An addition to the Roll of Honour

Several readers commented on our war heroes especially the Roll of Honour on the cover. In answer to a common question, there were no American War Dead listed as there didn't appear to have been any. However, Tom Blinks has found one American serviceman who lost his life and would like to have him remembered too.

David Allan Blinks was born in Lisbon, Linn, Iowa, USA in 1925. He was the eldest child of Albert Cowan Blinks (1901-1972) and Emily Emerson (1898-1991) and the grandson of Frank W. Blinks (1867-1941) and Sarah E. Cowan (1869-1945). His siblings were: Charles Lewis, John Thomas, Joan Elizabeth and Mary Ann.

David was killed in action on 4 February, 1945 in Simmerath, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. His name has been added to our Roll of Honour.

Tom Blinks
East Sussex, UK