30 results found for: Japan

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COX, John W (#298)

…Tinian for their main strategic bases and, beyond and not quite halfway there to Japan, Iwo Jima, so necessary as emergency landing strips for their long distance runs to targets in Japan 700 miles further north from Iwo and the pilots and technicians for those P-51 Mustang fighters and P-61…

COLE, Winefred (#288)

…international pressure, and Argentina joined other Latin American countries and declared war on Germany and Japan, but by this time the war was all but over, on 27th March 1945. Brazil was under its dictator Getúlio Vargas maintained its neutrality until August 1942. After German submarines attacked Brazilian ships in…

MAYBANK, John W (#242)

…resources could be spared from the ATLANTIC & MEDITERRANEAN theatres. The EAST INDIES FLEET’s sea power in the INDIAN OCEAN had dramatically reduced Japan’s use of the sea lanes to BURMA from South East Asia. Japanese built airfields were strung out along the islands between CHINA via FORMOSA, RYUKYU ISLANDS,&…

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard (#31)

…(I) British officer served with pilot with 102 Sqdn, RAF in GB, 1940-1941; served with 35 Sqdn, RAF in GB, 1941; commanded 617 Sqdn, RAF in GB, 1943-1944; served as official British observer during dropping of atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, 8/1945 (Reel 1) DROPPING OF THE ATOMIC BOMB ON…

FRASER-HARRIS, Alexander B (#218)

…MOST POWERFUL ROYAL NAVAL SURFACE FORCE in our entire history”…”at Hiroshima on 12Aug45… INDEFATIGABLE, IMPLACABLE, VICTORIOUS and the Flagship, FORMIDABLE had just completed 36 strike days against Japan alongside the 16 AMERICAN CARRIERS … hitting the Japanese mainland, sinking their remaining ships, wrecking their airfields and attempting to discover &…

BROWN, William (#156)

Japanese had massacred virtually every doctor, nurse and patient. On another we were made to build a wall around the headquarters of the Japanese secret police. Each day was made unbearable by the screams of people being tortured inside…For a long time I would get nightmares, and would wake up…

DRAKE, Billy (#168)

…Drake spent the first few years after the war in operational headquarters, first in Japan and then in Singapore, but his great love was the fighter environment. In 1949 he was posted to the Fighter Leaders’ School as a senior instructor, an appointment much to his liking and where he…

STORK, J Royden (#301)

…in secrecy before eventually being loaded from Alameda Naval Air Station, California. Admiral William F Halsey was in command of Task Force 16. The main Japanese carrier force was on its distant way back from its attacks on Ceylon. The B-25s were launched 550 miles from Japan and, unseen by…

CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

…carrier Implacable and carried out a series of attacks on German shipping in the fjords of Norway. By the time the war ended 880 Squadron and Implacable were prosecuting the war in the Pacific, striking at the Japanese mainland. Crosley was mentioned in despatches, and in August 1945 received a…

WINSKILL, AL (#208)

…squadron leader and the commanding officer of the fighting wing of the school. Archie ended the war by graduating from Army Staff College at Camberly and taking up a post at the Air Ministry. After the war he served in Japan and Belgium, and founded the first wing of the…

MANTLE, W Eric (#189)

…B-29 Stratofortress, which destroyed two thirds of NAGASAKI, as well as being later reinforced by Signatories 182 (Manhattan project), 298 (Tinian B-29 operations) and 284 the bridging Japanese Canadian Christian, Father John Motoki SHOZAWA, to ‘sign anonymously’ for the JAPANESE by inscribing HIROSHIMA in vertical Japanese writing on each print….

EADON, Stuart (#248)

…COMMONWEALTH & ALLIED naval personnel ASHORE and AFLOAT who manned or supported the EAST INDIES and then BRITISH PACIFIC FLEETS, fighting on for the EXTRA 99 DAYS beyond VE-DAY to JAPAN’s SURRENDER. His service (his father, a builder, served with COASTAL H.A.C.) was in RN SUPPLY BRANCH but his key…

RASMUSSEN, Philip M (#293)

…to 9,000 feet and spotted some Japanese ‘Val’ dive bombers and dived to attack them.” They received orders by radio to fly to Kaneohe Bay on the north-east side of the island and engaged 11 Japanese aircraft. Despite having a jammed .30 caliber gun and only limited capability with his…

JOYCE, Austin P (#190)

…awarded the B.E.M. for his valuable services in Japan – in support of the operations in Korea – in the period September 1950 to June 1952, he served in Germany in the following year, with command of the ‘Old Guard’ to Rudolf Hess at Spandau Prison. Active service resumed with…

HANCOCK, Margaret (#277)

…she was posted out to Japan at Iwakuni and Miho near Hiroshima, where she would meet and marry Sqn Ldr N W Pat Hancock DFC, then OC 11 Squadron with Spitfire FR18s at Miho. Pat started on the Fairey Battles of 266 Squadron, then with No.1(F) Sqn Hurricanes in France…

VRACIU, Alexander (#303)

…five months as a wingman to his mentor, Edward “Butch” O’Hare, the navy’s first ace of the war. Vraciu’s greatest success took place on June 19, 1944, during what became known as the “Great Marianas Turkey Shoot,” when he engaged a Japanese fighter squadron in air-to-air combat, downing six Japanese…

BRITTON, Arthur W (#305)

…from the Burma Campaign included in this archive mosaic “In the end Japan would suffer one of its greatest defeats on land in her history and the chief instrument of that particular defeat was the Indian Army. Largely officered by Britons but with representatives of every race from pre-partition India,…

LAKIN, Barklie (#233)

…the STAFF reporting up to Fleet Admiral Chester NIMITZ, C~in-C US PACIFIC FLEET. Barklie went out on two PATROLS with the USS/M CROAKER (Capt Jack LEE USN) from PEARL HARBOR, refuelling at MIDWAY, later successfully sinking a JAPANESE CRUISER (N.B. US SUBMARINE “CROAKER” is now a MUSEUM display SUBMARINE at…

PARKINSON, George (#199)

…AUSTRIA; George was in the MORTAR and PIAT TEAM, surprised at VE-DAY to have lost only two of their thirteen number; as with FEPOWS, highly relieved about JAPAN’s surrender, as they were earmarked to go there – in his family there was also a SUBMARINER and a RAF INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN….

BRIDGE, John (#154)

…to South Africa aboard Empress of Japan; investigation of mine damage to HMS Hecla; dealing with German mines washed ashore; teaching demonstrations on bomb disposal to South African officers at Cape Town; work destroying defective ammunition at Ganspan; reasons for learning to dive; attitude of white South African to Second…

CHRISTIE, Werner Hosewinckel (#165)

…after the German occupation, he escaped via Sweden, USSR, Japan and the USA to Canada, where he trained at the ‘Little Norway’ Toronto camp. He joined 332 Sqn and flew their Spitfire Vs and IXs, led by Norwegians after its formation in Jan42, becoming a Flt Cdr in Nov42 and…

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…

ASHMORE, Edward (#268)

…development of interoperable CODES and SIGNALS procedures and his close appreciation of the top US and British naval commanders in the Pacific War and, through his presence there, to represent the final act of the War in the Far East and Pacific, the SURRENDER of JAPAN on the USS MISSOURI…

LOATS, Norman (#300)

…largest naval battle in history, with over 200,000 naval personnel involved, and was also the first battle in which the Japanese air force carried out organised Kamikaze attacks. Norm in the 1940s After severely damaging the Japanese Centre Force on the 24th of October, Admiral Halsey believed he had removed…

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