158 results found for: Coral Sea (Battle of)

Search results for: Coral Sea (Battle of)

Found 158 matches.

For a more exact match when searching for multiple words, please put the search term in quoatation marks. For example: use "Battle of Britain" instead of Battle of Britain.


Battle of Britain 80 Introduction

…left, the Belgian pilot Albert Emmanuel Allx Dieudonne Jean Ghislain van den Hove d’Ertsenrijck would die a week later on Battle of Britain Day itself. Van den Hove at Beauvechain on 10th May (British troops have arrived to strengthen the airfield defences) Battle of Britain Memorial of London The Scotsman…

LOATS, Norman (#300)

Sea between the Japanese main force and Task Force 38, Surigao Strait, the biggest surface action since Jutland in 1916, history’s last battle-line action at sea between battleships, Cape Engano, the final sea action of Japanese aircraft carriers and their destruction by the US Third Fleet, and the BATTLE off…

QUILL, Claire (#185)

…and here, in particular, those many WAAF ground control PLOTTERS and FIGHTER CONTROLLERS in and beyond the BATTLE of BRITAIN, often hearing through their headphones the savage cut and thrust of battle and too many final silences. “During the Battle of Britain the W.A.A.F.’s had undoubtedly proved themselves to be…

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

‘a classic example of how a first-class fighter pilot can attack an enemy while his engine is failing,shoot it down, force land on the sea, and get away with it’ ‘Group Captain Tom Dalton-Morgan, who has died in Australia aged 87, was one of the RAF’s most distinguished Battle of…

CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

…were climbing away into the sky, all we had to do was keep our eyes open and the enemy could not touch us.’ Commander R ‘Mike’ Crosley DSC RN: They Gave me a Seafire (via ArmouredCarriers.com) An RAF Supermarine Sea Spitfire or Seafire flying over a British aircraft carrier. Seafire…

ELKINGTON, JFD (#16)

‘During the Battle of Britain, his mother watched him being shot down’ ‘Wing Commander Tim Elkington, who has died aged 98, was one of the last surviving pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain, and was one of only two survivors of the RAF Hurricane Wing that operated with…

VRACIU, Alexander (#303)

They Were There is a work in progress, and 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 appropriate justice to the American heroes among our signatories.   Battle of the Philippine Sea:…

JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…being lucky, I don’t know what is…” Squadron Leader Basil Gerald ‘Stapme’ Stapleton DFC recalls The Battle of Britain… “His score of 6 enemy aircraft destroyed, 2 shared destroyed, 8 probably destroyed and 2 damaged,[1] all achieved on Spitfires during the Battle of Britain made him one of the outstanding…

LACEY, James (#7)

…the leading pilots of the battle.” He added: “Not many survived the entire war, most were either killed, injured or taken prisoner, so for an aircrew member to have a record like that, it must have been pretty scarce.” After the Battle of Britain, Lacey was promoted to flight lieutenant…

NEIL, Thomas F (#102)

…the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust. He regularly attended the annual Battle of Britain service held at Westminster Abbey. To mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in 2015, he once again flew in a Spitfire, an aircraft he described as “like flying a Bugatti”. The memory of…

DEERE, Alan C (#49)

…110 and Messerschmitt Me 109; personal morale; his collision with Messerschmitt Me 109, 9/7/1940; shooting down of German Red Cross seaplane; treatment for burns at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead and opinion of Archibald McIndoe, 28/7/1940; importance of weather; frequency and duration of patrols; fatigue during battle; lack of sense…

ELDER, Robert M (#299)

…“Black Panthers” equipped with Douglas Dauntless dive bombers, on carrier CV-3, the USS SARATOGA based in San Diego. For almost two years after Pearl Harbor, he flew numerous bombing missions firstly during the Battle of the CORAL SEA and later, during the Battle of MIDWAY with V13-3 flying off CV-5…

KILMARTIN, JI (#35)

