224 results found for: Army/Air Operations (Joint)

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Battle of Britain 80 Introduction

…left, the Belgian pilot Albert Emmanuel Allx Dieudonne Jean Ghislain van den Hove d’Ertsenrijck would die a week later on Battle of Britain Day itself. Van den Hove at Beauvechain on 10th May (British troops have arrived to strengthen the airfield defences) Battle of Britain Memorial of London The Scotsman…

BROADHURST, Harry (#22)

…commanding the Desert Air Force in Italy. Copyright: © IWM CL 3862 ROYAL AIR FORCE CHIEFS IN AIRFIELD CONFERENCE IN FRANCE, 31 JULY 1944 The Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder (left) standing beside his Dakota aircraft in France discussing the latest Air Force and Army

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…with General Wingate; involvement with Chindits; joining of Special Air Service; history of Special Air Service. Aspects of operations as officer with 22nd Special Air Service in GB and North West Europe, 1944-1945: organisation of Special Air Service; problems with French Special Air Service troops and ex-Long Range Desert Group…

ROSIER, Fred (#17)

…October 1915; DSO 1942; OBE 1943, CBE 1955; ADC to the Queen 1956-58, Air ADC 1972-73; Director of Joint Plans, Air Ministry 1958; Chairman, Joint Planning Staff 1959-61; CB 1961, KCB 1966, GCB 1972; AOC Air Forces Middle East 1961- 63; Senior Air Staff Officer, HQ Transport Command 1964-66; UK…

JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…RAF in Eindhoven, Netherlands, 5/1945; encounter with German jet aircraft over Arnhem, Netherlands, autumn 1944; sight of devastation in Germany, 1945; attitude of Germans towards British. Aspects of operations as pilot with RAF attached to Tactical Air Command, US Air Force in Korea, 1950-1951: attitude of American troops towards Korean…

DRAKE, Billy (#168)

…techniques; targets and heights operated at; numbers of aircraft operated. REEL 7 Continues: method of controlling operations; navigating over desert; briefing of pilots; technique for attacking German airfields; attack of German airfield and destruction of large number of Messerschmitts Me 109s, 6/1942; method of escorting light/medium bombers; method of moving…

DEERE, Alan C (#49)

…Zealand Royal Air Force 15½ Ace in a day Johnnie Checketts New Zealand Royal New Zealand Air Force 14½ Geoff Fisken New Zealand Royal New Zealand Air Force 11 Alan Peart New Zealand Royal Air Force 6.33 [Wikipedia] Then Squadron Leader D. J. Scott sitting in the cockpit of a…

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

…early in 1944, he served as operations officer with the 2nd Tactical Air Force. For a period he worked on an air-to-ground fighter control system with Major John Profumo, whom he rated as the most capable and generous Army officer he had met. Dalton-Morgan engaged in planning fighter and ground…

CURTIS, Lettice (#77)

…Gower of the Women’s Air Transport AuxiliaryWomen’s Work in the War (Other than the Services) – Six lithographs by Ethel Leontine Gabain (1941) Two members of the women’s branch of the Air Transport Auxiliary, the organisation which is responsible for flying aircraft between factories and Royal Air Force Stations, seated…

GRANDY, John (#2)

…1177 By the end of 1958 he was Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations) in the Air Ministry, where he was required to oversee the draconian cuts ordered by the 1957 Sandys Defence Review. As Commander-in-Chief of RAF Germany and Commander of Nato’s 2nd Allied Tactical Air Force, Grandy had…

HODGES, Lewis (#34)

…of Air Staff in the Ministry of Defence. After serving as Commander-in-Chief of Air Support Command, Hodges served on the Air Board as Air Member for Personnel until 1973, when he was appointed Deputy C-in-C Allied Forces Central Europe and Air ADC to the Queen. Hodges retired from the RAF…

LLOYD-OWEN, David (#273)

…Crusader, 11/1941-12/1941; rescue of Special Air Service group. REEL 2: Continues: Major David Stirling’s decision to work with Long Range Desert Group; types of operations undertaken; the road watch; threat from German Air Force; technique for dispersal if attacked by aircraft; attitude of desert Arabs to Long Range Desert Group;…

SMITH, Irving S (#109)

…German forces of sleep; lack of German fighter opposition; effectiveness of German anti-aircraft fire; vulnerability of wooden De Havilland Mosquito to damage; abortive bombing raid flown below anti-aircraft level; second bombing raid on Le Havre using Oboe; German anti-aircraft opposition to attacks on V1 Flying Bomb sites near Dieppe, France….

