5 results found for: Murmansk

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ELKINGTON, JFD (#16)

…the Russians from the Arctic port of Murmansk. He was still only 19 when he joined No 1 Squadron at RAF Northolt in July 1940, during the opening phase of the Battle of Britain. Flying a Hurricane fighter, he shot down a Messerschmitt Bf 109 on August 15. The following…

KINCADE, Paul B (#240)

…remembers FIVE different convoys, which had FIVE SHIP losses & one with EIGHT – & the NAVAL ARMED GUARD is now one of the least remembered aspects of WW2) within the UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE, for 13 months in SS Thomas SUMTERr including ARCTIC CONVOYS to MURMANSK with AMMUNITION &…

CURTIS, Lawrence (#260)

…to an airfield near Murmansk to position for an attack against the German battleship Tirpitz, which was sheltering in a fjord in the north of Norway. The attack was thwarted by the ship’s smoke screen. Two months later, when the ship (labelled “The Beast” by Churchill) had moved further south,…

TAIT, James B (#66)

…the 12,000lb Tallboy bomb, and it was decided that it was the most likely weapon to put Tirpitz out of action. On the night of September 11 Tait led a force of 37 Lancasters to the Russian airfield at Yagodnik, near Murmansk. During the first night, asleep in rudimentary bedding,…

Naval & Naval Air

…Rear Admiral Philip D ‘Percy’ GICK CB OBE DSC* RN SWORDFISH TORPEDO BISMARCK HIT +S/Lt Lawson on 24 May41, VINDEX ANTI-U BOAT Cdr Flying, MURMANSK CONVOYS & MED OPS #82 GRM GOING Commander G R M GOING DSO OBE RN RN AVIATION, HMS ILLUSTRIOUS, TARANTO RAID 11Nov4O, SWORDFISH & BLESMA…

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