8 results found for: Caen

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JOYCE, Austin P (#190)

…War, 16yr old Irish Yorkshireman: Troopship seaman & June, 1944 began fighting at Caen. “In a remarkable career – spanning active service in Normandy in 1944 to Northern Ireland in the 1970s, the whole with the Welsh Guards – he first came to prominence for his M.M.-winning deeds in March…

SQUANCE, Sidney J (#247)

…bombarding ORAN, she came under fire &, thanks to AURORA, dodged another torpedo; survived SICILY, ITALY and NORMANDY INVASIONS & the CAEN BOMBARDMENTS. A BISMARCK Historical Note. 19 Battleships and Cruisers, 2 Aircraft Carriers, 21 Destroyers and more than 50 Coastal Command Aircraft were involved to find and sink BISMARCK…

CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

…flying Seafires from Lee-on-the-Solent. His role was to direct the fire of the heavy ships which were bombarding the German defences. On the second day of the Allied landings he shot down a German Bf109, which crashed 15 miles south-west of Caen, and two days later damaged an Fw190 which…

AIDAN of SPROT (#205)

…Gen. Sir Bernard FREYBERG VC(1916 with HOOD Bn RND) KCB KBE DSO take ITALIANS prisoner under his muzzle!); back to EUROPE as the Regimental Honours at HILL 112, CAEN & FALAISE, winning his MC at the River ALLER crossing; had an end war race to the Baltic to forestall (by…

WALTER, AE Mervyn (#232)

…the Port Facility (b) To discharge ships over GOLD, JUNO and SWORD BEACHES (c) To repair and operate the PORTS of OUISTREHAM and PORT-en-BESSIN, and, if possible, the OUISTREHAM 1 CAEN CANAL” *Chief of Combined Operations Born in 1907 out in Taungoo, BURMA, where his Father was seconded to the…

British Army and Commonwealth & Allied Armies

#205 AIDAN of SPROT Lieutenant Colonel AIDAN of SPROT MC JP (ROYAL SCOTS GREYS 2nd DRAGOONS) PALESTINE, last to mechanize, DESERT, NORMANDY, HONEY TANKS, CAEN/FALAISE, MC R. ALLER & race to BALTIC #200 James ALDRIDGE Sergeant Major James ALDRIDGE MM (father GALLIPOLI, brother TORPEDOED twice) for SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS, EL ALAMEIN,…

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…

Naval & Naval Air

…SICILY, ITALY, NORMANDY, Caen #308 Thomas A SUTTON Lieutenant Thomas A SUTTON RNVR Battleship HMS HOWE Gunnery seaman spotter, comm’d COMBINED OPS age 23 i/c 1st LANDING CRAFT TANK 223, NORMANDY Invasion GOLD BEACH & WALCHEREN #302 James Elms SWETT Colonel James Elms SWETT DFC (2) Purple Heart AM (5)…

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