TITLE

Kiwi Grenade Launcher

AUTHOR(S)
Zabecki, David T.
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Military History;May/Jun2008, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features New Zealand Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham, the commonwealth's most highly decorated combat soldier of World War II. He was one of just three soldiers ever to have earned a Victoria Cross and Bar. He led a nighttime assault of Maacute;leme airfield in Crete, Greece in May 1941. He rushed a German machine-gun position, lobbing grenades and finishing off holdouts with his pistol. After the war, he returned to sheep farming and died on November 24, 1994.
ACCESSION #
31706806

 

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