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Staff Sergeant Rupert Solomon Eudy MM

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Medal - Chindits Awards

Brigade

16 Inf

Division

3 Ind

Unit

United States Army Air Force, No. 1 Air Commando, Light Plane Force

Date of Recommendation

17 Apr 44

Regtl. No.

18217155

Rank and Name

Staff Sergeant Rupert Solomon Eudy

Action for which recommended -

On 13 April 19444 Sjt EUDY was pilot of a light aircraft engaged in evacuating 3 Gurkha wounded from HENU, BURMA. Four miles west of HENU the engine failed and the machine crashed in the jungle. JAPANESE infested the area. Sjt Eudy proceeded to help the wounded back to HENU. One man only was able to walk and to assist Sjt EUDY to carry the other two in turn. At one point Sjt EUDY left all three in hiding while he went back to the nearest water to fill their water bottles. The last two miles of the hazardous journey was across open paddy fields and were within (..illegible..) of the British positions when an air raid took place. The party was finally seen by a friendly villager who reported it to HENU, where a patrol was sent to help Sjt EUDY's party to safety.
(....illegible....) spread over period of many hours at great risk to himself.

(Signed) B.E. Fergusson

Recommended By

Brig B.E. Fergusson DSO


Honour or Reward

Military Medal

Signed By

General G. Giffard
Commander-in-Chief 11 Army Group

W.J.Slim Lieut-Gen
G.O.C-in-Chief, Fourteenth Army

(London Gazette - Not Announced)



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