GRAY, Robert Hampton  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Gray, Robert Hampton
Date of birth:  November 2nd, 1917 (Trail, British Columbia, Canada)
Date of death:  August 9th, 1945 (Honshu, Japan)
Nationality:  Canadian
     
     
VICTORIA CROSS
Rank: Lieutenant
Unit: Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, 1841 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm
Received on: 1 February 1946
Action: On August 9, 1945 Lieutenant Gray led an attack on a Japanese torpedo hunter at Onagawa Wan, Honshu, Japan. In spite of the violent fire from the coast batteries and from five naval ships he continued the attack by flying at a low altitude, to try to avoid this hostile fire. In spite of these avoiding maneuvers his plane was nevertheless hit. Lieutenant Gray touched wounded by this action. But before he crashed into the sea he nevertheless hit the torpedo hunter, how these sunk immediately.
Details: Lieutenant Gray’s Victoria Cross is publicly displayed at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Canada.
Robert Hampton Gray, Onagawa Bay, Japan.
Name on Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia, Canada.
 
     
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Victoria Cross Reference
- The Register of the Victoria Cross - published by This Engeland 1997 - ISBN 0906324270
- Special thanks to Iain Stewart from The History of the Victoria Cross
   
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