|Squadron/s||127 SQN RAF|
|Rank On Discharge/Death||Flight Lieutenant (FLTLT)|
|Date of Birth||31 Oct 1920|
|Date of Death||06 Jul 1945|
|Contributing Author/s||Vince Conant, 2014|
The Spitfire Association
Arnold Asboe, nickname Bex, was born on the 31st of October 1920 in London. He enlisted in Brisbane and was discharged on the 6th of July 1945.
Regarding the photo with Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower - "Throughout the Normandy campaign Allied forces worked under broad direction from the Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower or ‘Ike’ as he was popularly known. Eisenhower had enjoyed a meteoric career (In 1941 he was still a colonel), but some of his subordinates in 1944 remained highly doubtful of his military knowledge and strategic judgement. One thing, about which almost everyone agreed, however, was that Ike possessed excellent inter-personal skills, something which was extremely useful when it came to dealing with such huge egotists as Montgomery, Patton and Leigh-Mallory, and in channelling their efforts towards a common cause. Eisenhower also interacted well with ordinary soldiers, sailors and airmen, as this image suggests. "
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