John Herbert Huntley, RN
|Born||29 Jul 1900|
Retired: 29 Jul 1950
Warship Commands listed for John Herbert Huntley, RN
|HMS Flamingo (L 18 / U 18)||Cdr.||Sloop||29 Sep 1939||Mar 1941|
|HMS Tracker (D 24)||A/Capt.||Escort Carrier||17 Jan 1944||Oct 1945 ?|
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Sloop HMS Flamingo (L 18 / U 18)
21 Sep 1940
The British tanker Invershannon is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-99 480 nautical miles west of Bloody Foreland in position 55°40'N, 22°04'W. 17 survivors were later picked up by the British sloop HMS Flamingo (Cdr. J.H. Huntley, RN) and 15 survivors were picked up by the British ASW trawler HMS Fandango (T/Lt. F.C. Hopkins, RNVR).
Escort Carrier HMS Tracker (D 24)
3 Apr 1944 (position 73.44, 27.12)
German U-boat U-288 was sunk in the Barents Sea east of Bear Island, in position 73°44'N, 27°12'E, by depth charges and rockets from a Swordfish (819 Sqn FAA) and an Avenger/Wildcat team (846 Sqn FAA) of the British escort carriers HMS Activity and HMS Tracker.
For the following sequence of photographs that show U-288 being attacked shortly before sinking we would like to thank David Tolley who's father Raymond Tolley was an Air Artificer aboard HMS Tracker during that time.
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