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Lindsay Boy Met Buckner In Alaska
Mr. W. Barnsley, 72 Melbourne St. W. Lindsay, advised The Post to-day that while reading a book written by Joseph Driscoll, entitled
War Discovers Alaska, he noticed the name of Major General Sidney Buckner Jr., who was recently killed while observing operations on Okinawa.
Mr. Barnsley reports that while he was at an R.C.A.F. group party one night in 1943, he had the honour of shaking hands with Gen. Buckner.
It is interesting to note the following quotation from the book which was made by Gen. Buckner, to Joseph Driscoll, National Correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune, Gen. Buckner said,
I don't believe in passive warfare. There are two ways of dealing with a snake, one is to sit still and wait for it to strike, the other way is to bash the snake's head in and put it out of commission. That is what I favour.
Major Gen. Buckner was 58 years of age when he was killed.
- Media Type:
- Genealogical Resource
- Item Types:
- Lindsay Post
- Date of Publication:
- 20 Jun 1945
- Personal Name(s):
- Sidney Buckner Jr. ; Joseph Driscoll ; Warry Barnsley
- World War II Service Files
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