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The last New Zealand born Battle of Britain fighter pilot, Squadron Leader Keith Lawrence, died June 2 at the age of 96. He also fought in the Battle of Malta. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2016/06/28/squadron-leader-keith-lawrence-...
From the obituary: "As a proud member of the Greatest Generation, he served his country during World War II, having enlisted in 1943 at the age of nineteen. He served with the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team in the European theater of operation. His campaigns included: Rome-Arno, the airborne invasion of southern France, the Rhineland, the Battle of the Bulge and Central Europe. His 517th Regiment earned and was awarded the Presidential Citation for serving above and beyond the line of duty. Later he was assigned to the 505th regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division which was among the first American occupation troops in Berlin. He was awarded the purple heart medal, bronze star medal and five silver stars for each campaign as well as a combat infantryman's badge."
For more background on the the units and campaigns mentioned above you might start with the documentary film The 517th PRCT: A Cut Above.
Stewart Cooney, a 95-year-old WWII veteran, formerly Royal Artillery, fought in Egypt, Sicily, and the Battle of Monte Cassino, died June 2016.
Don't know how to copy links on my smartphone, but the obit is in today's Grauniad.
A Scottish veteran pilot who helped to sink the Bismarck during World War Two has died at the age of 97.
Lt Cdr John "Jock" Moffat was credited with launching the torpedo that crippled the German warship in 1941.