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Australia: DSM WWII group of 6 to Royal Australian Navy. Distinguished Service Medal KGVI, chisel engraved ' AB R PEET PM 5223', 1939/45 & Pacific Stars impressed as issued, War Medal & ASM impressed 'PM5223 R PEET' & Philippines Liberation medal unnamed. Robert Peet enlisted 21 Oct 1942, disch 24 Jan 1946. DSM was awarded for action aboard the cruiser Australia (11) in Jan 1945 in Lingayen Gulf which was hit by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft. Despite half of his crew being killed or disabled by the hit, he joined a scratch crew & continued to direct the weapon at a second kamikaze before it too crashed into the mounting, leaving him badly wounded. [LG May 1 1941 pg 2298]. (P)SOLD at A$7500