8 results found for: Falaise

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WATKINS, Tasker (#256)

…while leading a bayonet charge. The battalion had been ordered to attack objectives near the railway at Bafour, about five miles west of Falaise, as part of the move to trap the Fifth and Seventh German Armies in the Falaise “pocket”. Rocket-firing Typhoons at the Falaise Gap, Normandy, 1944, by…

ALDRIDGE, James (#200)

…on SWORD BEACH, his platoon taking ST HONORÉ. He saw RAF TYPHOONS wiping out German tanks at FALAISE, with SEAFORTHs going forward on KANGAROO TANKS here; James won his MM at the RHINE CROSSING at REES with the 2nd Bn SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS, finally at VE-DAY reaching BREMERVORDE; his grandfather was…

NORTH-LEWIS, CD (#286)

…Wing consisting of 181,182, 247 and 137 Squadrons, his DSO reflected his leadership on “tank busting” operations including the FALAISE pocket and invaluable close air support right up to the RHINE CROSSING.. Near Wesel he was shot down by flak but force-landed on an island, where he was captured but…

LISKUTIN, Miroslav A (#130)

…Typhoons at the Falaise Gap, Normandy (1944) by Frank Wootton. Copyright Art.IWM ART LD 4756 At the end of the war, he returned to Czechoslovakia, but it soon became apparent that the communist regime did not look kindly on those who had fought with the Western powers and he returned…

GILLAM, Denys (#25)

…ART LD 3032) “The Few” Copyright IWM PC 14972 Burnt-out Focke-Wulfe and Typhoon Aircraft at Antwerp (1944) by Walter Thomas Monington. Copyright: Art.IWM ART LD 5515 Rocket-firing Typhoons at the Falaise Gap, Normandy (1944) by Frank Wootton. Copyright Art.IWM ART LD 4756 Imperial War Museum Oral History: Denys Gillam REEL…

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…

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,…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…Q VIC RIFLES into RAF. BLENHEIM 13 Sqn, TOMAHAWK & MUSTANG 26 Sqn, TYPHOON OC181 & 124Wg Ldr inc FALAISE tankbusting to RHINE #126 EW NOTHSTEIN EW ‘Bill’ NOTHSTEIN 392nd BOMB GROUP. Crewed with 125 and 127, formed and worked up in USA & flew from EAST ANGLIA bases. ~All…

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