33 results found for: Amphibious Tanks

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CLEERE, Patrick (#236)

…visit by HM King GEORGE VI; shelling was so bad before the advance through CROCE that tanks delivered the rations – on 13Sep44, again with tanks hit, he had a great advance bv himself to the ridge top between MONTE ZAZZANO and CORIANO. isolated but taking hundreds of GERMAN PRISONERS…

LAMA, Ganju (#146)

…Opening with a sustained artillery barrage which lasted over an hour and caused heavy casualties, the attack followed up with an infantry assault supported by five medium tanks. After a firefight the Gurkha perimeter was broken and Japanese infantry poured through with three of the tanks. ‘B’ Company, with Ganju,…

CARTER, Reginald A (#227)

…of 4 tanks, then 4 troops of 3 tanks, important acclimatisation and disciplines, plus the AHMADNAGAR Cdr courses at the Fighting Vehicle School; main move forward,, shortly after a big draft from 26th HUSSARS Oct43,to ASSAM & Milestone119 were at night, where possible, for security in 1944, on 15 March…

ZIETAN, Theodore (#237)

US NAVY’s vital 13th FLOTILLA/TF13 Amphibious Force, PACIFIC LANDING SHIP TANKS & destroyer escorts, Hawaii ISLAND battles; wife’s brothers: PATTON’s 2nd Arm’s DIV & USN. Representing MARINES wounded….

ALDRIDGE, James (#200)

…on SWORD BEACH, his platoon taking ST HONORÉ. He saw RAF TYPHOONS wiping out German tanks at FALAISE, with SEAFORTHs going forward on KANGAROO TANKS here; James won his MM at the RHINE CROSSING at REES with the 2nd Bn SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS, finally at VE-DAY reaching BREMERVORDE; his grandfather was…

SUTTON, Thomas A (#308)

…naval bombardment was still in progress but shortly they had used their two Oerlikon guns. Tom’s LCT was right at the front on Gold Beach. Holding two Centaur tanks and one Sherman, two approaches had to be made after the Sherman’s engine refused to start for their first landing and…

LEWIS, Gwilym (#30)

…He then described the major offensive south-west of Bapaune later that month when tanks went into action. It was an incredible sight. We were going to win the war! All the infantry chaps were moving cheering the tanks. We saw no German aircraft. We dominated the skies – the infantry…

FRASER-HARRIS, Alexander B (#218)

…the reconstruction of a Skua. SKUAS OF THE FLEET AIR ARM ATTACK THE OIL TANKS AND JETTY AT DOLVIK NEAR BERGEN. 1940, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, OVER NORWAY. The tail of one of the Blackburn Skuas seen as the squadron returns home leaving the tanks burning. © IWM A 84 For a…

Alan Pollock

…avoiding supersonic booms; practice dogfights; development of low level strafing role; dislike of use of outboard drop fuel tanks on long navigational exercises to increase unit flying time statistics; question of dropping drop tanks. REEL 12 Continues: detachment on Exercise Brownjug to Shleswigland airfield and operating over Denmark including importance…

PAGE, Sidney E (#37)

…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. Named after two uncles killed in the same week in WWI: for Duplex Drive TANKS on D-DAY, for CHURCHILLS & ARMOURED vehicles into Europe from D-DAY onwards….

JEFFERY, W Michael S (#115)

…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. ROYAL TANK REGIMENT, ex Wandsworth TERRITORIAL, El Alamein. For: VALENTINE, STUART, CRUSADER & SHERMAN TANKS & as Chairman EIGHTH ARMY ASSN….

WOOLLETT, John C (#245)

tanks & factories, plus important, explosives ingredients. With ROYAL ENGINEER experience in the MIDDLE and FAR EAST, his signature recalls here the vital BRIDGE BUILDING and ASSAULT ENGINEERS, in providing BAILEY & PONTOON BRIDGES & surmounting the big RIVER CROSSINGS, SEINE & RHINE, often working under fire to tight deadlines,…

British Army and Commonwealth & Allied Armies

#205 AIDAN of SPROT Lieutenant Colonel AIDAN of SPROT MC JP (ROYAL SCOTS GREYS 2nd DRAGOONS) PALESTINE, last to mechanize, DESERT, NORMANDY, HONEY TANKS, CAEN/FALAISE, MC R. ALLER & race to BALTIC #200 James ALDRIDGE Sergeant Major James ALDRIDGE MM (father GALLIPOLI, brother TORPEDOED twice) for SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS, EL ALAMEIN,…

ISON, Paul E (#291)

…the nickname for the First Marine Division when bound for Okinawa, a major island in the Ryukus only 350 miles from the southern Japanese home island of Kyushu. In this massive amphibious assault of Marine and Army units, they landed on the Hagushi beaches on 1 April 1945. For most…

CURTIS, Lawrence (#260)

…which simulated an amphibious landing in the Pas de Calais, and was timed to coincide with the actual D-Day landings in Normandy. Over the next few weeks Curtis attacked many of the large V-1 storage sites in northern France using the 12,000lb “Tallboy” bomb. On September 15 No 617 flew…

JONES, Don (#267)

…1942 was their most successful day, when 6 Squadron was credited with knocking out 16 tanks. Also there was further success in March 1943 in supporting Le Clerc’s push by the FREE FRENCH. Don also was involved, partly after the demanding tour on Hurricanes, in Ferry flying work in India….

LEIGHTON-PORTER, Chrystabel (#150)

…the side of tanks and aircraft. Submarines left port with several months’ advance supply of strip, which was doled out to them in a daily ration. Christabel Leighton-Porter liked to believe that the character’s popularity was due to her healthy, girl-next-door appeal, but in truth Jane’s admirers (as ever with…

MAX, Roy (#289)

…raid to bomb pontoon bridges at Sedan, 41 Battles from a force of 70 failed to return. On one occasion Max dived on a group of enemy tanks in a valley and found that the guns were shooting down on him. His aircraft was hit and unable to climb. Although…

DAUNCEY, Michael DK (#110)

…He was recommended for the Victoria Cross, but this was downgraded to a Distinguished Service Order by Field Marshal Montgomery. The citation for the award stated that during the action from September 20 to 25, his position was overrun three times by superior forces of enemy tanks and infantry. Despite…

BROWN, William (#156)

…beaten back with rifle-butts by the guards. When you see something like that, nothing is ever quite the same again…We felt as if we were an embarrassment; while everyone else had been involved in a war of tanks and machine guns, we had been engaged in one of disease and…

STORK, J Royden (#301)

…offs, the civilians were installing special tanks. We flew down on the aircraft we were to use and as volunteers we were selected by Doolittle and Jack Hilger. We were temporarily assigned to ehe Navy – that has never happened since. The navigator got us right in and of course…

COX, John W (#298)

…made it home with but a few gallons of gas left in our tanks.” Their aircraft was numbered 27 and John Sutherland, tail gunner, had five kills. John was born in1919 and his American parents moved from farming in Canada to Independence, Kansas and began his service in December 1941,…

GALBRAITH, William P (#297)

…these increasingly tired. They were most relieved when after hearing tanks, this was the 502nd to help relieve them. Back in England they would be rested and receive new replacements for many who had been killed. Bill would be. re-assigned from “I” company to the S-3 or Operations section of…

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…

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