MG043(P) Lieut. Denis Boiteux-Buchanan M.C.

$59.00

Description

Known to his brother officers as ?Bucky? this officer had seen a fair bit of action before Arnhem including being captured and successfully escaping from both the Germans and the Italians! He jumped into Arnhem with the rest of 2 Para on 17 September, 1944 as Battalion Intelligence Officer. He was often in the thick of the fighting with Lieut.Col.Frost and sadly was killed in the final hours of the battle at the bridge on 20 September. He is buried at Oosterbeek War Cemetery in Arnhem. Here we show him kneeling studying the deteriorating situation.