52 results found for: Bomb Disposal

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BRIDGE, John (#154)

…officer with Royal Navy in Plymouth, 1940-1941: posting to Plymouth after bomb disposal and mine disposal training, 1940; organisation of bomb disposal work; category A bomb dealt with; method of dealing with bomb in dry dock in Falmouth; methods of dealing with different types of bomb filling; character of German…

ROWLANDS, John (#83)

Air Marshal Sir John ROWLANDS GC KBE Representing the continuing vital role of GROUND ARMAMENT & BOMB DISPOSAL, A.R.P. and the CIVIL DEFENCE in minimising BLITZ bombing effects & V-1 & V-2 casualties…

GOULD, Thomas W (#94)

…to the bows and dropped it overboard, while Thrasher went full astern to get clear. A – where bomb penetrated the gun platform. A1 – the position where the bomb was discovered inside the casing. B – Position where 2nd unexploded bomb was discovered lying on the casing, bomb represented…

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…

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard (#31)

…cloud; reaction to explosion of bomb; justification for bomber offensive against Germany; attitude to use of nuclear weapons; attitude to warfare; question of deterrence; opinion of Japanese lack of knowledge of their role during Second World War; prior recollection of outcome of Bomber Command raid on Mailly-le-Camp, France, 3/5/1944-4/5/1944.  …

CURTIS, Lawrence (#260)

…previous attempts had failed. Martin dived on the viaduct and, just as his bomb aimer pressed the bomb release, anti-aircraft fire hit his Lancaster, knocking out two engines and seriously wounding two of the crew. The bombs had failed to release, the bomb doors could not be closed and Martin…

REID, William I (#61)

…617 Squadron was linked with 9 Squadron for a “Tallboy” deep penetration bomb attack on a V-bomb storage dump at Rilly-la-Montagne, near Rheims. As Reid released his bomb over the target at 12,000 ft, he felt his aircraft shudder under the impact of a bomb dropped by another Lancaster 6,000…

WOOLLETT, John C (#245)

…under fire to tight deadlines, plus numerous SAPPER jobs such as blasting strong-points with AVREs ARMOURED VEHICLES REs (the PETARD) & FASCINE use for marsh or ditch, accommodation, FORTIFICATIONS, AIRFIELDS, BOMB DISPOSAL, MINEFIELDS, WELLS, ROADS & RAIL, DUMMY EQPT etc Strength of Royal Engineers 1939:.90,000 1945: 280,000 with 25,000 CASUALTIES….

BABINGTON-SMITH, Constance (#180)

…the Channel. Launching ramp with flying bomb / doodlebug at the V1 launch site at Ardouval / Val Ygot, Normandy, France The bombing of the launch sites was given urgent priority, under the codename “Crossbow”. Constance Babington Smith had the task of providing photographic material to assist targeting by Bomber…

GRAYSTON, Raymond E (#133)

…Scampton with the main force, but before they were due to drop their “Upkeep” bouncing bomb, the Mohne was breached. Led by Guy Gibson, the three Lancasters that still had their bombs headed for the Eder. OPERATION CHASTISE (THE DAMBUSTERS’ RAID) 16 – 17 MAY 1943 (C 3718) The Targets:…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…leading NIGHT FIGHTER crew, SQNs 1 ~ILTON41 Defiant, BEAUFIGHTER (141) MOSQUITO (157 & 488 NZ SQNS) bomber support, and later in the war protecting Coastal Command anti-submarine patrols, intruder patrols in support of Bomber Command combatting the German night fighters, and attacking the V1 flying bombs. Author of Night Flyer….

SMITH, Irving S (#109)

…German forces of sleep; lack of German fighter opposition; effectiveness of German anti-aircraft fire; vulnerability of wooden De Havilland Mosquito to damage; abortive bombing raid flown below anti-aircraft level; second bombing raid on Le Havre using Oboe; German anti-aircraft opposition to attacks on V1 Flying Bomb sites near Dieppe, France….

HOLDER, Paul (#191)

…the relief of the siege, Holder was posted home where, in November 1941, he received command of No 218, a Wellington bomber squadron shortly to be re-equipped with four-engine Stirling heavy bombers at Marham in Norfolk. His first sorties were against the battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, sheltering in the heavily…

POULSSON, Jens-Anton (#164)

…and Britain, already committed to a programme to create an atomic bomb, concluded that if the Nazis needed large quantities of heavy water, they had to be working on a bomb, just as the exiled Albert Einstein had twice warned. In fact, Albert Speer, Hitler’s armaments supremo, was more interested…

TAIT, James B (#66)

Group Captain Willie ‘Tirpitz’ Tait, bomber commander – obituary Obituary courtesy of The Telegraph, originally published on September 3 2007 Group Captain Willie “Tirpitz” Tait, who died on August 31 2007 aged 90, had a brilliant wartime career as a bomber commander; he attacked some of the most demanding and…

COX, John W (#298)

…appreciated. Though designed for high-altitude day bombing, in practice the B29 flew more low-altitude night incendiary bombing missions for the fire-bombing campaign. Their importance in mining operations of Japanese harbours, mostly at night, also had considerable strategic effect in limiting Japanese food supplies. Hiroshima and Nagasaki.were destroyed by the B-29…

ELKINGTON, JFD (#16)

…first hydrogen bomb. It was the responsibility of 240 Squadron to search and police the extensive ocean area where shipping was banned during the tests. On the day of the first test, the Shackletons ensured the area was clear before a Valiant dropped an H-bomb over nearby Malden Island. During…

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…

GRANDY, John (#2)

…period for the RAF. These included withdrawal from bases east of Suez; the cancellation of major aircraft projects; and the dismantling of the strategic nuclear bomber force which he had done so much to nurture. (The cut had been made so that the Navy’s Polaris submarines could take over Britain’s…

FRASER-HARRIS, Alexander B (#218)

…DIVE BOMBING surprise, precision (average bomb error 20yds, despite heavy fire until rolled over & magazine blew up), quickly SINKING the 6,000 ton German “KONIGSBERG” (built 1927) alongside in BERGEN harbour in NORWAY (N.B.it was the first major enemy warship sunk from air, fulfilling MITCHELL’S prophecies & providing a startling…

STORK, J Royden (#301)

…fly on Stearmans at Hemet CA, where they lost a quarter of the course on their primary flying. After 90 further hours on BT-14s at Randolph Field, he earned his wings in June, 1941, transferring to Mitchells at Pendleton in 17th Bomb Group “While we were training for short take…

BRISTOW, Conrad Phillip (#250)

…63ft 6in, max wt 5,5601b and speed 88mph, rear Lewis gun and bomb s or torpedo, 12 cylinder water cooled 225 or 260hp Sunbeam or 250hp Renault engine) played a significant part in WW1, being the first to be used in a naval engagement, as the only aircraft involved in…

CRUICKSHANK, John (#62)

…of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. Recipient of the Victoria Cross. ED RAFVR also Scots, for COASTAL COMMAND; with 72 wounds & Navigator Bomb Aimer dead in crippled CATALINA, sank U-Boat before aircraft’s return to Sullom Voe….

MOHR, Stan (#127)

466th BOMB GROUP crew gunner for 30 daylight mission tours over Occupied Europe; USAAF day & RAF night strategic bombing (which diverted thousands of 88mm guns to the defence of Germany, and an element thought to have saved many hundreds of thousands of lives)….

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