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My uncle, Stoker First Class Norman Arthington from Barrow Hill. Killed by the sinking of HMS Cornwall in April 1942 by a Japanese air attack in the Indian Ocean.

There was no radar on the Cornwall........

HMS Dorsetshire and Cornwall under heavy air attack by Japanese carrier aircraft on 5 April 1942. Photographed from a Japanese aircraft.

The Book.

Turns of Fate. The Drama of HMS Cornwall 1939-1942.

Written by the BBC War Correspondent Ken Dimbleby who was onboard at the time of the sinking.

ISBN 0-7183-0523-X (1984)

neil@oldminer.co.uk
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