BARKER, John Lindsay (#307)

…No 241 prepared to move to Algeria following the successful Operation Torch landings. Re-equipped with the Spitfire, he led his pilots on intensive operations against enemy tanks and convoys as the Allied army advanced towards Tunisia. When General George Patton, the US Army commander, asked Barker to attack a target…

BALFOUR, Harold (#13)

…Under-Secretary of State for Air, H. H. Balfour, questions an Air Commodore about 250-lb GP bombs, which are about to be loaded into a Bristol Blenheim Mark IV of the Advanced Air Striking Force on a snow-covered airfield in France. Balfour’s career after the war was no less distinguished. He…

EVANS, David (#106)

…operational aircraft. This was followed by a tour as Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations) in the MoD. In 1973 he became the Air Officer Commanding No 1 (Bomber) Group, and in 1974 he led a team of four Vulcans to compete in the annual USAF Strategic Air Command Bombing…

FRASER-HARRIS, Alexander B (#218)

…good as in Paris three years before. In March 1943, after four years of combat operations, which had taken a heavy toll of his friends, Fraser-Harris was rested by being appointed Staff Officer Operations to the Flag Officer, Naval Air Stations, at Lee-on-Solent; and he finished the war as instructor…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…Gp on No.85 Mosquito Sqn. Representing SOUTH AFRICANS & SAAF #71 Henk J HOLLEMAN Henk J HOLLEMAN DFM FInstD FBIM BOSTONS & MITCHELLS Representing Royal NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE and OUR EUROPEAN ALLIES in AIR, LAND, NAVAL and RESISTANCE OPERATIONS #21 James E JOHNSON Air Vice-Marshal James E ‘Johnnie’ JOHNSON CB…

HOLDER, Paul (#191)

air-gunner, Aircraftman Taylor, and stopping the engine, but he managed to glide over the airfield perimeter fence. As he and Taylor scampered for the nearest trench, a shell blew up the aircraft. Habbaniya, 2nd May 1941 by Stuart Brown. (Commissioned by the Royal Air Force Regiment). “Under effective fire from…

LAFONT, Henri Lucien (#160)

…losing his fighter pilot medical category, he turned to helicopters. He retired from the French Air Force in 1966. In 1967 Lafont was appointed Director General of the Paris Air Show , the world’s oldest and largest air show and held at Le Bourget since 1909. He remained in the…

VRACIU, Alexander (#303)

…19, 1944. All were Yokosuka D4Y “Judies”. Vraciu’s first air-to air combat took place over Wake Island in October 1943, flying from the light aircraft carrier USS Independence. Vraciu scored his first victory on October 5, 1943, when he and O’Hare encountered an enemy formation. O’Hare flew below the clouds…

CREW, Edward D (#114)

…East in charge of the air task force in Borneo from 1965; his role here was dealing with the Indonesian Confrontation of the mid-1960s. Subsequently Crew commanded the Central Reconnaissance Establishment; he also served at the Ministry of Defence as Director of Operations (air defence and overseas), and was Deputy…

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…

BIRD-WILSON, Harold A C ‘Birdie’ (#32)

…to the Middle East operations staff. The next year, Air Chief Marshal Sir John Baker, Middle East Air Force Commander-in-Chief, appointed him as his personal staff officer. Further Central Flying Establishment posts followed from 1952 to 1954, when he joined the British Joint Services Mission in Washington. He was at…

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