51 results found for: Elbe (River Crossing)

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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…

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…

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…on river. Large rafts used to carry stretcher cases, casualties from Mamiewarazup. Crossing swollen chaung, by assistance of bamboos. The current is extremely fast. Shots British troops marching thru jungle. hacking away foliage etc. Shots of marching with mules & elephants, pass Burmese refugees escaping from Japs who have occupied…

ISON, Paul E (#291)

crossing a trench gap which the Marines called ‘Death Valley’. An unknown Marine combat photographer captured this moment. Paul E Ison USMC died in October 2001 in Fort Myers, Florida at age 84. On this day, in an eight-hour period, the Marines sustained 125 casualties crossing this particular valley. The…

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…

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;…

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,…

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…

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),…

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,…

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…

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: ©…

SMITH, David E (#202)

…hand and neck; CASEVAC out by DAKOTA from RANVILLE back to RAF Hospital WROUGHTON; rejoined CDO for patrols alongside AMERICANS (98th) early Jan45 to counter the ARDENNES OFFENSIVE, by then a DEMOLLTIONS SGT; on via the RHINE CROSSING at WESEL, once almost out of ammunition, had to carry out a…

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…

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…

GIBSON, John AA (#197)

…month later. The aircraft is piloted by William “Bill” Humble, who normally did not wear a helmet. On March 29 1945, while covering the Rhine crossings, he was shot down by anti-aircraft fire and was wounded in the shoulder during a forced landing. When he had recovered, he served briefly…

GILLARD, George (#274)

…in Sicily and Italy up to Salerno, before returning to UK. Shortly afterwards he became the senior BBC reporter in and beyond Normandy, right up to the linking up of US and Soviet forces on the Elbe. Post-war he was head of BBC West Regional Programmes 1945-55, Controller, West Region…

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…

MACKINTOSH, Robert (#203)

…to SICILY INVASION &, with the much better 6 POUNDERS, from PACHINO onwards; returned UK Oct43 to train for the NORMANDY INVASION D+1 with 152 BDE, ST HONORÉ, BOCAGE, BELGIUM & 23Dec to nr BASTOGNE in 2-3ft snow for the BATTLE of BULGE, later on the RHINE CROSSING where his…

MAYBANK, John W (#242)

…Uncle JOHN, commissioned in the field, had been killed on 26Sepl6 by a ricochet, with his Father staying in the NZ TERRITORIAL ARMY as an Instructor; crossing the Atlantic in the QUEEN MARY for his basic training up in Kingston, Ontario, John MAYBANK was on the same ship & was…

SUTTON, Thomas A (#308)

…of the D-Day crossing from Beaulieu, constant use of the bilge pumps hardly kept up with seawater ingress and only half of his flotilla of a dozen craft made it across. Tom’s sight at dawn of so many hundreds of craft was unforgettable. Arriving ten minutes ahead of H-Hour, the…

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