78 results found for: Asdic (Anti-Submarine Detection)

Search results for: Asdic (Anti-Submarine Detection)

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FRASER, Ian E (#67)

…of the Second World War. HM Submarine X24 approaching an anti-submarine net by J. Brooks (1945). Underwater scene showing a midget submarine and an anti-submarine net. A diver is cutting through the net, standing by the open bow hatch. © IWM Art.IWM ART LD 5507 Takao had previously been damaged…

GOULD, Thomas W (#94)

…in the Second World War. The crew of the HM Submarine Thrasher (N37 a T-class submarine of the Royal Navy), captained by Lieutenant H. S. McKenzie came ashore to a heroic welcome in Dover in 1944. Thrasher had been commissioned for service in 1941 and by 1944 she had torpedoed…

LAKIN, Barklie (#233)

…Returning to ENGLAND in a RAF Liberator in Apr44 for home leave, he was then appointed to the PACIFIC THEATRE, as BRITISH SUBMARINE LIAISON COMSUBPAC on the staff of Admiral Charles LOCKWOOD USN – in 1941, when in UTMOST, he had taken to sea an exchange AMERICAN SUBMARINER, Jimmy FYFFE,…

RICE, FC (#253)

Submarine TORBAY fame) on the STAFF reporting up to Fleet Admiral Chester NIMITZ, C~in-C US PACIFIC FLEET. Barklie went out on two PATROLS with the USS/M CROAKER (Capt Jack LEE USN) from PEARL HARBOR, refuelling at MIDWAY, later successfully sinking a JAPANESE CRUISER (N.B. US SUBMARINE “CROAKER” is now a…

GICK, Philip D (#206)

…part in these actions. In December 1941 Gick took command of 815 Squadron operating in the Western Desert in support of the 8th Army. During the next nine months the squadron attacked enemy airfields and armoured formations, and conducted anti-submarine patrols off the coast. Gick subsequently received a Bar to…

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

…several times bigger than a present-day mobile phone, a ruler, a map, dividers, and a mental picture in his head of landmarks as seen from a Mosquito aircraft flying at wave-top and then tree-top height to avoid detection. The aircraft was in constant danger not only from anti-aircraft fire but…

HANBURY BROWN, Robert (#196)

Professor Robert HANBURY BROWN FRS AK Born in India, astronomer & physicist. Part of Sir Robert Watson-Watt’s original RADAR team (1937-42), helping develop first airborne radar for night-fighting & detecting ships and submarines. “Without his discovery, the range of detection of a surfaced submarine in a rough sea would have…

SWETT, James Elms (#302)

…continued to engage the enemy, shooting down several more. His right wing was damaged by American anti-aircraft guns, but he continued. Having shot down seven Vals, he engaged an eighth. The Val’s gunner fired his two 7.7 mm machine guns in defense. By this time, Swett was running out of…

BRISTOW, Conrad Phillip (#250)

Pilot Lieutenant Conrad Philip BRISTOW for the ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE then Flight Lieutenant as ROYAL AIR FORCE formed on 1 Apr 1918: Philip flew the SHORT 184 for 2 years on ANTI-SUBMARINE PATROL and NAVAL RECONNAISSANCE, mainly from Eastgate. These RN seaplanes (over 900 completed for RNAS – Span…

WEBB, Robert Walter (#252)

…and excellent record on DESTROYERS, a CORVETTE and a FRIGATE, in gunnery and as a HIGHER SUBMARINE DETECTOR,’ he signs for these ships’ defensive and offensive roles, specifically .for the development/ training and OPERATIONS of all NAVAL ASDIC OPERATORS. An extract from the Admiralty Honours & Awards letter 145/43 to…

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….

