37 results found for: Pacific

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VRACIU, Alexander (#303)

…him $100 for each Japanese aircraft he destroyed. Hellcats Vraciu earned his navy wings in August 1942 and eventually became one of the more than 300 navy pilots flying from U.S. carriers in the Pacific Theater to earn the title of an ace (downing five confirmed enemy aircraft in aerial…

KINCADE, Paul B (#240)

…SIGNALS linking the PACIFIC FLEETS of the US NAVY & ROYAL NAVY, as also the 3rd & 5th FLEETS; he was with many ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY sailors on board the BRITISH PACIFIC FLEET’s DESTROYER HMS (loaned, was “HMAS” strictly only Oct45, though Quiberon & Queenborough were) QUICKMATCH in an AUSTRALIAN…

LAKIN, Barklie (#233)

…Returning to ENGLAND in a RAF Liberator in Apr44 for home leave, he was then appointed to the PACIFIC THEATRE, as BRITISH SUBMARINE LIAISON COMSUBPAC on the staff of Admiral Charles LOCKWOOD USN – in 1941, when in UTMOST, he had taken to sea an exchange AMERICAN SUBMARINER, Jimmy FYFFE,…

RICE, FC (#253)

…as historical information); returning to ENGLAND in a RAF Liberator in Apr44 for home leave, he was then appointed to the PACIFIC THEATRE, as BRITISH SUBMARINE LIAISON COMSUBPAC on the staff of Admiral Charles LOCKWOOD USN – in 1941, when in UTMOST, he had taken to sea an exchange AMERICAN…

CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

PACIFIC. Representing the role of SEAFIRES in the PACIFIC FLEET on RAMRODS, COMBAT AIR PATROLS above the fleet, and on those FINAL STRIKES on JAPAN, off IMPLACABLE, such as his own. Strafing CHOSHI and the RAIDS on TOKUSHIMA, MINATO, SUSUKA and MATSUSHIMA (Bar to DSC) . Mike recalls also the…

ASHMORE, Edward (#268)

…SIGNALS speciality, becoming Flag Lt 4th CRUISER SON and here is primarily to represent the Royal Navy’s participation in the PACIFIC WAR, the vital 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…

LOATS, Norman (#300)

…I was assigned to USS Paget Sound CVE-113 in the spring of 1945.” Dr Norman Loats’ Decorations and Honours Combat Action, Presidential Unit Citation with Gold Star, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal with Silver Star and 3 Bronze Stars, Victory Medal, WWII Occupation Medal and Philippine Liberation…

FRASER-HARRIS, Alexander B (#218)

…COMMANDER FLYING i/c OPERATIONAL TRAINING in SOUTH AFRICA, so useful + CEYLON for many NAVAL FIGHTER PILOTS destined for the PACIFIC FLEET, who were to fight so gallantly from our AIRCRAFT CARRIERS PACIFIC FINALE To quote another FAA signatory about 1945: “84,000 officers and men of the Fleet Air Arm…

Naval & Naval Air

…Signals & Gunnery ARMED GUARD for US MERCHANT MARINE, torpedoed, ARCTIC, PHILIPPINES, OKINAWA, FORMOSA, PACIFIC CONVOYS, COMMS Team. Served on the Australian destroyer HMAS ‘Quickmatch’ while attached to the British Pacific Fleet during the Okinawa Campaign. #233 Barklie LAKIN Lieutenant Commander Barklie LAKIN DSO DSC* US L. Merit RN HM…

BAGLEY, David C (#280)

…Reserve US Naval operations in the Pacific, in particular for the key raids on RABAUL which had become the biggest Japanese base in New Guinea. The Australians tried to restrict its development because of its closeness to the important Imperial Japanes Navy base taken and developed at Truk, where the…

MAYBANK, John W (#242)

…NEW ZEALAND and COMMONWEALTH contribution to the ROYAL NAVY, here a “Hostilities Only” pilot on CORSAIRS, who joined the BRITISH PACIFIC FLEET after converting on to CORSAIRS in CEYLON, firstly in 1830 SOUADRON. John particularly remembered a strike against an island radar base off FORMOSA and how useful the mix…

GIBSON, John AA (#197)

