TIL about the heroism of Teddy Sheean, of the Australian navy. During WW2, his ship was torpedoed, and Japanese planes shot at survivors in the sea. Sheean strapped himself to an antiaircraft gun on the sinking ship and fired at the planes, downing at least one. He was still firing as he drowned.

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‘Fight on’ is the Motto of the Submarine named in his honour. HMAS Sheean.

Claxtonite

His family has been campaigning for years to have him posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross but it hasn’t happened yet. A couple of kids I was at school with are related to him

BowesKelly

There’s a reason they’re referred to as ‘the greatest generation.’ The more you read up on WWII the crazier it gets.

MojitoBlue

So brave

Venusflytrapp

He was still firing *as he drowned*? I don’t understand that claim.

LoreleiOpine