53 results found for: Gothic Line

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WOOLNOUGH, James A (#230)

…in breaking out from the ANZIO Beachhead proved an expensive error, since this and the CASSINO assaults had been supposed to break the GUSTAV LINE quickly – winter in turn added to the intense difficulties of the ARMOUR and INFANTRY, even with Kangaroo tactics, in taking on the GOTHIC LINE….

DUMON, Andrée Antoine (#158)

…George Medal, and their whole family’s courage and sacrifice for the wider goals of freedom, as an exemplar of the Comet Line – ‘La Ligne Comète’. (Nadine was its Secretary since 1985) – which was penetrated several times, but re-formed by others. Also not forgetting the “Pat O’Leary Line” and…

STRONG, Albert (#231)

…forward, he needed to understand evolving actions on the battlefield and experienced first-hand the fierce fighting in ITALY. Here a signatory for the steady breaching of the strong GOTHIC LINE, scene of GALLANT, DIFFICULT and COSTLY FIGHTING, as well as the changing fortunes of war; he witnessed the tragic loss…

CLEERE, Patrick (#236)

…– sadly his personal success at the GOTHIC LINE was marred within hours, hearing that his brother. EDWARD, a GUNNER in one of the following tanks, had been killed advancing in his own tank’s wake – for four days they were in pursuit before PADDY was able to go back…

ATKINS, George (#3)

…battle honours and decorations awarded. The 4th, 8th and 10th Indian Divisions will always be associated with fighting at Cassino, the capture of Rome, the Arno Valley, the liberation of Florence, and the breaking of the Gothic Line. In the Serchio River Valley, on the Fifth Army front, German counterattack…

KILMARTIN, JI (#35)

…behind the Maginot Line, near to France’s frontier with Germany. Operations in France Operations in France In October 1939, the squadron moved to Vassincourt, where it became a part of the AASF, ready for operations over the front line. This force included ten squadrons of Fairey Battle light bombers, together…

WEST, Ferdinand (#28)

…mother. His medals were donated to the Imperial War Museum, where they form part of the Ashcroft Gallery. LOCATION OF MEDAL: LORD ASHCROFT GALLERY, IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON. BURIAL PLACE: HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARD, SUNNINGDALE, BERKSHIRE.” VC Online An Impression of Lens, France, Seen from an Aeroplane: The Anglo-German Front Line,…

HEARN, Avis J (#75)

…in-line 110m (360ft) steel transmitter towers (there were originally four) with transmitting aerials suspended between and on the right are four 73m (240ft) wooden receiver towers placed in a square, with the heavily protected transmitter building in the middle. ‘Hearn was engaged in top secret work, vital to Britain’s war…

FRASER, Ian E (#67)

…a midget submarine. Copyright: © IWM ART LD 5794. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/3286 In the heat and confinement of the Xcraft, conditions were extremely unpleasant. The men kept themselves going by sipping orange juice from the refrigerator before taking Benzedrine tablets at 6am. Three hours later, Fraser sighted the line of…

ROWLANDS, John (#83)

…of the Second World War, RAF bomb disposal personnel had dealt with some 175,000 weapons of British, Allied and enemy origin in Britain and Europe. The BD squads were in the front line of a battle between the British and German scientists, and sometimes enormous risks had to be taken…

QUILL, Claire (#185)

…by the RAF. The Spitfire needed a great deal of work before it was deemed safe for young RAF pilots to fly, and it did not enter squadron service until July 1938. However, developed through many marks and variants, the Spitfire remained a first-line fighter throughout the war. After transferring…

ISON, Paul E (#291)

…killed or missing in action and 4,824 wounded. Despite the magnitude of these losses by the Americans, the Japanese sustained even greater casualties at Okinawa than in any previous Pacific battle. Pfc Ison, an American of Norwegian stock, represents the doggedness, fortitude and tenacity of the front-line Marine to this…

BURN, Michael C (#86)

…about his first experience in a Supermarine Spitfire in The Last Enemy. (NB ‘Killy’ Kilmartin is Signatory #35] The Spitfires stood in two lines outside ‘A’ Flight pilots’ room. The dull grey-brown of the camouflage could not conceal the clear-cut beauty, the wicked simplicity of their lines. I hooked up…

