9 results found for: Philippines

Search results for: Philippines

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VRACIU, Alexander (#303)

…airfield before the American invasion to retake the Philippines. Heavy anti-aircraft fire hit his Hellcat, puncturing his oil tank. “I knew I had it,” he remembered. “Oil was gushing out and going all over my canopy, and my oil pressure was rapidly dropping. There was no way I’d be able…

LOATS, Norman (#300)

…Leyte in the Philippines, itself the key to neutralising Japanese naval power. Leyte Gulf, at times referred to as ‘the world’s greatest sea battle’, was really four major Battle actions fought over both a massive area and in both its numbers of ships and men. These battles were firstly Sibuyan…

MAYBANK, John W (#242)

…reporting to Vice-Adm Sir Bernard RAWLINGS at sea for the BRITISH PACIFIC FLEET Commander. Admiral Sir Bruce FRASER (previously C-in-C HOME FLEET then EASTERN FLEET), then in turn to the FIFTH FLEET COMMANDER USN Admiral SPRUANCE, victor of the critical BATTLES of MIDWAY & PHILIPPINES SEA, who reported to Fleet…

BARKER, John Lindsay (#307)

…ordering him to go immediately to Hong Kong. He thus commandeered a USAAF Dakota, and flew to the Philippines, where he boarded Anson. When the Royal Navy task force arrived on August 29, Rear Admiral C H J Harcourt took the Japanese surrender of Hong Kong on Victoria Island, and…

SWETT, James Elms (#302)

Philippines, despite being able not to after his award, wished to return to combat duty to be with his “Marine friends” and would be awarded his Navy Cross when killed on 19 February, 1945 with the 5th Marine Division, “Shrewdly gauging the tactical situation shortly after landing when his company’s…

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,…

KINCADE, Paul B (#240)

…with LCTs on board in the PACIFIC, from HONOLULU in Jan 45 for the RE-INVASION of the PHILIPPINES, their part being the taking of ZAMBOANGA at the western tip of MINDANAO, not without quite a few casualties – by the end of March, Corregidor, Manila, Iwo Jima, Lashio & Mandalay…

SLY, Ted (#276)

…was subsequently seconded to the USAAF Technical Intelligence Unit at Clark Field in the Philippines testing Spitfires against captured Japanese fighters and also testing Zeros. On his discharge Ted Sly was rated “above average” as a fighter pilot and had also been Mentioned in Dispatches. After his subsequent business life,…

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…

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