Wounded British soldier Tom McCormack, captured by the Nazis during a raid on St. Nazaire. His personal number is 2930404, he is from the 1st Scottish battalion Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, dressed in a Scottish kilt.
Tom McCormack died of injuries on April 11, 1942 at the German Navy Hospital in Saint-Nazaire. He was 25 years old.
The raid on St. Nazaire, or Operation Chariot, was a special operation by British commandos and fleet forces at the end of March 1942, during which the British brought down the only dry dock on the Atlantic coast (Louis Joubert Lock) until the end of the war, capable of receiving the most powerful ship in the German fleet (after the sinking of the Bismarck) – the battleship Tirpitz. Of the 622 raid participants, 169 died, 215 were captured.
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Location: Saint-Nazaire, France
Image Date: March 28, 1942