22 results found for: Eastern Front

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HAMILTON, Patrick M (#271)

…and his knocking down of Japanese attacker in 5th April 1942 Raid on COLOMBO then in CEYLON and the eastern NAVAL BASE, when Singapore fell, for the British Eastern Fleet. The Japanese Admiral Nagumo’s fleet had been spotted by a Koggala-based Catalina but the Easter Sunday air strike on Colombo…

KAGAN, Jack (#311)

“one of the last to get out before the tunnel was discovered, he survived as one of 30,000 Jews who fought the Nazis in the forests” Jack Kagan with a fellow partisan after the war One of 30,000 Jews who fought the Nazis in the forests of Eastern Europe, a…

KUBAREV, Vassili (#281)

…page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. Vassili KUBAREV for the SOVIET AIR FORCE and as a pilot for the critical ground support of Soviet troops and their Yak & llyushin fighter bombing on the wide and important Eastern Fronts….

LATCHUGIN, Colonel (#121)

…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. SOVIET AIR FORCE, and especially for its TRANSPORT and TACTICAL AIRBORNE FORCES, during the EASTERN FRONT from 1941-45….

ELKINGTON, JFD (#16)

…fellow pilots took off from Argus and landed at Vaenga. Additional Hurricanes were shipped in crates and assembled on arrival in Russia. The primary role of the Hurricane pilots was to escort Soviet bombers on raids over Finnmark in north-eastern Norway and also to defend the Russian airfields. On October…

LAMA, Ganju (#146)

…Museums) The film shows His Majesty the King paying tribute to the Gurkhas, and in India the Viceroy paying a similar tribute for their gallantry on the eastern fronts. Footage of Nepal, showing the people and the countryside, with a discussion of the governmental and ruling system. The Gurkhas coming…

BOGERT, Mortimer P (#170)

…was in Europe a full seven and a half years, from being with the 2nd CANADIAN DIVISION in DIEPPE, the fighting in SICILY, the advance up to POTENZA in EASTERN ITALY, as well as landing in SOUTHERN FRANCE and going right through up to BRUSSELS and including the post-war OCCUPATION….

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard (#31)

…DFC 1941, CO 76 Squadron 1942, RAF Station Marston Moor 1943, CO 617 Squadron (Dambusters) 1943, attached Eastern Air Command South-East Asia 1944, British Joint Staff Mission Washington 1945, official British observer of dropping of Atomic Bomb on Nagasaki 1945, Chairman World War Memorial Fund for Disaster Relief 1989-92, VC…

MACLEAN, Fitzroy (#116)

…when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. ‘It has been widely speculated that Ian Fleming used Maclean as one of his inspirations for James Bond.’ Author of Eastern Approaches. Eton, Cambridge, Paris and Moscow Foreign Office. For: CAMERON HIGHLANDERS (MP1941-74), TITO + the many YUGOSLAV Partisans…

DRAKE, Billy (#168)

…converted to jets. This was followed by his appointment as wing commander at Linton-on-Ouse near York, where he commanded three Meteor fighter squadrons. In 1956 Drake became the Controller of Fighter Command’s Eastern Sector. But he still found time to persuade colleagues to allow him to fly their fighters two…

FRASER, Ian E (#67)

…diver Leading Seaman “Mick” Magennis — transferred from Stygian on July 30 to relieve XE3’s passage crew . That night, at 11 pm, the midget sub slipped its tow at the eastern end of the Singapore Channel. By J. Brooks (1945): A diver is shown cutting through an anti-submarine net…

CALDER, Benjamin J (#176)

…only lady in LUTON’s Laboratory, testing metallurgically CHURCHILL TANK production, with his family, further back, coming from Eastern POLAND, which was then to become SOVIET UNION territory. A WW2 example of the scale of LOGISTIC SUPPORT is shown here, in abbreviated layout from the NORMANDY MEMORIAL to Ben’s UNITED STATES…

BLAKESLEE, Donald J M (#294)

…Ukraine after his unique flight in June 1944 when he led the 4th Fighter Group across Germany and Eastern Europe using only a map on his knee and a watch. He was greatly admired in the American fighter pilot community, which recognised him as one of the two outstanding pilots…

ATKINSON, Robert (#214)

…at BS with the company losing £100 million a year . He embarked on an aggressive campaign to turn it around and for a time succeeded. Fiercely patriotic in the face of Far Eastern competition, he even banned visitors’ Japanese cars from his yards. Ironically, when shipbuilding ended on the…

HEARN, Avis J (#75)

…it were not for the radar chain.” The radar system was called Chain Home, the ring of coastal Early Warning radar stations, which covered most of the eastern and southern shores of the island. Chain Home: WAAF radar operator Denise Miley plotting aircraft on the CRT (cathode ray tube) of…

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…tendon in a football match. He returned to the United Kingdom and in March 1945, was picked to succeed Brigadier R.W. McLeod in command of the Special Air Service brigade. Leading again from in front he took two French parachute units of that brigade into eastern Holland and north-west Germany…

PETRIE, Frederick J (#263)

…and then MONTPINCON, the later relief of the AIRBORNE FORCES at ARNHEM and after the Anglo-American GEILENKIRCHEN Offensive, the ROER SALIENT, GOCH. XANTEN, the RHINE BRIDGEHEAD at REES, liberation of Eastern Holland and the drive east via CLOPPENBURG into BREMEN. The 43rd DIVISION also had 60 Officers seconded from the…

ELLIOTT, George M (#222)

…the loss of ARK ROYAL & the severe damage to Queen Elizabeth and Valiant. 1941 year end was the low point of the RN’s war in the Eastern MEDITERRANEAN; BARHAM had been built in 1913-15, the 5th Battle Squadron leader at JUTLAND,, survived torpedo from U-30 28Dec39, in the BATTLE…

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…

British Army and Commonwealth & Allied Armies

…VC successes 12Jun44 Defence of KOHIMA #121 Colonel LATCHUGIN Colonel LATCHUGIN SOVIET AIR FORCE, and especially for its TRANSPORT and TACTICAL AIRBORNE FORCES, during the EASTERN FRONT from 1941-45 #273 David LLOYD-OWEN Major-General David LLOYD-OWEN CB DSO OBE MC “Danger has some kind of satanic appeal to me. I am…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…the YAK & ILYUSHIN FIGHTER GROUND ATTACK BOMBING to SUPPORT EASTERN FRONT USSR TROOPS & ADVANCE into GERMANY #7 James LACEY Squadron Leader James ‘Ginger’ LACEY DFM* AFM Croix de Guerre (28+ e/a) 501, 602, OC155 & 17, 72 & 43 Sqns; 57 OTU instructor for 249 top scorer (31+…

Resistance

…were going to their deaths.” Lorna’s tale was first told in The Mirror Caught the Sun: Operation Anthropoid 1942. #311 Jack KAGAN Jack Kagan BEM (1929-2016) One of 30,000 Jews who fought the Nazis in the forests of Eastern Europe, a Holocaust writer and educator. As a boy, twice escaped…

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