31 results found for: Airborne Interception

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GALBRAITH, William P (#297)

…all time attempting to end the war early by dropping Allied troops behind enemy lines into the Netherlands. The 101st Airborne Division was attached to the First British Airborne Division as also was the 82nd Airborne Division and the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade. in the FIRST ALLIED AIRBORNE ARMY….

SMITH, Irving S (#109)

…Supermarine Spitfires for night interception, early 1942; characteristics of flying De Havilland Mosquito equipped with Airborne Interception (A1) equipment, 4/1942. REEL 4 Continues: problems with early De Havilland Mosquitoes and Rolls Royce Merlin Mk XXI Engine; request to start intruder operations, 1/1943. Aspects of period as staff officer with Headquarters,…

CUNNINGHAM, John (#50)

Group Captain John “Cat’s Eyes” CUNNINGHAM CBE DSO** DFC* AE DL FRAeS (20+ e/a) Great Airborne Interception (AI) Radar success, mostly with Jimmy RAWNSLEY on BEAUFIGHTER & MOSQUITO NIGHT FIGHTER OPS; post-war test pilot….

HERFORD, Martin EM (#246)

…The historian, Martin Middlebrook (“ARNHEM 1944”) gives a total of 11,920 men as taking part “in the airborne operation to ARNHEM in the lst BRITISH AIRBORNE Division, the POLISH INDEPENDENT Brigade Group and various attached elements”. Deriving one Table from two of his, the casualties were as follows, showing how…

DAUNCEY, Michael DK (#110)

…the lunatic asylum, who came out wearing nightshirts and shouting: “Hello Tommy!” ‘Parachutes open overhead as waves of paratroops land in Holland during operations by the 1st Allied Airborne Army. September 1944 On arrival at Oosterbeek, they came under fire from enemy 88 mm anti-tank guns. Dauncey led a fighting…

HANBURY BROWN, Robert (#196)

…took a BSc in Engineering in 1935. As one of the brightest young engineers of the time, he was invited to join the original team working with Sir Robert Watson-Watt on radar development at the Air Ministry research station at Bawdsey Manor (1936-42). Here he helped develop the first airborne

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

interception when he shot down a Junkers bomber, having made initial contact by spotting its shadow on the moonlit sea. After two more successes at night, he was carrying out a practice interception on July 24 with a fellow pilot when he saw another Junkers. Dalton-Morgan gave chase and intercepted…

CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

‘Once airborne, the Seafire responded with the sensitivity of a polo pony to nearly all our ignorant demands upon it. It behaved in its normal habitat with such unselfish grace and with such rapid response and power, that we knew we were being allowed to fly a thoroughbred. Once we…

Civilians and War Production

…Optics. BAWDSEY RESEARCH, AMRE & TRE 1936-1942, FIU AIRBORNE INTERCEPTION, AIR to SURFACE VESSEL RADAR; passed USA REBECCA & IFF for US NAVY #277 Margaret HANCOCK Mrs Margaret HANCOCK née Williams for BRITISH NURSING Ongar, Savernake, King’s in LONDON BLITZ raids,V-1&2s, Fg Off PM RAF Nursing, Iwakuni Japan, wife of…

PENN, Mildred (#221)

…for her WW2 service with the ROYAL SIGNALS, ATS, & all, the many teams, mainly of WOMEN, In the WAR OFFICE “Y” GROUP on SIGNALS INTERCEPTION work. She remembers well their Chief calling only a few of them together one day to congratulate them & saying that one of their…

TWISS, L Peter (#309)

…for NAVAL FIGHTER OPERATIONS, firstly with catapult HURRICANE CAMSHIPS, CONVOY ESCORT and on long range NIGHT INTRUSION and Night Fighting Radar development with the FIGHTER INTERCEPTION UNIT. As well as joining the BRITISH AIR COMMISSION on US Naval testing before attending the Empire Test Pilots’ School and later his 1956…

LATCHUGIN, Colonel (#121)

…biographies will emerge in due course: please sign up to the Newsletter (bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. SOVIET AIR FORCE, and especially for its TRANSPORT and TACTICAL AIRBORNE FORCES, during the EASTERN FRONT from 1941-45….

