140 results found for: Falaise Pocket (Battle of)

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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)

…of battle being historic. REEL 3 Continues: degree of fairness in tactics employed; contact with shot down German pilot; closeness of outcome of battle; opinion of New Zealanders loyalty to GB. Aspects of operations with No 11 Group, Fighter Command and 2nd Tactical Air Force, RAF in GB, 1941-1944: offensive…

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…

JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…Europe from 1941 to 1944, almost without rest. Johnson was involved in heavy aerial fighting during this period. His combat tour included participation in the Dieppe Raid, Combined Bomber Offensive, Battle of Normandy, Operation Market Garden, the Battle of the Bulge and the Western Allied invasion of Germany. Johnson progressed…

GILLAM, Denys (#25)

…tactics employed. REEL 2 Continues: method of bailing out; opinion of German pilots; lack of collisions; opinion of Junkers Ju 88; method of gaining height from RAF Kenley; weather during battle; comparison between Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire; daily routine during battle; personal motivation; question of why battle was won;…

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

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

…Luftwaffe. Dodd’s scene conveys the simultaneous proximity and distance of the Battle of Britain; aerial combat is evident in the sky but life goes on below. History The RAF pilots who fought during the Battle of Britain were supported by thousands of servicemen and women on the ground. In this…

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…

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:…

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…

LAFONT, Henri Lucien (#160)

…the war. Col Henry Lafont, who has died aged 91, made a dramatic escape from Vichy-held Algeria and reached England to fly Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain; he was the last of the 13 French fighter pilots to fly in the Battle. When France capitulated in June 1940, Lafont…

ATKINS, George (#3)

…almost every British military operation since the First World War – and ‘the Fighting Cocks’, 43 (F) Squadron. Tommy had been an engineer in the pre-war motoring industry, and went on to service BATTLE OF BRITAIN HURRICANES, SPITFIRES in ITALY, & 1944/45 LANCASTERS. Among ‘The Long and the Short and…

DRAKE, Billy (#168)

…melee, Drake claimed one, the first of many successes. When the Blitzkreig was launched on May 10, No 1 Squadron was thrown straight into battle, its Hurricanes trying to provide support for RAF bombers that were suffering terrible losses. In three days, Drake, always a highly aggressive pilot, shot down…

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…

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…

CUNNINGHAM, John (#50)

…we thought ‘We are not going to last long against the Me 109.’ ” During the early stages of the Battle of Britain in 1940, Cunningham was relieved to be asked to experiment with a photo-electric bomb, devised to be dropped from above on heavy enemy bomber formations. When this…

DROBINSKI, Boleslaw H (#19)

…people. CU Squadron Leader Drobinski. SV Wing Commander Clare Legge, woman controller at time Battle of Britain, talking to Group Captain Tom Glebe. CU German General Adolph Galland talking to Wing Commander Stanford Tuck. SV pan to map of battle area. Pan back to Wing Commander Tuck talking to Adolf…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…of air defence in the Battle of Britain”, bringing down one and damaging two. ~ As LAC [Leading Aircraftsman] MM 18Aug40 PARACHUTE & CABLE [RAF KENLEY] BATTLE OF BRITAIN Dornier kill; in SUEZ, v. mining e/a, DESERT, Aleppo, CYPRUS, OC BATTLE SCHOOL. Representing RAF REGIMENT. #96 EE RODLEY Wing Commander…

DAVID, W Dennis (#18)

Obituary courtesy of and published by the Telegraph. David (left) as best man to his 152 Squadron colleague P/O DH Fox-Male. Battle of Britain fighter pilot who won a DFC and Bar in the space of five days GROUP CAPTAIN DENNIS “HURRICANE” DAVID, who has died aged 82, was awarded…

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