85 results found for: Amiens (Mosquito Operation)

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SMITH, Irving S (#109)

Group Captain Irving Stanley ‘Black’ SMITH CBE DFC* RNZAF 151& 487 Sqns, HURRICANE & DEFIANT (8+ e/a) led 487 Sqn MOSQUITO raid on AMIENS Gestapo Prison 18Feb44 (OPERATION JERICHO) and on Vincey…

SISMORE, Edward ‘Ted’ Barnes ‘Daisy’ (#79)

…of the Danish Order of Dannebrog. He also received the Air Efficiency Award.’ (Daily Telegraph Obituary) The Shell House Raid (narrated by Martin Sheen) Stunning footage of Operation Carthage (the Shell House Raid) Operation Carthage (a.k.a. Shell House Raid) (Sismore on Mosquito missions) An IWM Oral History by Sismore: https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80010764…

DAUNCEY, Michael DK (#110)

…known actors. Poster for the less well known earlier film version of Operation Market Garden: “Theirs is the Glory” (1946) Theirs Is The Glory (1946) scene Theirs Is The Glory (1946) full film in HD Market Garden Newsreel: “this is the story of that glorious yet tragic operation” (Pathe, 1944)…

BABINGTON-SMITH, Constance (#180)

…Greece, making many good friends there. Never forgetting the part played by the de Havilland Mosquito in wartime photographic reconnaissance, and of the debt owed to the Mosquito crews, Constance Babington Smith was a founder director of the Mosquito Memorial Appeal Fund – now the de Havilland Museum Trust –…

BURBRIDGE, Bransome A (#103)

…the night of February 23 1944, during the Luftwaffe’s Operation Steinbeck, known as the “baby blitz”, a series of lightning hit-and-run bombing attacks on southern England. Flying a Mosquito of No 85 Squadron, Skelton gained a contact on his radar set near Beachy Head and directed Burbridge behind an enemy…

JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…Europe campaign; nature of aerial fighting over Europe 1944-1945; operations from Brussels Evere, Belgium, autumn 1944. REEL 3: Continues lack of involvement in Operation Market Garden, 9/1944; damage inflicted by German Air Force attack on Brussels Evere, Belgium, 1/1/1944; living conditions in Belgium; promotion to group captain commanding 125 Wing,…

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…including discussions with fellow troops, including David Stirling, about guerrilla warfare; reason for cancellation of operation in Finland; period as training instructor in Scotland with future Special Air Service personnel; involvement with formation of guerrilla units in Kent and Sussex; roles with Special Operations Executive in Australia and Burma; contact…

BARKER, John Lindsay (#307)

…November 12 1910. He was educated at Trent College, Nottingham, and Brasenose College, Oxford, where he read Law and joined the University Air Squadron. After gaining his degree, he entered the RAF in February 1934. On completing his advanced pilot training, Barker joined No 26 (Army Co-operation) Squadron flying Atlas…

WEST, Ferdinand (#28)

…they were mostly involved in tactical co-operation with artillery and the few tank formations. He soon settled into the unit’s work, and gained wide experience in low-level co-operation with the infantry and gunners. In March 1918, he regularly was crewed with Lieutenant John Haslam, an ex-Cambridge student, and the two…

GRAYSTON, Raymond E (#133)

…IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205260100 After a few weeks’ concentrated training at very low level (on one occasion Knight flew under high tension cables near King’s Lynn), Operation Chastise was ordered for the night of May 16/17 1943. OPERATION CHASTISE (THE DAMBUSTERS’ RAID) 16 – 17 MAY 1943 (MH 3780) The…

TAIT, James B (#66)

…to his DFC. After the successful Tirpitz attack, Tait flew two more operations. On December 15 he was grounded, having flown 101 bombing operations. His Air Officer Commanding recommended him for the Victoria Cross for his “sustained gallantry” over almost five years of constant operations; instead he was awarded a…

ELLISON, Lorna (#174)

…their minds would have turned to the teenage sweethearts they’d left behind in Britain. Two years earlier the brothers-in-arms had fallen for Shropshire sisters Lorna and Edna Ellison who lived close to where they were stationed before training for Operation Anthropoid. When they realised how dangerous the task was, Jozef,…

