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

…the Reich had made. ‘Flags flew, soldiers gathered to listen, as ordered, communally, and over the airwaves from the headquarters of Grossdeutscher Rundfunk, the state radio station, in Berlin’s Wilhelmstrasse sounded a fanfare of trumpets. They had not reckoned on Sismore, painstakingly plotting his course with a primitive tin-box calculator…

BETHGE, Dietrich (#290)

…what of the German Church?’” Barth accused him of abandoning his post and wasting his “splendid theological armoury” while “the house of your church is on fire” and chided him to return to Berlin “by the next ship.” Bonhoeffer however did not go to England simply to avoid trouble at…

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…

CHRISTIE, Werner Hosewinckel (#165)

…aircraft, mostly FW190s. Signed in memory of his Pathfinder brother Squadron Leader Johann CHRISTIE DSO DFC who served in Bomber Command, and representing Norway’s Aircrew and 332 Sqn. ‘Born in Vang, with a Scots great grandfather, Werner studied in Berlin 1936-38 before joining the Norwegian Army Air Force. In 1940,…

BLAKESLEE, Donald J M (#294)

…“learn how to fly them on the way to the target”. The P-51 Mustang was originally produced for the Royal Airforce by an American company, but was quickly adopted the USAAF. In March 1944 Blakeslee led the first Mustangs over Berlin, escorting a daylight-bombing raid. In just four months his…

BEETHAM, Michael (#33)

…(bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. One of the few bomber pilots to survive the BATTLE of BERLIN, 50, 57 & 35 Sqns later 82 Recce & CO Valiant 214 Squadron & Chief of Air Staff….

ERCOLANI, Lucian (#215)

…to attack Berlin. The target was obscured by cloud, and Ercolani dropped his high-explosive bombs but decided not to release the incendiaries as, if dropped in the wrong place, they might cause confusion for the following aircraft. Over Munster on the return journey, his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire,…

GILLARD, George (#274)

…an overseas BBC war correspondent he would cover the campaigns in North Africa, Italy, Normandy and up to Berlin between 1941and 1945. Frank Gillard was educated at Wellington School, Somerset, and St Luke’s College, Exeter, there gaining a London University BSc and was a pre-war teacher and made some broadcast…

GODFREY, Douglas R (#153)

…go off and serve with the Royal Ulster Rifles, losing friends in Palestine, before returning for work onto Lincoln, Shackleton, his much loved Vulcans and Andover 748s. He also flew as part of ex-Pathfinder Commander Av-M Donald Bennett’s first Tudor crew on the successful launch of the Berlin Airlift. [AP.]…

MAX, Roy (#289)

…of Berlin was under way and the Stirling, unable to climb to the higher levels of the Lancaster and Halifax, suffered heavy losses. Max flew operations with his crew but, as the squadron commander, he was not expected to fly on every sortie. He found the lonely wait for the…

DRAKE, Billy (#168)

…returning from training camp; opinion of pilot skills; gunnery training. Recollections of period as pilot with 1 Sqdn, RAF in GB and France, 1937-1940: wish to fly fighter aircraft; posting to unit at RAF Tangmere; emphasis on formation flying and lack of tactics; briefing from British Air Attache in Berlin

GRANDY, John (#2)

…to deal with the tensions caused by the building of the Berlin Wall while at the same time reluctantly implementing a contraction of the RAF’s strength in Germany. When he took charge of Bomber Command in 1963, Grandy found himself involved in the cancellation of the air-launched Skybolt missile, and…

ROWLAND, John N (#243)

…was used for the first time and proved very effective in reducing bomber losses. Rowland flew on three of the four raids that devastated the city and the Blohm and Voss shipyard. In the middle of August, Bomber Command launched the first phase of the Battle of Berlin, a campaign…

REID, William I (#61)

…ended the war in Luckenwalde PoW camp, west of Berlin. Former headquarters building of Stalag III-A Luckenwalde, 2010, where Bill Reid VC was held as a Prisoner of War. (Max-78, CC BY-SA 3.0) Reid left the RAF in 1946 and resumed his studies, first at Glasgow University and later at…

ALABASTER, RC (#57)

…part of the Light Night Striking Force, and he made attacks against Berlin and other major cities. After completing his 100th operation he was awarded a Bar to his DSO. He was one of only 27 men to be awarded the DSO and Bar and DFC and Bar. He also…

CURTIS, Lawrence (#260)

…and, after converting to the Halifax, joined No 158 Squadron. During an attack against Berlin in March 1943 his aircraft was hit by flak over the target. All four engines stopped and the aircraft spiralled towards the ground. As the crew prepared to bale out, one engine picked up and…

OLDS, Robin (#97)

…September his squadron converted to the P-51 Mustang and he achieved his next success on October 6. He did not score again until February 9, when he downed a Bf 109 over Magdeburg. Over Berlin five days later he shot down two fighters and a month later he destroyed two…

WERTHEIMER, Simon S (#173)

…as SCHINDLER and the silent unsung work of such people as the Briton Major FRANK FOLEY, whose unofficial contacts and initiative in disobeying officialdom saved hundreds, including Simon at age 8, after his mother’s visit to Berlin in the final couple of years before the war began and his father’s…

STEVENS, Steve (#193)

…flying INSTRUCTOR in South Africa flew BEAUFIGHTERS in 19 SQUADRON SAA under Lt Col DON TILLEY in the ANTI-SHIPPING and STRIKE roles from ITALY and over ADRIATIC, as part of the BALKAN AIR FORCE. Post-war he flew in the BERLIN AIRLIFT, here signing for the wider operations of the SOUTH…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…Royal Air Force Sir Michael BEETHAM GCB CBE DFC AFC DL FRAeS One of the few bomber pilots to survive the BATTLE of BERLIN, 50, 57 & 35 Sqns later 82 Recce & CO Valiant 214 Squadron & Chief of Air Staff #32 Harold A C BIRD-WILSON Air Vice-Marshal Harold…

DAUNCEY, Michael DK (#110)

…with whom he had shared a Nissen hut for a year before he became a prisoner. He was the only one still alive. Field Marshal Montgomery decorating Michael Dauncey in Berlin – having personally downgraded a recommendation that he receive a VC, and notation to reverse. © IWM BU 10424…

Civilians and War Production

…ARMY campaign, BATTLE for CAEN, etc. BBC BROADCASTING WAR REPORTING, DIEPPE RAID, N.AFRICA ,SICILY, ITALY to SALERNO, NORMANDY to US/SOVIET ELBE meeting & BERLIN #153 Douglas R GODFREY Mr Douglas R GODFREY (father Metro Vickers engineer & mother a WWI NURSE & WW2 WVS), for A.V.ROE WOODFORD’s 1st 30, ROY…

Alan Pollock

…planes; standard operating procedures in flying missions; accidental Soviet civilian incursions; air corridors to Berlin; parallel offset interception technique; story illustrating difficulty of head on interception technique; variety of aircraft sighted; effect of drop tanks of Hawker Hunter performance; mock attacks on aircraft and importance of watching tail; question of…

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