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Arthur Messer's war experience

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posted on 2024-06-05, 18:21 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

My father, Arthur Messer, was awarded the Military Cross for service in the Royal Artillery in World War 2. He landed on Juno Beach on 7th June 1944, and fought in France, Belgium and Germany. He liberated the town of Saint-Pierre-en-Port near Fecamp.


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Several documents, letters from Dwight Eisenhower, details of Military Cross award, letter from George VI, newspaper articles etc.

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Arthur Mansfield Messer

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Janet McNeill

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Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

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