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DAUNCEY, Michael DK (#110)

…known actors. Poster for the less well known earlier film version of Operation Market Garden: “Theirs is the Glory” (1946) Theirs Is The Glory (1946) scene Theirs Is The Glory (1946) full film in HD Market Garden Newsreel: “this is the story of that glorious yet tragic operation” (Pathe, 1944)…

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…including discussions with fellow troops, including David Stirling, about guerrilla warfare; reason for cancellation of operation in Finland; period as training instructor in Scotland with future Special Air Service personnel; involvement with formation of guerrilla units in Kent and Sussex; roles with Special Operations Executive in Australia and Burma; contact…

JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…Europe campaign; nature of aerial fighting over Europe 1944-1945; operations from Brussels Evere, Belgium, autumn 1944. REEL 3: Continues lack of involvement in Operation Market Garden, 9/1944; damage inflicted by German Air Force attack on Brussels Evere, Belgium, 1/1/1944; living conditions in Belgium; promotion to group captain commanding 125 Wing,…

BARKER, John Lindsay (#307)

…co-operation pilot was invaluable. Offered the chance at the end of his tour of duty in London to select his next appointment, he returned to operational flying. Barker was given command of No 625 Squadron, flying Lancaster heavy bombers from RAF Kelstern in Lincolnshire; this was a remarkable position for…

SMITH, Irving S (#109)

…flying operationally with 151 squadron, he was rested from operations in March 1943. Later that year, Smith was posted to No 2 (Bomber) Group HQ at the request of its air officer commanding, the famous Air Vice-Marshal Sir Basil Embry. In February 1944, he was appointed commanding officer of 487…

TAIT, James B (#66)

…to his DFC. After the successful Tirpitz attack, Tait flew two more operations. On December 15 he was grounded, having flown 101 bombing operations. His Air Officer Commanding recommended him for the Victoria Cross for his “sustained gallantry” over almost five years of constant operations; instead he was awarded a…

GRAYSTON, Raymond E (#133)

…IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205260100 After a few weeks’ concentrated training at very low level (on one occasion Knight flew under high tension cables near King’s Lynn), Operation Chastise was ordered for the night of May 16/17 1943. OPERATION CHASTISE (THE DAMBUSTERS’ RAID) 16 – 17 MAY 1943 (MH 3780) The…

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

“The Operation was regarded as one of the most dangerous operations in World War Two” “The difficulty was to achieve this kind of success without killing a lot of people,” wrote Sismore. “It was a very difficult decision of what to drop and how much to drop.” ‘Goering had stepped…

ELLISON, Lorna (#174)

…their minds would have turned to the teenage sweethearts they’d left behind in Britain. Two years earlier the brothers-in-arms had fallen for Shropshire sisters Lorna and Edna Ellison who lived close to where they were stationed before training for Operation Anthropoid. When they realised how dangerous the task was, Jozef,…

WEST, Ferdinand (#28)

…they were mostly involved in tactical co-operation with artillery and the few tank formations. He soon settled into the unit’s work, and gained wide experience in low-level co-operation with the infantry and gunners. In March 1918, he regularly was crewed with Lieutenant John Haslam, an ex-Cambridge student, and the two…

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…

POULSSON, Jens-Anton (#164)

…the ensuing Nazi occupation. In the UK, Poulsson joined the first Norwegian Independent Company as a second lieutenant. He was soon recruited by the Special Operations Executive (SOE), created in summer 1940 by Winston Churchill for sabotage operations in occupied territory. The Norwegian resistance reported in autumn 1941 that the…

FRASER, Ian E (#67)

‘The last and most audacious underwater attack of the Second World War’ “Lieutenant-Commander Ian Fraser won the Victoria Cross as captain of the midget submarine XE3 in Operation Struggle, a daring attack on the Japanese 10,000-ton heavy cruiser Takao in the Johore Straits, off Singapore Dockyard, just before the end…

CURRAN, Samuel (#182)

…the cavity magnetron. The magnetron was shown to an impressed American National Defence Research Committee on 28 September 1940. This technological revelation galvanised the Americans into action. Manufacture quickly followed of both American systems, and copies of British systems. There was close cooperation between British and American scientists at the…

CURTIS, Lawrence (#260)

…that he had been awarded a Bar to the DFC he had earned for earlier operations. After the Antheor operation Martin was rested and Curtis went on to fly with other pilots who had flown on the Dams raid, in particular the American Joe McCarthy. He was also made the…

GICK, Philip D (#206)

…Lt Gick joined his first squadron, No 822, flying Swordfish aircraft from the carrier Furious. The following year he transferred to 810 Squadron in Courageous, and on the outbreak of war his squadron moved to the new carrier Ark Royal, engaged in anti-submarine operations with the Home Fleet. Ark Royal…

ROWLAND, John N (#243)

Squadron Leader John Rowland – obituary Squadron Leader John Rowland was a pilot awarded the DFC twice in three days during bombing operations over Germany in 1943 06 January 2015 • 17:48 pm Courtesy of the Daily Telegraph Squadron Leader John Rowland, who has died aged 94, was awarded the…

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…

GRANDY, John (#2)

…became a useful fighter bomber. Grandy was next sent to command No 210 Air Defence Group, charged with the defence of Tripoli, then moved to the Suez Canal Zone to command 73 Fighter Operational Training Unit. He tried to return to fighter operations, but instead was given command of 341…

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…

ELKINGTON, JFD (#16)

…After Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, was launched on June 22 1941, the Prime Minister Winston Churchill broadcast a promise of assistance, and on July 12 an Anglo-Soviet Agreement was signed in Moscow. It was decided that the airfield at Vaenga would be used as a…

QUILL, Claire (#185)

…to England. His friend Captain Philip Pinckney, a Commando officer, had prepared a daring proposal for approval by Combined Operations Headquarters, with the code name ‘Operation Airthief’, proposing that the two of them penetrate an airfield in occupied France. Privately, Quill did not rate their chances of survival very highly….

GALBRAITH, William P (#297)

…battalion HQ, among which new duties under his commander and S-3 leader, Captain John Kiley from New York, would be the sand table modelling for operations. His next major operation with the 101st would begin on September 17th, 1944. Operation MARKET GARDEN, it would be the largest airborne invasion of…

HARGREAVES, Arnold (#287)

…one of the most important single actions in WW2. “Operation Primrose”, the rapid brainchild of Commander A Joe Baker-Cresswell RN (who knew his naval history and the importance of the capture of Magdeburg in WW1) and captain of HMS Bulldog and the 3rd ESCORT GROUP from Iceland, had incalculable and…

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