59 results found for: Balkans (Campaign, Liberation)

Search results for: Balkans (Campaign, Liberation)

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LLOYD-OWEN, David (#273)

…Italian submarine; effect of losses to Long Range Desert Group; reorganisation in Syria. Aspects of operations commanding Long Range Desert Group in Italy and the Balkans, 1944-1945: adapting to non-desert conditions in Italy; problems of handling local population in Balkans; problem of political divisions; working with Albanian Partisans; character of…

ROWLAND, John N (#243)

…DFC twice in three days in 1943; later, on completion of 50 bombing operations, he received the DSO. Rowland joined No 12 Squadron in June 1943 at the height of what became known as the Battle of the Ruhr – a sustained campaign against the huge industrial complexes in the…

BRITTON, Arthur W (#305)

…The story of the Burma campaign had many facets. The fighting took place not only in jungle but in mountains and across the arid Burmese plain, baked as dry as a desert in the summer sun. Men often fought face-to-face and hand-to-hand but the campaign became a modern war, seeing…

PETRIE, Frederick J (#263)

…in the LIBERATION of North West EUROPE. His own role as a SAPPER was with the 553 FIELD COMPANY. ROYAL ENGINEERS (part of 130 BRIGADE, with its constituent 7th ROYAL HAMPSHIRES. 4th and 5th DORSETS and 112 Field Regiment ROYALARTILLERY) was mainly in MINE CLEARANCE at NORMANDY (24-26June toJul 1944)…

STRONG, Albert (#231)

…GOTHIC CAMPAIGN favoured the DEFENDERS, swallowing up masses of INFANTRY, with ALLIED ARMOUR’S reduced potential to help their hard pressed INFANTRY. Less than 5ft 2in, BERT, quickly christened “Titch” STRONG by his Army friends, lived up to his name in stamina and spirit, always prepared to go forward, often with…

MAHADDIE, TG (#92)

campaign. REEL 2 Continues: Recollections of operations as pilot with 7 Sqdn, Pathfinders Force in GB, 8/1942-2/1943: state of Bomber Command when Air Marshal Arthur Harris took over, 2/1942; frustrations amongst experienced aircrew; decision to launch first 1000 bomber raid, 5/1942; growth of Bomber Command, 1942-1945; start of Pathfinder Force;…

LEIGHTON-PORTER, Arthur (#151)

…[No. 150] Chrystabel ‘Jane’ Leighton-Porter. Repesenting RAF Rocket-firing Typhoons, so important in NW Europe’s Liberation against enemy armour. The husband of ‘Jane’ (c.f. 150), whose marital links – both were brought up in Southampton (above whose docks the ‘Battle of Britain VC’ at the heart of the print was won)…

KINCADE, Paul B (#240)

…stay in the US NAVY for 27 years, having three WW2 Campaign Battle Stars for the AMERICAN Theatre of War, EUROPE & AFRICA and the PACIFIC; in SIGNALS & also as GUNNER’s MATE. He began with the NAVAL ARMED GUARD (with 2.710 dead, they had the HIGHEST CASUALTY RATE; he…

BURN, Michael C (#86)

…was awarded) an Oxford degree in Social Sciences. On his liberation in April 1945 Burn was awarded the Military Cross. “Michael Burn, who has died aged 97, had a life strewn with risks, setbacks, disenchantments and deceptions, and illumined by love affairs, literary acclaim and marvellous friendships. Man about town,…

GICK, Philip D (#206)

…survived submarine and air attacks before joining Force `K’ in early 1940, searching for German commerce raiders in the South Atlantic. The ship and her aircraft then played an active part throughout the Norway Campaign. Afterwards, Gick served ashore for a few months as a flying instructor before joining 825…

LOATS, Norman (#300)

…I was assigned to USS Paget Sound CVE-113 in the spring of 1945.” Dr Norman Loats’ Decorations and Honours Combat Action, Presidential Unit Citation with Gold Star, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal with Silver Star and 3 Bronze Stars, Victory Medal, WWII Occupation Medal and Philippine Liberation

COLE, Winefred (#288)

…air base gave support to the North Africa campaign, and a route for USAAF airplanes to fly to India and China to fight the Japanese. In 1944, Brazil sent the 25,000-man Brazilian Expeditionary Force (FEB) to fight in Europe, thus becoming the only Latin American nation to send troops overseas….

JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…over Europe 1943; opinion of American daylight bombing campaign. Recollections of operations commanding 127 (RCAF), 144 and 125 Wings, No 83 Group, 2nd Tactical Air Force, RAF in GB and North West Europe, 1943-1944: escort and fighter sweep duties; aerial combat successes, 1943; opinion of German pilots in 1943 as…

ELLISON, Lorna (#174)

…of commemorating the heroes of the Czech and Slovak Resistance, the Slovak National Museum in May 2007 opened an exhibition presenting one of the most important resistance actions in the whole Nazi-occupied Europe. Coinciding with the release of the 2016 film Anthropoid, campaigners called for Gabčík’s and Kubiš’s bodies to…

POCOCK, Donald A (#108)

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. Served Western Desert, Middle East and Balkans,…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…Commander No.244 Wing in the DESERT AIR FORCE & ITALIAN CAMPAIGN + 324 Wing #15 Patrick Hunter DUNN Air Marshal Sir Patrick Hunter DUNN KBE CBE DFC 500 Sqn, Long Range Development Unit, CFS & OC Nos 80 & 274 & In memory of Squadron Leader M T StJ ‘Pat’…

CALDER, Benjamin J (#176)

…further covers the key role of sea delivered LOGISTIC SUPPORT (but at the land delivery end) for the LIBERATION of NW EUROPE, here for those US RANGERS and others capturing & then for his own and other units’ use of NORMANDY’s OMAHA BEACH and the MULBERRY HARBOUR system, as well…

LAFONT, Henri Lucien (#160)

Libération, instituted by General de Gaulle. He also won the Croix de Guerre with three palms and the Croix de la Valeur Militaire. Lafont remained in the French Air Force, serving at the 5th Air Region Headquarters in Algeria during the conflict there and for six years in London. After…

van ERP, Johannes ‘Jan’ (#159)

…& Anti-Tank Carrier Crew of L/Cpl Jack ‘Tubby’ Pratt, Horace ‘Chip’ Read and Bill Holden, who had just lost, killed, an unreplaced No.3 member on their liberation advance with the Royal Norfolk Regiment into Helmond, demonstrated the spirit of friendship in adversity and the resistance of the people of the…

WALTER, AE Mervyn (#232)

…the CORPS of ROYAL ENGINEERS, here mainly as a TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST, firstly for his (& two others, Captain Andrew CROFT and Lt Malcolm MUNTHE, nephew of Axel) Pre-NORWEGIAN CAMPAIGN clandestine INTELLIGENCE gathering on the PORTS and RAILWAYS SYSTEMS in Jan 1940 NORWAY and SWEDEN, crossing over to FINLAND and only…

HAMILTON, John AL (#272)

…of the 81st WEST AFRICAN DIVISION, served with and commanded soldiers of both the GAMBIA and GOLD COAST REGIMENTS, the “Forgotten Formations” in the “Forgotten Campaign” in the KALADAN of the “Forgotten Army” and recalls the achievements of the expansion of peacetime’s ROYAL WEST AFRICAN, FRONTIER FORCE and the soldiers…

DAUNT, Ivan Decourcey (#251)

…eight children and born 28 Jun 1918 served with 4th Bn Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment in the 1940 North West Europe Campaign in FRANCE and through DUNKIRK, then in the Western Desert and BURMA. Angus’s wife, AUDREY, was a naval tailoress for Chatham and CANADIAN born, whose father,…

DeLONG, Phillip C (#292)

…Corps was born in Jackson, Michigan, in 1919. After graduating from university in aeronautical engineering, he would become the leading VMF-212 Squadron fighter pilot and represents the MARINE CORPS contribution to victory in the SOLOMON ISLANDS campaign and that of the inverted gull ‘bent wing’ CORSAIR F-4U-1As in WW2. After…

McCAIG, Dennis (#76)

…of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. Was Hon Sec Nos 1, 56 & 249 Sqn Assns, from FIJI, 249 SPITFIRES & 118 Sqn MUSTANGS in ITALIAN CAMPAIGN shot down & POW 1945; later 33 & 5 Sqns….

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