18 results found for: Bombardment (Spotting)

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CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

…520s, awarded DSC – this was the first time they flew wide “battle” formation); 800, 804, 3 WING at LEE-on-SOLENT for D-DAY BOMBARDMENT SPOTTING (MiD), then as CO to 880 SQN at HATSTON; on ARCTIC CONVOY in FURIOUS with 813(F), before embarking in IMPLACABLE firstly for NORWAY, then to the…

GREENFIELD, Edith (#283)

…his plans, hoping that a massive bombardment near the River Somme would destroy the German defences. His hopes were that the infantry could advance and allow the cavalry to thrust forward so as to relieve the pressure on French forces further east. On 1st July 1916, the opening day and…

MASLEN-JONES, Edward (#285)

…OBSERVATION POST SQUADRONS with himself representing the invaluable role of Artillery Spotting in the fierce fighting in BURMA of 656th AOP Sqn RAF/RA for the whole of the 14th ARMY and the 20th INDIAN DIVISION from 1943 to 1945, and then for Malaya and Java. 656 had three lights of…

SALTARELLI, Gene (#125)

…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. Pilot for returning LIBERATOR CREW of 466th HEAVY BOMBARDMENT GROUP & ALL USAAF BOMBER &.B-24 LIBERATOR AIR and GROUND TECHNICIAN CREWS…

DeSTEFANO, Anthony (#238)

…of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. USAAC Crew Chief Engines B-17 F/E FLYING FORTRESS 92nd BOMBARDMENT GROUP GROUNDCREW Bovingdon, Alconbury, Podington inc. SCHWEINFURT-REGENSBURG MISSION & in memory of ARTILLERY brother Sam, KIA, BATTLE of LUZON air drop….

WILLIS, Robert (#239)

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. USAAC 92nd BOMBARDMENT GROUP, v. GERMAN Wurzburg-Riese,…

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

…interception when he shot down a Junkers bomber, having made initial contact by spotting its shadow on the moonlit sea. After two more successes at night, he was carrying out a practice interception on July 24 with a fellow pilot when he saw another Junkers. Dalton-Morgan gave chase and intercepted…

DRAKE, Billy (#168)

…Paul Nash (1941) On June 6 he was leading his squadron on a bombing attack over Bir Hacheim in support of the Free French. Spotting four Bf 109s, he dived on them; all four were shot down, one of them by Drake. The French commander signalled “Bravo! Merci pour le…

JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…pieces from his starboard wing.” Spotting a solitary Messerschmitt, Johnson dropped below, to take aim with his cannon at the unarmoured underside of the aircraft. Moments later a plume of thick black smoke marked the end of the 109. In July 1942, when his score had already reached double figures,…

ZURAKOWSKI, Stanislaw (#169)

…second by the 2nd NEW ZEALAND and 4th INDIAN DIVISION in March, followed by the flanking FRENCH CORPS before the final sustained POLISH 2nd CORPS attack began on 11th May after a devastating Allied air bombardment. The bloody success at CASSINO allowed the ANZIO breakout and Kesselring’s abandonment of ROME….

GUERITZ, Edward Finlay (#212)

…the BOMBARDMENT of GENOA, when the Fleet Air Arm attacked SPEZIA from off the ARK ROYAL; back for the MARCH BLITZ in PORTSMOUTH then to MALTA, where HMS JERSEY, moving in to Grand Harbour, was almost blown in half by an acoustic mine or one primed set for the fourth…

SWETT, James Elms (#302)

…advance was held up by the concentrated fire of a heavily fortified Japanese blockhouse, Gunnery Sergeant Basilone boldly defied the smashing bombardment of heavy caliber fire to work his way around the flank and up to a position directly on top of the blockhouse and then, attacking with grenades and…

GALBRAITH, William P (#297)

…would be given a machine gun whose owner had been killed. Some naval bombardment shelling also blew several more than ten feet but fortunately without injury. Scattered over COTENTIN nothing that much was possible until the second night and fairly quickly their company had no more than 40 left and…

CALDER, Benjamin J (#176)

…as the later ANTWERP PORT system, with its AMERICAN, British & Canadian run DOCKS, where he experienced the heavy V-1 bombardment and would see the arrival of President TRUMAN, his CRUISER “AUGUSTA” and the 30 vehicle cavalcade en route to the POTSDAM CONFERENCE. Ben CALDER signs for those vital PORTS…

SUTTON, Thomas A (#308)

…naval bombardment was still in progress but shortly they had used their two Oerlikon guns. Tom’s LCT was right at the front on Gold Beach. Holding two Centaur tanks and one Sherman, two approaches had to be made after the Sherman’s engine refused to start for their first landing and…

MAYBANK, John W (#242)

…briefly to meet and see PM Winston CHURCHILL, CAS Sir Charles PORTAL & Brigadier Orde WINGATE going out for the QUEBEC CONFERENCE; he returw4to ERROL for Master & YEOVILTON for Wildcat & Martlet training; he went out to Alexandria in the Battleship KING GEORGE V & saw a 6″ Bombardment

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…TOBRUK’ & the key role of AUSTRALIANS in the defeat of Rommel’s offensive. #125 Gene SALTARELLI First Lieutenant Gene SALTARELLI AM (+3 oak leaf clusters) VM EAME Campaign Medal (2 bronze stars) Pilot for returning LIBERATOR CREW of 466th HEAVY BOMBARDMENT GROUP & ALL USAAF BOMBER &.B-24 LIBERATOR AIR and…

War Widows & Family Losses

…AFDU #238 Anthony DeSTEFANO Master Sergeant Anthony DeSTEFANO+ USAAC Crew Chief Engines B-17 F/E FLYING FORTRESS 92nd BOMBARDMENT GROUP GROUNDCREW Bovingdon, Alconbury, Podington inc. SCHWEINFURT-REGENSBURG MISSION & in memory of ARTILLERY brother Sam, KIA, BATTLE of LUZON air drop #283 Edith GREENFIELD Miss Edith GREENFIELD+ (Signed, aged 100) In memory…

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