ww2dbaseAlan Chanter was born in London in 1947. Enlisting in the British Army in 1967, Alan saw service in Germany and Northern Ireland and visited Berlin and Cyprus. Rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant, he was twice introduced to members of the Royal Family and awarded both the General Service Medal with clasp for Northern Ireland and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Retiring from the Army in 1989, Alan took employment in a factory manufacturing components for machine tools until his job became redundant in 2002.
ww2dbaseAlways interested in History (particularly that relating to the Military), in 2001 Alan began writing short items for a number of History-based Internet Newsgroups. Whilst unemployed this developed into some rather lengthier essays.
ww2dbaseAlan now resides in Lincoln (founded by the Romans) and is married with three adult children. He is currrently employed, part-time, as a driver for a local Taxi company.
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Timeline ContributionsAlan Chanter has also contributed 3,121 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.» 28 Mar 1944: German and Romanian forces began the evacuation of Odessa, Ukraine.
» 21 Jan 1943: Adolf Hitler told Ambassador Hiroshi Oshima that he would welcome Japanese assistance in defeating Russia. Read More
» 14 Aug 1941: The Soviet transport ship Sibir, carrying 2,500 wounded soldiers from Estonia, was bombed by German aircraft. There were few survivors.
» 21 Jul 1940: The German Army High Command submitted a plan to Adolf Hitler for an operation in the Baltic States and the Ukraine.
» 11 Feb 1944: In the Indian Ocean the German supply ship, Charlotte Schliemann, was sighted by a Catalina aircraft while refuelling submarine U-532. The submarine dived but on resurfacing was unable to find her supply ship.
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Thomas Dodd, late 1945