12 results found for: Pearl Harbor

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VRACIU, Alexander (#303)

…the disaster at Pearl Harbor. “I had a big mad on . . . after Pearl Harbor,” recalled Vraciu, whose anger also grew as he later saw his friends fall to Japanese gunfire. He vowed to gain a measure of revenge on the enemy, and his uncle promised to pay…

LOATS, Norman (#300)

…the 10th Army at Matsuyama and Nagoya. Thence tactical training took her to the Philippines, Hong Kong, and the Marianas. Loading surplus aircraft in Apra Harbor, Guam, she put to sea on 6 January 1946 en route to Pearl Harbor, where she offloaded the surplus aircraft. At San Diego on…

COLE, Winefred (#288)

…Fighter Squadron) served with the US Fifth Air Force in the Philippines during the war’s last year.. Also hundreds of thousands of Mexican immigrants served in the US forces in WW2. Nicaragua declared war on Japan immediately after Pearl Harbor and within days on Germany and Italy, plus Bulgaria, Romania,…

RASMUSSEN, Philip M (#293)

…and USAF, born in Boston in 1918, shot down a Jap attacker with his runaway gun, when he was able to fly off in a P-36 HAWK, when his airfield, WHEELER FIELD, was attacked and represents Hawaii’s air defence during the Japanese 7th December, 1941 attack on PEARL HARBOR and…

KINCADE, Paul B (#240)

…elder brother, RAY, was a US NAVY enlisted PILOT, test flying TRANSPORTS (mainly S-2 Fs) after repair or rebuilds & delivering personnel & VIPs to AUSTRALIA & across the PACIFIC; Paul joined the day after Pearl Harbor (7Dec41) & completed his SAN DIEGO training 2Feb42, aged 17yrs, and was to…

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…

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…

ELDER, Robert M (#299)

…“Black Panthers” equipped with Douglas Dauntless dive bombers, on carrier CV-3, the USS SARATOGA based in San Diego. For almost two years after Pearl Harbor, he flew numerous bombing missions firstly during the Battle of the CORAL SEA and later, during the Battle of MIDWAY with V13-3 flying off CV-5…

STORK, J Royden (#301)

…and their gunner S/Sgt Edwin W Horton Jr. Col James Doolittle recommended the mission of a carrier to show American defiance after Pearl Harbor and cause the Japanese to need to take defensive measures for their own home islands. USS Hornet, with the USS Enterprise carrier nearby for fighter protection,…

RICE, FC (#253)

…Submarine TORBAY fame) on 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…

CALDER, Benjamin J (#176)

…2,000 dead already at the cemetery a few yards from where this unit slept at the edge of the beachhead, ready to unload the DUKWs & LIBERTY SHIPS. Dakotas would soon be evacuating wounded a couple of fields away. Ben’s English late wife, PEARL who died in 1995, was the…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…DOWDING’s CONTROL and REPORTING, FIGHTER COMMAND’s WAAF, PLOTTERS, & FIGHTER CONTROLLERS #293 Philip M RASMUSSEN Lieutenant Colonel Philip M RASMUSSEN USAAF 46th PURSUIT SQN, HAWAII PEARL HARBOR defence 7Dec41 in WHEELER FIELD runaway gun P-36 Hawk, shot down Jap VAL attacker, flew P-47s in PACIFIC #61 William I REID Flight…

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