Captain John Malet Armstrong, CBE, DSO, US Navy Cross, RAN

Captain John Malet Armstrong seen on HMAS Australia following the Lingayen Gulf invasion.

John Malet Armstrong biography.

Newspaper article about Capt. John M. Armstrong.

Obituary for Capt. John M. Armstrong.

U.S. Navy Cross Citation

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to John Malet Armstrong, Commodore 2d Class, Royal Australian Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in action as Commanding Officer of HMAS AUSTRALIA during the capture of Lingayen Gulf and the landing on Luzon, Philippine Islands from 6 January to 9 January 1945. Although the AUSTRALIA was heavily hit, suffering heavy casualties and the disablement of a large portion of her anti aircraft guns and radar system, Captain Armstrong maintained her assigned station and carried out her bombardment missions.
(All images courtesy of Edward F. Malet de Carteret, M.C.S.I.)

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