…His portrait was drawn by Cuthbert Orde in January 1941 (below).” Portrait of JI Kilmartin by Cuthbert Orde (January, 1941) Courtesy of wonderful The Battle of Britain London Monument’s ‘The Airmen’s Stories’ _________ RCAF No. 403 Squadron (via the ‘RCAF No. 403 Squadron’ site) Three ‘T hey Were There’ signatories…

WATKINS, Tasker (#256)

…Ross, arriving there in late June 1944, a few weeks after the initial D-Day landings. The division participated in a number of engagements, such as the Second Battle of the Odon, and, in August, the Battle of the Falaise Pocket. By mid-August Watkins, commanding “B” Company in his battalion, which…

TUCK, RR Stanford (#9)

…worked as a test pilot for the RAF for several years before leaving and starting a mushroom farm in Kent. Wing Commander Tuck talking to his lifelong friend, German Ace Adolf Galland at an event in Madame Tussaud’s marking the release of the 1969 film “The Battle of Britain”. Battle

KELLETT, Ronald G (#29)

…World War. In the Battle of Britain who had the privilege to command the legendary Polish 303 Squadron which shot down more German planes than any other RAF squadron – despite not joining the battle until August, two months after it had begun. The Battle Colours were sewn in secret…

MAYBANK, John W (#242)

…reporting to Vice-Adm Sir Bernard RAWLINGS at sea for the BRITISH PACIFIC FLEET Commander. Admiral Sir Bruce FRASER (previously C-in-C HOME FLEET then EASTERN FLEET), then in turn to the FIFTH FLEET COMMANDER USN Admiral SPRUANCE, victor of the critical BATTLES of MIDWAY & PHILIPPINES SEA, who reported to Fleet…

SHEEN, Desmond FB (#88)

…they made photo-recce sorties over Italy. Sheen resumed with No 72 at the end of July 1940 and later, after the Battle of Britain and a second spell in hospital, took part in a night action over the North Sea which he described in a broadcast on the BBC. In…

ISON, Paul E (#291)

…Marine Corps Historical Centre (1998) notes that: overall American losses in the land battle on Okinawa amounted to 7,374 killed, 31,807 wounded and 239 missing in action. At sea and in the air, the Navy reported 36 US ships sunk, 368 damaged, 763 aircraft lost to all causes, 4,907 seamen…

CUNNINGHAM, John (#50)

…Bristol Blenheim, which had to search hopelessly for night raiders, Cunningham and his fellow pilots had little more to help them than training, eyesight and instinct. “We didn’t look on the so-called fighter version of the Blenheim as a very attractive aircraft,” he recalled. “As we went off to war…

SMITH, Irving S (#109)

…pilot with 151 Sqdn, No 12 Group, Fighter Command, RAF during Battle of Britain, 7/1940-10/1940: limited degree of radar control; characteristics of Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 including defects and coping with them in combat; first attack on Messerschmitt Me 109s; changeover of squadron personnel during battle; daily routine; shift system…

ROSIER, Fred (#17)

…to a hospital, where he was informed by doctors that he would never fly again. After spending most of the summer under treatment he proved them wrong and was back in the air in time for the tail-end of the Battle of Britain. He also escaped serious disfigurement, although he…

GILLAM, Denys (#25)

…lessons learnt from battle; condition he was in at the end of the battle; attitude towards Germans; communication in air. REEL 3 Continues: will to survive during battle and afterwards. Aspects of operations as pilot with 312 (Czechslovak) Sqdn, No 9 Group, Fighter Command, RAF in GB, 10/1940-12/1940: shooting down…

HALLOWES, HJL (#14)

…as an Aircraft Apprentice at Halton and passed out in December 1931 as a Metal Rigger. He applied for pilot training in 1934 and was selected. With training completed, he joined 43 Squadron at Tangmere in August 1936 as a Sergeant-Pilot. Rare original colour photograph. (Battle of Britain: Portraits of…

Translate »
Top of the page