55 results found for: Atomic Weapons (Development)

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CURRAN, Samuel (#182)

…William (later Lord) Penny (with whom he had worked on the atomic bomb project and who was responsible for Britain producing its own atomic (1952) and hydrogen (1957) bombs at the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Aldermaston, as a deputy chief scientist. He took responsibility for a substantial part of the…

ROWLANDS, John (#83)

…with the organisation and direction of RAF bomb disposal. During this period he dealt with several hundred weapons of different kinds. His duties included dismantling and making safe new types of enemy weapons, and dealing with Allied weapons in crashed aircraft. Rowlands also attended meetings of the Unexploded Bomb Committee….

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard (#31)

…(I) British officer served with pilot with 102 Sqdn, RAF in GB, 1940-1941; served with 35 Sqdn, RAF in GB, 1941; commanded 617 Sqdn, RAF in GB, 1943-1944; served as official British observer during dropping of atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, 8/1945 (Reel 1) DROPPING OF THE ATOMIC BOMB ON…

POULSSON, Jens-Anton (#164)

…party to recce then join Joachim Rønneberg DSO’s daring Vemork Heavy Water Raid, delaying German atomic weapons. ‘Colonel Jens Anton Poulsson was commander of the external and early inserted advanced party which would reconnaissance ahead of and be Joachim Ronneberg’s internal Demolition party for the Vemork Heavy Water Raid, considered…

QUILL, Claire (#185)

…her popular late TEST PILOT husband, Jeffrey QUILL OBE AFC and the outstanding development by the Vickers SUPERMARINE team of designer Reginald MITCHELL (died 1937 at age 42) and then Joe SMITH, of the SPITFIRE. The power, take off weight and climb rate of the “SPIT” were doubled, with a…

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…

de CLARENS, Vicomtesse (#161)

…rocket development work going on there. Her collection and forwarding of this intelligence under very difficult circumstances led, through Jones’ analysis and persuasive abilities in London, to British raids on Peenemünde…as RV Jones put it: “AMNIARIX’s reports stand brilliantly in the history of intelligence, and three concentration camps — Ravensbruck,…

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…

HANBURY BROWN, Robert (#196)

“The original Boffin” “PROFESSOR ROBERT HANBURY BROWN, who has died aged 85, was one of the most important figures in the development of radar and of observational astronomy. He is perhaps best known for his invention of the optical intensity interferometer. This was not only a brilliant conception in itself,…

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…

MANTLE, W Eric (#189)

…the JAPANESE PEOPLE at HIROSHIMA after the atomic bomb. In the eerie silence of Hiroshima’s ruins, Eric met Kyoshi Tanimoto, also a METHODIST PASTOR, and helped via the RAF CHURCH IWAKUNI plus AUSTRALIAN, NEW ZEALAND and AMERICAN contributions, to repair the Church roof to allow services to begin again in…

DAUNCEY, Michael DK (#110)

…a German stick grenade, which exploded and broke his jaw in two places. A Dutch school damaged by mortar fire, being searched for German snipers by Sergeant J Whawell and Sergeant J Turrell of the Glider Pilot Regiment. An empty weapons supply cannister lies open on the ground in the…

ELKINGTON, JFD (#16)

…of Calcutta. In early 1944 Elkington was given early promotion to work at the Air Fighting Development Unit, which played a crucial role in developing tactics and testing captured enemy fighters. During the year he spent with the unit, based at RAF Amarda Road in north-east India, he realised that…

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

weapons range for the next 30 years before retiring in Australia. He made regular trips home to visit the missile testing range at Aberporth, to see his family and to attend service reunions. He was a vice-president of the Hawker Hurricane Society. Dalton-Morgan was recognised as one of the RAF’s…

SMITH, Irving S (#109)

…over Skegness, 10/5/1941. REEL 3 Continues: problems of redeployment as night fighting squadron using Hawker Hurricanes; objections to being re-equipped with Boulton Paul Defiant; move to RAF Wittering, 12/1940; development of night fighting techniques under Basil Embry, Richard Atcherley and Jack Adams; problems of aircraft recognition at night; character of…

BRYAN, Wendy (#6)

…respect for the government and the administration. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh made a most successful visit to the island in the Royal Yacht Britannia in 1966. Bryan was Government Secretary to the Isle of Man from 1967 to 1969, and general manager of the Londonderry Development Commission…

HIROSHIMA (#284)

…page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. HIROSHIMA entered in Japanese by Father John Motoki SHOZAWA for the Japanese losses from atomic attacks on Hiroshima & Nagasaki, ending hostilities and indirectly saving the lives of many others on both sides….

JONES, Don (#267)

development and use on No.6 Squadron of the Mk IV HURRICANES, the “tin openers” which gave the Sqn a new nickname – they tried to fire straight and level or in a slight dive with difficulty getting up to the recommended 240 mph. “Humph” was also involved in trials and…

BROWN, Eric M (#42)

…the fuller 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. World record number of aircraft types, including German, flown. Representing NAVAL AVIATION & DEVELOPMENT TEST FLYING…

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”…

LANGDON-DAVIES, Robin (#266)

…Sqn Beaufighters but predominantly for 94 Sqn, 123 Sqn and then 6 Squadron Hurricanes from Tobruk on into TUNISIA and the early development of the 3″ ROCKET PROJECTILES (“largely brought across to the Desert Air Force with techniques taught by wet beer on a bar top by the “scruffiest officer…

ALABASTER, RC (#57)

…to the side of a mountain and had been rarely used since the war. In Alabaster’s words, “we landed at night amongst the sheep”. All on board survived. For his airmanship he was awarded the King’s Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air. He was posted to BOAC’s Comet Development

MAHADDIE, TG (#92)

…overkill during Allied bombing campaign of 1945; liaison role with 8th US Army Air Force; effect of introduction of North American P-51 Mustang; memories of General James Doolittle; selection to be British observer for dropping of atomic bomb and reason why Group Captain Leonard Cheshire [Signatory #31] went on mission….

COX, John W (#298)

…Enola Gay dropping the atomic bomb on 6th August 1945 and. Bockscar’s sortie three days later. These attacks, coupled to the Soviet invasion of Manchuria on 9 August 1945, brought about the Japanese surrender and the official end of World War II. Following Japan’s surrender on V-J Day, B-29s were…

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