29 results found for: Chindwin River

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BRYAN, Wendy (#6)

…She signed in their memory. Caesar Hull’s father Billy and mother Win, with older brother Robin and sister Wendy (Warriors of the Sky) Captain Gerald BRYAN CMG CVO OBE MC “Captain Gerald Bryan won an MC in 1941 as a commando at the Battle of the Litani River and subsequently…

ANNAND, Richard W (#44)

…German attack at Douai, 9/5/1940; opening fire on German aircraft; lack of effect on morale of German air attacks; advance into Belgium to River Dyle; character of positions on River Dyle; deployment of unit on River Dyle. REEL 4 Continues action for which he was awarded Victoria Cross visit to…

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…was surprised by the Japanese invasion in the winter of 1941/42. Off his own bat he dressed his staff and pupils in Australian bush hats and mounted a raid by river craft behind the Japanese lines, intended to lead them to think that the Australian army was already present in…

DUMON, Andrée Antoine (#158)

…to the icy Bidassoa river, which they would have to wade through to enter Spain. Newton could hear the river roaring. But the sound worried Dedee It must be in spate to be so noisy. Would they be able to cross it? When they reached the torrent it was clear…

DAUNCEY, Michael DK (#110)

…the Allied lines, they were joined by four others, including two American pilots. On April 9 1945 the two men, with four other escapers, were met by a young man who led them to the River Waal. They reached the bank in darkness and rowed across the river in a…

BRIDGE, John (#154)

…Nijmegen, 9/1944-12/1944: dealing with mines in River Scheldt; use of portable pulsers to detonate magnetic mines; flight from Antwerp to Nijmegen; meeting with General Brian Horrocks; German underwater attacks on Nijmegen bridges, 9/1944; his job in defusing German charges at Nijmegen. REEL 4 Continues: conditions for diving in River Waal;…

GREENFIELD, Edith (#283)

…Battle of the River SOMME. ‘Edie’ lived to 103 in what would become in the 1980’s England’s largest village and revealed that her mother never was the same after hearing this family’s tragic news. If the Great War was one of the two most tragic aspects of the 20th Century,…

PANTER, Frank H T (#216)

…joined 22 Aug 1921 on cruisers & AIRCRAFT CARRIER FURIOUS pre-war & ILLUSTRIOUS 4 VICTORIOUS post-war, retiring 5 Apr 1956; for all ROYAL NAVY SHIPWRIGHTS and SUCCESS of AJAX in the BATTLE of the RIVER PLATE on 13 Dec 1939 (then DSC as Warrant Shipwright “Chippy” & DAMAGE CONTROL duties),…

BRITTON, Arthur W (#305)

…the airlifting of entire divisions, aerial re-supply, landings by glider, casualty evacuation from small jungle airstrips and the deployment of landing craft in support of sea borne invasions and river patrols. The country and its climate were the enemy of both sides. Disease and infection could and did decimate armies…

WOOLNOUGH, James A (#230)

…entered the front line in time for the CROSSING of the River SANGRO. The 2nd Bn were then being sent home for NW EUROPE, so at the Infantry Reinforcement Depot, he found himself drafted into 9th KOYLI, with the BUFFS & SHERWOOD FORESTERS as part of the 18th INFANTRY BRIGADE,…

LISKUTIN, Miroslav A (#130)

…Nebesti jezdci (‘Riders In The Sky’) a 1968 Czech movie (language a mix of English and Czechoslovak; atmosphere vivid)   War-time traffic on the river Thames: Up-river Repairs after the Dieppe Raid, 1942, by John Edgar Platt. Tony Liskutin took part in the air cover for the raid. Copyright: ©…

KAGAN, Jack (#311)

…was one of 200 who fled the camp, but as he crossed a frozen river the ice broke and his boots were drenched with frozen water. Although he was eventually able to get out, he missed his rendezvous with the partisans. Jack came across a small farm house, but the…

STRONG, Albert (#231)

…ALGIERS, BONE & BOUGIE for some time before his landing at SALERNO. This lightly built, cheerful and chirpy 5th LIGHT FIELD AMBULANCE DRIVER, then DRIVER Titch STRONG, rapidly became a mascot for the tall lst Bn SCOTS GUARDS soldiers who had come through ANZIO. Titch joined up with them after…

CAUCHI, Michael (#262)

…Valour for his participation in 31 Sqn SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE Liberatqrs on the dangerous supply drop support missions for the WARSAW UPRISING by 205 Group; he also flew on the Romanian PLOESTI OIL attacks and River DANUBE MINJNG operational sorties; he also represents the outstanding importance, valour and service…

GUERITZ, Edward Finlay (#212)

…RN: joined as a ROYAL NAVY Cadet for the first year 1937, on to Midshipman for two years from 1938, learning his trade on HMS NEWCASTLE, a Cruiser, MASHONA, a Tribal Class Destroyer, then the Cruiser, CUMBERLAND, which he was to see visibly reinforce CDRE HARWOOD’s RIVER PLATE Force, after…

CLEERE, Patrick (#236)

…to put on a tow rope … Both tanks were then hit by anti tank fire and his wireless operator wounded … tried to get the driver out of the damaged tank but he was dead … picked up the crew … and got them out of the action ……

ATKINS, George (#3)

…battle honours and decorations awarded. The 4th, 8th and 10th Indian Divisions will always be associated with fighting at Cassino, the capture of Rome, the Arno Valley, the liberation of Florence, and the breaking of the Gothic Line. In the Serchio River Valley, on the Fifth Army front, German counterattack…

ELDER, Robert M (#299)

…duty with VF-191 flying off the USS Oriskany and later commanded Carrier Air Group 12, the USS Waccamaw, and the USS Coral Sea. After the Korean War, Elder continued flying and in 1957 became Director of the Flight Test Division at the Navy’s Air Test Center at Patuxent River, Maryland,…

BOWMAN, J Edwin (#198)

…of 11th HUSSARS, on to Blida & Algiers. On 24Feb44 they relieved 71st FIELD at the River GARIGLIANO seeing plenty of action, before his last near lethal stonk on 9Apr44 meant returning by HOSPITAL SHIP to arrive in Liverpool on D-Day, beginning a slow recovery & being fitted with an…

WOOLLETT, John C (#245)

…tanks & factories, plus important, explosives ingredients. With ROYAL ENGINEER experience in the MIDDLE and FAR EAST, his signature recalls here the vital BRIDGE BUILDING and ASSAULT ENGINEERS, in providing BAILEY & PONTOON BRIDGES & surmounting the big RIVER CROSSINGS, SEINE & RHINE, often working under fire to tight deadlines,…

ERCOLANI, Lucian (#215)

…1941 to join No 214 Squadron. In October the next year Ercolani left for India, joining No 99 Squadron near Calcutta. The squadron was one of two Wellington long-range bomber units used to attack enemy airfields and river, road and rail supply routes. Ercolani led many of these missions over…

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…

BALFOUR, Harold (#13)

…at 10,000 Feet by Richard Carline (1896–1980) Imperial War Museum London The River Scarpe (at 1 o’clock, above) is recalled fondly in the Canadian Canon Frederick George Scott’s The Great War As I Saw It: 100th Anniversary Edition (Illustrated) Kindle Edition, who also gives a droll account of his first…

VRACIU, Alexander (#303)

…test pilot at the Naval Test Center in Patuxent River, Maryland. After the war, Vraciu remained in the navy, working in the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. During the 1950s he reached the “ultimate desire of all fighter pilots” when he took command of his own squadron, becoming the leader of…

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