GIBBS, R Patrick M (#84)

…convoys. Gibbs found his desk job immensely frustrating and constantly badgered his superior officers to allow him to return to operations. In April 1942, the only Beaufort anti-shipping squadron in the theatre suffered devastating losses during an attack on an Italian convoy, and Gibbs was sent to No 39 Squadron…

ELLISON, Lorna (#174)

…28, and Jan, 26, wrote new wills. Naturally, they remembered their families but the only others mentioned were their English roses. Their incredible bravery is at the centre of much-anticipated new movie Anthropoid with Fifty Shades of Grey’s Jamie Dornan and Peaky Blinders’ Cillian Murphy playing the doomed pair. But…

van ERP, Johannes ‘Jan’ (#159)

“the Dutch Resistance spirit, a Helmond ‘boy with the bicycle’ who helped guard and guide exhausted Bren Gun Anti-Tank Carrier Crew”   “Born in 1927, the 15 year old “Boy with the bicycle” from Helmond, who voluntarily and persistently carried out an unsaid guard duty for an exhausted Bren Gun…

BRIDGE, John (#154)

…US rations; work in Corsica, 12/1943-2/1944. Aspects of operations as bomb disposal officer with Royal Navy Party 1500 in Normandy, 6/1944-7/1944: arrival, 7/6/1944; accommodation; role of unit at Arromanches; initiation to handling anti-tank and anti-personnel mines. Aspects of operations as bomb disposal officer with Naval Party 1501 in Antwerp and…

LAMA, Ganju (#146)

…were ordered to counterattack and quickly came under heavy fire from both machine-guns and tanks, pinning them down. Ganju, manning the PIAT anti-tank gun, crawled forwards on his own to get into range and became the target of crossfire which hit him in the wrist and leg. Despite these injuries…

VRACIU, Alexander (#303)

…airfield before the American invasion to retake the Philippines. Heavy anti-aircraft fire hit his Hellcat, puncturing his oil tank. “I knew I had it,” he remembered. “Oil was gushing out and going all over my canopy, and my oil pressure was rapidly dropping. There was no way I’d be able…

CLAUSEN, Finn (#163)

Submarine Chasers. Representing the epic Norwegian Shetland Bus Service and signed in memory of Leif A LARSEN DSO DSC,CGM DSM* (52 crossings). ‘“Kr. 5000, – in reward is promised to anyone who can provide information that leads to the arrest of 7 men in a white painted lifeboat.” This is…

FENNESSY, Edward (#54)

…first British “radio detection” technology three years earlier. ‘A CH (CHAIN HOME) RADAR STATION ON THE EAST COAST’ (1946) by William Thomas Rawlinson © IWM ART LD 5735 Fennessy played a part in the development of this system – later called radar as an acronym for “radio detection and ranging”…

ATKINSON, Robert (#214)

…1943 was mentioned in despatches. In May 1943 Pink became detached from convoy ONS-5, escorting four stragglers. They were 80 miles behind when a positive ASDIC echo was heard at a range of 2,200 yards. Atkinson, despite being short of fuel, launched six attacks on the target, four by depth…

SUTTON, Thomas A (#308)

…of everything which sailors must do. He was commissioned into Combined Operations, the main choice in the Spring of 1943, with Dieppe having been and gone – other choices open at that time were Minesweepers, Gunnery and Wireless which included Asdic. Having been on a battleship with 1,600 men, Tom…

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….

CASEMORE, Jack (#226)

…in Spring 1945 as CPO Coxswain,, remembering long surface patrols, entering RANGOON as it fell & time in the STRAITS of MOLUCCA – compared the long range ocean going American submarines, by then very reliable & with better torpedoes; in early 10th SUBMARINE FLOTILLA, his Captain was the AUSTRALIANO Lt…

CURTIS, Lettice (#77)

…as a technician and flight test observer at the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment before becoming the senior flight development engineer with Fairey Aviation in 1953. She also flew as a test observer in the Royal Navy’s Gannet anti-submarine aircraft and regularly flew Fairey’s communication aircraft. Her love of flying…

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