Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Captain Henry Fancourt and US Navy Captain John Reeves aboard USS Wasp, Apr-May 1942, side 1 of photograph

Caption   Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Captain Henry Fancourt and US Navy Captain John Reeves aboard USS Wasp, Apr-May 1942, side 1 of photograph ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 20 Jan 2011
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1. Andrew Hollinrake says:
16 Mar 2018 06:50:27 AM

Captain Fancourt was Royal Navy, not RAF.
2. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
16 Mar 2018 08:12:49 AM

Thanks for noting that Andrew. The service branch was misidentified by the photographer and we had previously kept it sic erat scriptum. After your note, we do see that it was probably better to provide proper information and point out the error on the backside image (see ). Thank you.
3. Darren Large says:
4 Oct 2019 04:23:08 AM

Full names for these men were:
Captain Henry Lockhart St John Fancourt DSO
He served on HMS Princess Royal at Jutland
John Walter Reeves Jr. Later a Rear Admiral at the Battle of the Philippine Sea in 1944.

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