68 results found for: Augsburg (Raid)

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SMITH, Irving S (#109)

…5 Continues: objective of raid on the Amiens Prison; requirements of low level precision bombing; selection of personnel for raid; reprisal raid on SS unit in Brittany; attack on German armoured division at Poitiers, France, 8/1944; raids to deprive German forces of sleep; lack of German fighter opposition; effectiveness of…

GRAYSTON, Raymond E (#133)

“It was an adventure… we had a job to do and that was all there was to it.” “Flying Officer Ray Grayston…was one of the last survivors of the Dambusters’ raid and was flight engineer of the Lancaster that breached the Eder Dam. Night fighters: La Victoire des Allies est…

CURTIS, Lawrence (#260)

…replacements for the men lost on the Dam Busters raid. He joined the crew of the Australian Mickey Martin (later Air Marshal Sir Mick Martin), who was described by his CO, Leonard Cheshire, VC, as “the greatest bomber pilot of the war”. Curtis flew on the squadron’s first bombing operation…

REID, William I (#61)

…Yorkshire as it takes off for a bombing raid on Dusseldorf, Germany. This was the first occasion on which more than 200 Halifaxes took part in a raid, of which 12 were lost. Extensive damage was caused to the centre of Dusseldorf, which suffered its most destructive attack of the…

BURN, Michael C (#86)

“I saved her life in the war… and later she became ‘Audrey Hepburn’” “Michael Burn was one of the last survivors of the naval commando raid on St Nazaire, after which he was captured and imprisoned at Colditz. Michael Burn (left) captured, indicating the success of the raid with his…

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…

STORK, J Royden (#301)

…Shangri-La, the DOOLITTLE Tokyo RAIDERS, flew off the carrier USS HORNET with B-25 Mitchells on the morale raising 18th April, 1942 raid which also affected Japanese strategy. He was born in Frost, Minnesota in 1916 and graduated from college in October 1940, entering the Army Air Corps and learning to…

LISKUTIN, Miroslav A (#130)

…Nebesti jezdci (‘Riders In The Sky’) a 1968 Czech movie (language a mix of English and Czechoslovak; atmosphere vivid)   War-time traffic on the river Thames: Up-river Repairs after the Dieppe Raid, 1942, by John Edgar Platt. Tony Liskutin took part in the air cover for the raid. Copyright: ©…

TAIT, James B (#66)

…first raid on Italy when a force of Whitleys crossed the Alps in a thunderstorm to bomb Turin. On August 25 he flew on the first raid on Berlin, mounted as a reprisal for the German bombing of London. Before the end of the year, he had attacked Berlin 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…

ALABASTER, RC (#57)

…was a highly decorated bomber captain who flew more than 100 raids with RAF Bomber Command and the Pathfinder Force before embarking on a distinguished career in civil aviation. After completing his training as an air observer, Alabaster joined No 51 Squadron, operating the twin-engined Whitley. He made his first…

HALLOWES, HJL (#14)

…on 20th October 1987.” (Obituary via the excellent Battle of Britain London Monument website)   Dieppe Raid by Charles Fraser Comfort (1946) Copyright Canadian War Museum RAF 1940 Fighter Pilot (War Ministry) Dieppe Raid (1942) High Flight by John Gillespie Magee Jr. (9 June, 1922 – 11 December, 1941) Oh!…

JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…1942 diary – which not even I had ever seen. 1942 is, in fact, a very interesting year in the air war over northern Europe, what with the FW190’s superiority over the Spitfire Mk V, the ‘Channel Dash’, the disastrous Dieppe landings and the Americans making their first daylight raids…

MAHADDIE, TG (#92)

…of pre-war RAF career; receiving news of outbreak of Second World War, 3/9/1939; status of sergeant pilots; participating in first leaflet raid of Second World War; character of leaflet raids during Phoney War; ineffectiveness of target finding in first years of Second World War; pressure from other services against bombing…

BURBRIDGE, Bransome A (#103)

…September 11 when they shot down an enemy night fighter. A month later they were supporting a Bomber Command raid on Brunswick when two more fell to their guns, from one of which a parachute was deployed. On the night of November 4 the two men, by now dubbed by…

LLOYD-OWEN, David (#273)

…Range Desert Group from 1943 to 1945. In the course of the war he won both the DSO and the MC, the latter awarded for his part in the joint raid on Tobruk by the LRDG and the SAS in September 1942. “Danger,” he wrote, “has some kind of satanic…

DUMON, Andrée Antoine (#158)

…Nadine helped shepherd and return to England, whose 50 Sqn Manchester’s gallant 20yr old skipper, Flying Officer Leslie Manser VC RAFVR was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross on their 30May42 1,000 bomber raid, allowing his crew to escape by parachute, an inspired co-pilot then Sgt later Wg Cdr Leslie Baveystock…

HODGES, Lewis (#34)

…Assuree [Victory of the Allies is Assured] (Shows Lancasters on a night raid) © Art.IWM PST 15041Neither of these two sorties, nor the rest of his wartime operational career as a pilot and squadron commander, would have been possible had he not escaped from captivity after crash-landing his bomber in…

BRYAN, Wendy (#6)

…that he had only one card worth playing. “Do you know who I am?” he riposted. “No,” said Lovat in bewilderment. “Thank God!” exclaimed Bryan – and escaped into the darkness. IWM caption: THE DIEPPE RAID, 19 AUGUST 1942: Lt Col The Lord Lovat, CO of No. 4 Commando, at…

GRANDY, John (#2)

…set about improving morale, not least by inviting the catering officer to provide fare superior to the normal rations. He participated in the test flying himself, and later flew a Typhoon on the Dieppe Raid, an operation which gave him considerable insight into the limitations of the aircraft, which afterwards…

RODLEY, EE (#96)

Alan Pollock’s Rough Notes: A work in progress – 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. PATHFINDER & OC 97, AUGSBURG RAID; +…

ATKINS, George (#3)

…the ground crew is briefly summarised by the Imperial War Museums on their website: As well as carrying out their regular duties, members of the ground crew would be called upon during German raids on their airfields. They towed damaged aircraft away from runways to make room for others to…

BROADHURST, Harry (#22)

…village of Kulala during a raid by ‘A’ Flight, No. 60 Squadron RAF. © IWM HU 91196 T E Lawrence [‘Lawrence of Arabia’, who had changed his name to ‘Aircraftman T E Shaw’ at this point in his life] on the aerodrome at Miranshah Fort in Waziristan, India (on the…

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard (#31)

…Americans. After honing his skills, he took part in major raids against industrial heartlands in Germany and occupied France and attacks on V1 and V2 launch sites and the V3 ‘Vengeance’ guns in Northern France using bunker-busting ‘Tallboy’ bombs. In one raid on a factory in Limoges, Leonard insisted on…

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