I have just discovered a link between the subject of this blog, Lt Dennis Levitt DSC and HMS Indefatigable, and another great interest which is The Gurkhas.
In the book The Gurkhas by John Parker is a section about Major Donald Macintyre. Major Macintyre won a Victoria Cross for an action against the Lushai in the India in 1872. He had 3 sons. 1 followed him in the Gurkhas, 1 in the Royal Naval Air Service and the third son became Captain of HMS INDEFATIGABLE in the Pacific. Though this was not at the time of Levitt it is, nonetheless, an interesting link.
The Distinguished Service Cross Medal Group
ttandm4h are delighted to have recently acquired this important and rare DSC group.
A Second World War Fleet Air Arm operations D.S.C. group of five attributed to Lieutenant (A.) D. Levitt, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, a Firefly pilot who was decorated for his part in five strikes against the Tirpitz in July-August 1944: just a few days after being notified of his award, he was killed in action over Palembang in January 1945 – but not before himself shooting down a Japanese Oscar.
Medals are as follows:
Distinguished Service Cross, G.VI.R., hallmarks for London 1945, the reverse officially dated ‘1945’ and privately inscribed, ‘Lt. Dennis Levitt’, in its Garrard & Co. case of issue;
War Medal 1939-45,
The Arctic Star is obviously not the genuine article and has been recently added to complete the group.
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