and artillery also! Very outstanding combat records for both men.