49 results found for: Bougainville (Campaign)

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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…

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;…

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…

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…

GIBSON, John AA (#197)

…Johnny Gibson In 1943 he went with 15 Squadron to New Georgia as operations officer. Subsequently, he commanded and led the squadron, equipped with Corsair fighters. In the heavy fighting of the Bougainville Pacific landings, he destroyed a Japanese Zeke fighter on January 23 1944. After again returning to Europe,…

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…

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…

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….

NICOLSON, Muriel (#1)

…in writing up our extraordinary signatories. WAR WIDOW of Wing Commander James NICOLSON VC DFC (the only RAF Fighter VC: 72 & 249 Squadrons, TURBINLITE, OC 27 Squadron BEAUFIGHTER operations over BURMA, (killed 2May45) ditched 355 Sqn Liberator. Representing War Widows campaign leader Mrs Iris STRANGE++ & all WAR WIDOWS…

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….

DUNCAN SMITH, WGG (#36)

…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. NORTH WEALD Wg Ldr + NORWEGIAN SPITFIRES, Wing Commander No.244 Wing in the DESERT AIR FORCE & ITALIAN CAMPAIGN + 324 Wing…

COASTWATCHER (#249)

…sacrifice of their Victoria Cross award, CORPORAL SUKANAIVALU-(posthumous BOUGAINVILLE 23Jun44), the five NZ trained Fijians who killed 50 Japanese & escaped when surrounded, and those SOLOMON ISLANDERS such as Sgt Maj VOUZA GC & US Silver Star, of the British Constabulary. captured on a mission in SUPPORT of the AMERICAN…

BROWN, Richard (#295)

…on the fine contribution of Maj Gen “Pete” Quesada and AM Broadhurst in further developing tactical air-ground warfare during the European campaign with microwave early warning radar (MEW) direction of ‘cab rank’ fighter bombers already airborne and close by, and placing pilots as forward air controllers inside tanks equipped with…

ROSIER, Fred (#17)

…own men had found it in a captured German tank which had apparently procured it from the Italians in a “swap.” Fred Rosier hardly let it out of his sight for the rest of his life. In one sense, he was lucky to be alive for the desert campaign. The…

HOGAN, Neville G (#264)

…British had been driven from Burma by May, 1942. His small forces were isolated for a long time, but Force 136 dropped agents and wireless operators who made contact with his guerrillas in October, 1943. Seagrim led Karens in a campaign of sabotage against the occupation, enjoying much support from…

HERFORD, Martin EM (#246)

…organised DESERT MOTOR AMBULANCE CONVOYS, helping part treated CASUALTIES back to the FORWARD FIELD HOSPITALS and extended for TWO YEARS right across the DESERT CAMPAIGNS (including. GREEK CAMPAIGN with 189 LIGHT FIELD & 24 CASUALTY CLEARING STATION at THEBES, where he was bombed off his motorbike and organised, against high…

NEILSON, Ian G (#211)

…at each other to worry about me in my Auster IV”. Later in the campaign, his tasks included aerial photography and flying agents to meet up with their contacts in the Netherlands. Neilson handed over command of his flight early in November 1944 having been selected to become the first…

SLY, Ted (#276)

…and rejoined Bobby Gibbes when posted to Darwin as a Flight Commander on 457 RAAF Spitfire Squadron. This was attached to 80 Wing under the command of Clive Caldwell with Bobby Gibbes as Wing Commander flying for the campaign in the Celebes (Moratai) and the invasion of Borneo. Ted Sly…

ROBERTS, David (#207)

…Eoka campaign, playing a key role in the division of the island. He was Mentioned in Dispatches for his efforts. In 1966 as a Group Captain he was aide-de-camp to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II before taking command of the RAF Regiment depot in Catterick and retiring from service in…

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