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard (#31)

…Player and it includes three historic films made by the Le Court Film Unit and Group Captain Leonard Cheshire. As well as on the BFI Player, disabled film maker Brian Line’s musical documentary Maybe Today can be viewed on the Rewind website. In this film, Brian tells a story of…

HOLDER, Paul (#191)

…a biplane, single bay, with staggered wings of unequal span, untapered and having rounded tips and dihedral. It has a single in-line engine, single fin and rudder and fixed undercarriage © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205448681 The flying school’s training aircraft – mostly a variety of obsolete biplanes – were assembled…

British Army and Commonwealth & Allied Armies

…Sergeant Major David E SMITH BLACK WATCH (Father WW1 CAMERONIAN wounded) 1943 6 CDO; SWORD BEACH 0800h D-DAY,6 weeks wounded, ARDENNES, RHINE CROSSING to NE LUBECK #231 Albert STRONG Sgt T Albert ‘Titch’ STRONG MM 5th LIGHT FIELD AMBULANCE for RASC; lst Battalion SCOTS GUARDS mascot, ITALY GOTHIC LINE rescue…

WINSKILL, AL (#208)

…in a cornfield, before Archie was passed through the French Resistance escape line down through the entirety of France, over the Pyrenees and through Spain to Gibraltar before returning to Britain in early 1942, where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). His service record for this period simply…

HERFORD, Martin EM (#246)

…MC* RAMC for the Royal Army Medical Corps, who lost 2,463 killed out of 12,000 officers & 83,000 other ranks; a most experienced front line doctor, he joined abroad without uniform, records or training, after disillusioned work in the international VOLUNTEER FORCE for FINLAND, this leading him via RUSSIA, TURKEY…

MACKINTOSH, Robert (#203)

…for Burma, switched to MIDEAST threat) in 152 BRIGADE with some 2nd Bn CAMERONs (F.M.Auchinleck “Their name had become a legend”) & 5th & 2nd SEAFORTHS; fought at EL ALAMEIN with 2 PDR in ANTI-TANK SUPPORT & then 1,500 miles westwards, via the BATTLES of MARETH LINE, WADI AKARIT etc…

TOUGH, John (#204)

…born Uncle John QSM in lst Bn wounded Mar16 & MSM, Uncle James Sgt 6th Bn KIA at FESTUBERT 4 Jun 1918 aged 21, Uncle Albert Pte shell-shocked, Uncle John WILSON served in Egypt KIA 1Decl7): front line in Aug44 for the BATTLES of HOLLAND, REICHSWALD, RHINE CROSSING & GERMANY….

GILLARD, George (#274)

…successors to the BBC’s first war correspondent, Richard Dimbleby, he was able to report the successes beyond El Alamein from further forward and by his reporting gained the trust of the front line soldiers, staff and General Montgomery. Frank Gillard remained with the Eighth Army to cover the later landings…

ROBERTS, David (#207)

…employed on the PAC unit on the Station’s northern boundary. 3 Dornier bombers headed towards his position and when they came into range he launched a line of 9 rockets. A new anti-aircraft weapon at the time, the Luftwaffe pilots struggled to combat its effectiveness. Roberts actions and leadership accounted…

CARTER, Reginald A (#227)

…3rd CARABINIERS, PRINCE of WALES’s DRAGOON GUARDS; this REGIMENT uniquely spent entire WW2 in INDIA & FAR EAST, their battle honours – IMPHAL, NUNSHIGUMO BISHENPUR, KANGLATONGBI, KENNEDY PEAK SCHWEB0 SAGAING, MANDALAY AVA & IRRAWADDY; sent into front line Dec43 to IMPHAL with INDIAN support mechanics, their long, varied training on…

CALDER, Benjamin J (#176)

…and RAILWAYS for SUPPLY of the ALLIED FRONT LINE combat troops and came from near Baltimore, Maryland, before joining Colonel KILLIAN’s 517 PORT BATTALION of the US 6th ENGINEER SPECIAL BRIGADE, with its 16 Battalions & constituents of Naval Beach, Chemical Decontamination, Medical, Ordnance, Quartermaster, Combat Engineers, Military Police, Grave…

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