75 results found for: Night Intrusion

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GREGORY, WJ (#95)

…went into action in support of Sir Arthur Harris’s bomber formations. One night, flying over Cologne, they were attacked by two enemy night fighters, one of which shot out their port engine, obliging them to make a perilous return back to base. Another night, supporting a raid over Mannheim, Gregory…

BURBRIDGE, Bransome A (#103)

Wing Commander Branse Burbridge, RAF’s most successful night fighter pilot Wing Commander Branse Burbridgewas the RAF’s most successful night fighter pilot, being credited with the destruction of 21 enemy aircraft, including four during one patrol. Teamed up with Flying Officer “Bill” Skelton, he achieved the first of his successes on…

CUNNINGHAM, John (#50)

“His night-fighter status in the war was unrivalled and comparable to the best of the best daytime fighter pilots” ‘Group Captain John ‘Cat’s Eyes’ Cunningham, who has died aged 84, was a night fighter ace and later a consummate test pilot whose name guaranteed the reputation of British aviation. After…

CREW, Edward D (#114)

‘Night fighter ace with an almost uncanny knack in locating the target and attacking it on the first run in’ ‘Air Vice-Marshal Edward Crew, who died on Sunday aged 84, was an ace night fighter pilot and destroyer of V-1 flying bombs; after notching up at least 13 kills, he…

SMITH, Irving S (#109)

…over Skegness, 10/5/1941. REEL 3 Continues: problems of redeployment as night fighting squadron using Hawker Hurricanes; objections to being re-equipped with Boulton Paul Defiant; move to RAF Wittering, 12/1940; development of night fighting techniques under Basil Embry, Richard Atcherley and Jack Adams; problems of aircraft recognition at night; character of…

HODGES, Lewis (#34)

…moment, he always wore them under his uniform when flying on operations. NIGHT BEAUFIGHTERS IN READINESS : (CH 11190) Original wartime caption: For introduction see CH.11180. Picture (issued 1943) shows – A night Beaufighter ready for the take off. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205450675 He resumed night attacks over…

LOATS, Norman (#300)

…their appearance. Thank God they never attacked the group at large. As night began to fall we started to shiver and some began to pray… “As night deepened, optimism of a quick rescue was turning into discouragement. But there was still hope and to keep our spirits up we sang…

TWISS, L Peter (#309)

…for NAVAL FIGHTER OPERATIONS, firstly with catapult HURRICANE CAMSHIPS, CONVOY ESCORT and on long range NIGHT INTRUSION and Night Fighting Radar development with the FIGHTER INTERCEPTION UNIT. As well as joining the BRITISH AIR COMMISSION on US Naval testing before attending the Empire Test Pilots’ School and later his 1956…

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

…with the squadrons in the south. He was also required to establish a night-fighting capability with the Hurricane; a task he achieved with great success. Few enemy night bombers fell victim to single-seat fighter pilots, but Dalton-Morgan, hunting alone, destroyed no fewer than six. Totes Meer (Dead Sea) 1940-1 Paul…

BRANDON, Lewis (#270)

…Mosquito aircraft at Swannington with Ben Benson again on Bomber Support operations they would destroy mostly Ju-88 nightfighters over Germany, increasing their score to about ten enemy aircraft. Lewis Brandon’s book ‘Night Flyer’ in 1961 describes the difficult techniques involved in nightfighter operations and their joint careers on wartime flying….

DONNET, Michel GL (#157)

…in a dramatic escape to Essex at night on 5th July, 1940 in a stolen Stampe (an old biplane similar to a Tiger Moth) near Germans and Waterloo. After they both joined the RAF, he went on to fly Spitfires with 64 Sqn OC 64 & 350 Belgian Squadrons. “For…

ALABASTER, RC (#57)

…operational raid on August 5 1940 against a flying-boat base on the Baltic and over the next few months attacked targets in Germany and France. On the night of April 3 1941 he took off to bomb the German battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau at Brest. On the outward route…

ROWLAND, John N (#243)

…region. Over the next five months he attacked most of the major cities. He went to Cologne twice before sorties to Gelsenkirchen, Duisberg and Essen. On the night of July 25, an intense campaign was directed against Hamburg. The radar countermeasure “window” (small aluminium strips dropped to confuse enemy radar)…

GRAYSTON, Raymond E (#133)

…Assuree [Victory of the Allies is Assured] (Shows Lancasters on a night raid) © Art.IWM PST 15041Grayston and his young Australian pilot, Les Knight, had teamed up to fly Manchester bombers with No 50 Squadron, and remained together when they joined No 617 Squadron in March 1943. The flight engineer,…

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…Orde Wingate (centre) with other officers at the airfield code-named “Broadway” in Burma awaiting a night supply drop. Left to right: Colonel Frank Merrill Colonel J R Alison Brigadier J ‘Mike’ Calvert Captain Borrow (Wingate’s ADC) General Wingate Lieutenant Colonel W Scott Major Francis Stewart (© IWM MH7873) There he…

COX, John W (#298)

…appreciated. Though designed for high-altitude day bombing, in practice the B29 flew more low-altitude night incendiary bombing missions for the fire-bombing campaign. Their importance in mining operations of Japanese harbours, mostly at night, also had considerable strategic effect in limiting Japanese food supplies. Hiroshima and Nagasaki.were destroyed by the B-29…

VERITY, Hugh (#87)

…landing in Eire, where he was interned. MI9 – the War Office escape organisation – managed to free him in a secret operation in which Verity wore disguise. He then moved to No 29, a Bristol Beaufighter night fighter squadron, in the autumn of 1941, serving afterwards on the night

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,…

REID, William I (#61)

…Messerschmitt 110 nightfighter as it crossed the Dutch coast. Vertical aerial photograph taken over the centre of Dusseldorf at 11 pm on 10 September 1942, at the height of the major night raid by 479 aircraft of Bomber Command. Most of the area photographed is covered with widespread incendiary fires,…

BURN, Michael C (#86)

Night of the Ball by Micky Burn theatre programme Returning to London in the early 1950s, he wrote a play, The Night of the Ball, which opened in the West End in 1954 starring Gladys Cooper. Though married, Burn had long been aware of his homosexuality, and on his return…

MAX, Roy (#289)

‘He found the lonely wait for the return of his young crews very stressful, and on some occasions he lost five in a single night.’ No 75(NZ) Squadron RAF (Credit : 75nzsquadron.wordpress.com) “Group Captain Roy Max travelled from New Zealand to join the RAF as a pilot and survived the…

BRYAN, Wendy (#6)

…the path of the Australian 21st Infantry Brigade’s advance from Palestine to Syria via the Lebanon. On the brilliant, moonlit night of June 7, the vessel Glengyle, carrying 11 Commando, arrived off the mouth of the river. The landing craft were unable to get ashore because of heavy surf along…

CRAVEN, Geoffrey (#255)

…the heart-lifting night surprise attack bv Captain Philip VIAN and HMS COSSACK on ALTMARK (the Graf Spee’s supply ship, which entered Norwegian waters). The rescue, “The Navy’s here”, at 2230hr and rapid release back of British merchant marine prisoners into HM Warships took place on Friday night, 16Feb40. Geoffrey’s DSC…

de CLARENS, Vicomtesse (#161)

…chance meeting with Georges Lamarque on a night train from Paris to Vichy… During 1943, she filed, among other reports, two particularly remarkable ones about Peenemünde. These reports led R.V. Jones and, ultimately, the rest of the British government and the rest of the Allies, directly to the missile and…

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