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard (#31)

…war’s most heavily defended targets, often at very low level where he personally developed the Mosquito marking techniques. And not only the Mosquito; on one occasion, suspecting that the fast single-seater Mustang could be a useful addition to Bomber Command’s armoury, he made his first flight in the aircraft one…

TWISS, L Peter (#309)

…squadron converted on Supermarine SEAFIRES. His bar to his DSC was for his work on OPERATION TORCH, the landings in Tunisia and Algeria Peter Twiss was posted to the Naval Air Station at Ford, England to fly long-range intruder operations over Germany in Mosquito aircraft and destroyed at least three…

POULSSON, Jens-Anton (#164)

…the ensuing Nazi occupation. In the UK, Poulsson joined the first Norwegian Independent Company as a second lieutenant. He was soon recruited by the Special Operations Executive (SOE), created in summer 1940 by Winston Churchill for sabotage operations in occupied territory. The Norwegian resistance reported in autumn 1941 that the…

CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

…deck operations: Royal Navy, circa 1943 ‘Commander Mike Crosley was a Fleet Air Arm ace and later a test pilot. Among the operations in which he took part was Harpoon, when a convoy ferried supplies and new aircraft to the relief of the besieged island of Malta in the summer…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…+ Neville DUKE, SPITFIRES EL ALAMEIN-ITALY, 457 SQN Darwin NEW GUINEA , BORNEO,USAAF Clark Field #109 Irving S SMITH Group Captain Irving S ‘Black’ SMITH CBE DFC* RNZAF 151& 487 Sqns, HURRICANE & DEFIANT (8+ e/a) led 487 Sqn MOSQUITO raid on AMIENS Gestapo Prison 18Feb44 (OPERATION JERICHO) and on…

CREW, Edward D (#114)

…604 Squadron, he was rested from October 1942 while commander of the Radio Development Flight; in March the following year he returned to operations in No 85, a Mosquito night fighter squadron. In June 1943 Wing Commander Crew received command of No 96 Squadron, leading its Mosquitoes against night raiders…

HEGLUND, Svein (#166)

…Montreal and 45 Atlantic Transport Group for six months, delivering three Mosquitos, two Bostons and a Mitchell to UK via Labrador, Greenland and Iceland. With help from Signatory 50, John “Cat’s Eyes” Cunningham, Svein was able to join No.85 Sqn’s long range Mosquito Night Fighter on deep Bomber Escort operations…

GREGORY, WJ (#95)

…– and he and Braham were posted as instructors to No 51, a night fighter Operational Training Unit at Cranfield. Keen to return to operations, in early June the two men slipped away for an unofficial weekend visit to their old squadron, No 29, in Kent. During a night sortie,…

FRASER, Ian E (#67)

‘The last and most audacious underwater attack of the Second World War’ “Lieutenant-Commander Ian Fraser won the Victoria Cross as captain of the midget submarine XE3 in Operation Struggle, a daring attack on the Japanese 10,000-ton heavy cruiser Takao in the Johore Straits, off Singapore Dockyard, just before the end…

BRANDON, Lewis (#270)

Mosquito aircraft at Swannington with Ben Benson again on Bomber Support operations they would destroy mostly Ju-88 nightfighters over Germany, increasing their score to about ten enemy aircraft. Lewis Brandon’s book ‘Night Flyer’ in 1961 describes the difficult techniques involved in nightfighter operations and their joint careers on wartime flying….

CURRAN, Samuel (#182)

…the cavity magnetron. The magnetron was shown to an impressed American National Defence Research Committee on 28 September 1940. This technological revelation galvanised the Americans into action. Manufacture quickly followed of both American systems, and copies of British systems. There was close cooperation between British and American scientists at the…

CURTIS, Lawrence (#260)

…that he had been awarded a Bar to the DFC he had earned for earlier operations. After the Antheor operation Martin was rested and Curtis went on to fly with other pilots who had flown on the Dams raid, in particular the American Joe McCarthy. He was also made the…

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