…Johnny Gibson In 1943 he went with 15 Squadron to New Georgia as operations officer. Subsequently, he commanded and led the squadron, equipped with Corsair fighters. In the heavy fighting of the Bougainville Pacific landings, he destroyed a Japanese Zeke fighter on January 23 1944. After again returning to Europe,…

ISON, Paul E (#291)

…Private First Class Paul E ISON represents the savage fighting for OKINAWA, whose photograph was taken when he was crossing Death Valley on 10th May 1945 – this in turn became the fighting symbol of the UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS in the PACIFIC WAR and was one of the most…

ELDER, Robert M (#299)

…Navy, a highly decorated Douglas SBD DAUNTLESS (“Slow But Deadly”) combat pilot in most of the Pacific’s naval aircraft carrier engagements including the Battles of the CORAL SEA and MIDWAY, GUADALCANAL, the SOLOMON and MARSHALL ISLANDS campaigns, represents the success of US Naval air power against the Japanese Fleet. Born…

COASTWATCHER (#249)

…INTELLIGENCE by radio, of great use to the AMERICAN PACIFIC FORCES on enemy AIR, NAVAL & GROUND movement, sometimes having to move hides, always vulnerable to betrayal or discovery by Japanese occupation forces; for all those AUSTRALIAN NEW ZEALAND, BRITISH, DUTCH and ALLIED COASTWATCHERS, particularly those killed in the war,…

COLE, Winefred (#288)

…the ability to move warships and troops rapidly between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Most American shipbuilding was on the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico, the Canal was vital for moving new warships to the Pacific to fight the Japanese Navy. Paraguay‘s authoritarian government was sympathetic to the…

COX, John W (#298)

…Black Widow night fighters escorting and protecting the B-29s. The B-29 was specifically designed to fly the extended range required to reach targets in Japan and the B-29 raids would contribute greatly to the Japanese unconditional surrender. “Friendly Monster” was the code name for the B-29 bomber in the Pacific

ZIETAN, Theodore (#237)

…the Newsletter (bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. US NAVY’s vital 13th FLOTILLA/TF13 Amphibious Force, PACIFIC LANDING SHIP TANKS & destroyer escorts, Hawaii ISLAND battles; wife’s brothers: PATTON’s 2nd Arm’s DIV & USN. Representing MARINES wounded…

CHEESMAN, VBG (#112)

…in due course: please sign up to the Newsletter (bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. Fought against TIRPITZ, TASKFORCE 57 +US & PACIFIC;WALRUS amphibian + lost & rescued RN SINKINGS. Representing FAA , FIREFLIES & HELLCATS…

ELKINGTON, JFD (#16)

…served at HQ Fighter Command before a tour in MoD. He converted to the four-engine Shackleton maritime patrol aircraft and in November 1955 joined 240 Squadron based in Northern Ireland. In March 1956 he flew a Shackleton to Christmas Island in the Pacific for Operation Grapple, the testing of Britain’s…

FRASER, Ian E (#67)

…heavy and sticky. “WITH OUR MIDGET SUBMARINERS IN THE PACIFIC. JULY TO 8 SEPTEMBER 1945, SYDNEY HARBOUR, AUSTRALIA. PERSONALITIES AND CRAFT AT A BRITISH MIDGET SUBMARINE BASE IN SYDNEY HARBOUR.” (A 30569) Members of the crew of a midget submarine at their diving stations. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205161674…

DRISCOLL, Joseph (#175)

…Maritime Commission’s 5,777 WW2 cargo ships produced; for the PACIFIC campaigns & lessons learned ahead of and for the D-DAY NORMANDY INVASION (CUSTER’s first delivery was Royal Engineers) & the other ALLIED ARMADAS, here to supply the UTAH BEACHHEAD & others with those solid LOGISTIC support shafts for the forward…

SWETT, James Elms (#302)

…burnt flesh and smoke, for an awful trip back to Pearl Harbor.” He had joined VMF-221 at Guadalcanal in March, 1943 with 433 hours of flying and flew three tours with VMF-221 in the Pacific Air War, being awarded eight DFCs and four Air Medals. Col Swett knew of ‘Manila…

JOYCE, Austin P (#190)

…Major during Korean War, an Irish son brought up in Yorkshire & eldest of 9, for the wide, weighty service of the Guards Regiments in general and here, the Welsh Guards in particular, throughout so many campaigns and hard-won battle honours in both world wars. Bob earned a Pacific Star…

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