CURRAN, Samuel (#182)

…greatly enhanced the effectiveness of British anti-aircraft defences. Sam Curran (right) with Bruno Touschek. (Credit: The Touschek Family) Subsequently, be worked on developing short-wave (centimentric) radar, which was crucial to night-fighter interception of bombers and to location by aircraft of German submarines during the Battle of the Atlantic. In 1944….

GREGORY, WJ (#95)

…Radar Air Interception Mark VIIIA apparatus in a Beaufighter night fighter is illustrated in the following photographs. 15th November 1945. A Beaufighter Mk.VI night fighter, showing the nose projection constructed to house the A.I. Mk.VIIIA scanner. Copyright: © IWM. After the mishap at Manston, Gregory and Braham returned to No…

WINSKILL, AL (#208)

…Britain: posting to squadron at RAF Hornchurch, 17/10/1940; technique of deflection shooting; aerial combats over Kent; interception of Italian Fiat CR 42s, 23/11/1940; opinion of German pilots; character of Squadron Leader Adolphe ‘Sailor’ Malan; nature of sorties; weakness of RAF ‘Vic’ formation; leisure activities. REEL 2 Continues: dispersal of squadron…

BABINGTON-SMITH, Constance (#180)

…reduced the damage done to Britain by Germany’s new airborne weapons. She was working as a photographic interpreter in the Allied Photographic Intelligence Unit, and in April 1943 had been briefed by the Air Ministry to be on the look-out for a long-range gun, remotely controlled rocket aircraft and “some…

CREW, Edward D (#114)

…this time was John “Cats’ Eyes” Cunningham [Signatory 50], who himself became one of the most famous night fighter pilots of the war. It was a hard apprenticeship because Crew’s Bristol Blenheim was equipped with early, and rudimentary, airborne radar, and much depended on the ability of his air gunner,…

STORK, J Royden (#301)

…dropping our bombs at 1,800 feet over Tokyo. We flew individually. We all had specified targets – we couldn’t sit there and then fly in formation so we all had specified targets. We were the last one over Tokyo – the other six planes went south. We were actually airborne

CURRAN, Lady (#183)

…important achievements of the TRE, the TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT (TRE), both before and after the move to MALVERN. Joan STROTHERS was one of many talented WOMEN contributing to the Allied war effort, with her helping develop AIRBORNE RADAR and the “WINDOW” [‘Chaff’] COUNTERMEASURES. She married the then Dr CURRAN in…

BROWN, Richard (#295)

…on the fine contribution of Maj Gen “Pete” Quesada and AM Broadhurst in further developing tactical air-ground warfare during the European campaign with microwave early warning radar (MEW) direction of ‘cab rank’ fighter bombers already airborne and close by, and placing pilots as forward air controllers inside tanks equipped with…

KILMARTIN, JI (#35)

…five Hurricanes and one pilot killed. On 10 May 1940, the great German offensive in the west (which rapidly became known as the blitzkrieg, or ‘lightning war’) began. Wehrmacht airborne troops landed in Holland and Belgium, as German tank columns and infantry crossed the frontiers into these neutral countries. At…

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…and plan for airborne assault on Rhine; results of assault; problems with 2nd Army and uses of Special Air Service; activities of French Special Air Service troops; deception tactics employed; advance through Netherlands; discussions on future of Special Air Service including own suggestions and reasons for suggestion of basing regiments…

MACLENNAN, Ian R (#128)

…Spitfires landed at Ta Kali airfield; within minutes, they were airborne with Malta-based pilots to repel a large raid by Luftwaffe bombers. Before arriving in Malta, MacLennan had not fired his guns in anger – but he had figured out the grim business of shooting down the enemy: “I’d shot…

GIBBS, R Patrick M (#84)

…dedicated to the airborne torpedo as a weapon against shipping. Assigned to a headquarters staff job in Cairo, he fought an uphill battle against the powers that be to convince them of his beliefs. In due course, he not only changed tactics but also influenced strategic policy for attacks against…

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