195 results found for: Phoney War (Sitzkrieg)

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Battle of Britain 80 Introduction

…David Gorrie would die in a mid-air collision on April 8th, 1941. David G Gorrie Of the half of those eight pilots in the photograph who survived the war, British-Canadian Hamilton Charles Upton died in 1965. Sgt. J Arbuthnot, Sgt. R Plenderleith, Sgt. HJL Hallowes [Signatory 14], F/Lt. JWC Simpson,…

VRACIU, Alexander (#303)

…months of the war serving at the Naval Air Test Center in Patuxent, Maryland. Vraciu ended the war as the U.S. Navy’s fourth highest ranking ace, credited with downing a total of nineteen enemy aircraft and destroying twenty-one on the ground. Post war service Following World War II, Vraciu was…

KILMARTIN, JI (#35)

…the war as a Wing Commander, credited with 13 enemy aircraft shot down. Between him and Halahan is Pilot Officer PWO ‘Boy’ Mould (see below). Behind ‘Bull’ Halahan’s left shoulder is Jean-François Demozay. A civilian pilot before the war, he had been loaned to the squadron as French interpreter. He…

CURRAN, Samuel (#182)

“One thing that angered him very much was the lack of recognition of the part that science and technology had played in winning the Second World War.” Donaldson, David Abercrombie; Sir Samuel Curran (1912-1998), DL, MA, PhD, DSc, LLD, ScD, FRS; University of Strathclyde. http://www.artuk.org/artworks/sir-samuel-curran-19121998-dl-ma-phd-dsc-lld-scd-frs-155741 The science of war and…

DEERE, Alan C (#49)

…the end of the war, his distinguished ‘score’ was destroyed twenty-two, probables ten and damaged eighteen.” _________ List of Word War II Royal Air Forces Aces from New Zealand Colin Falkland Gray New Zealand Royal Air Force 27½ Top New Zealand ace Alan Christopher Deere New Zealand Royal Air Force…

JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…(US) Commander of the Legion of Honour (France) Imperial War Museums Oral History by Johnnie Johnson Johnnie Johnson REEL 1 Background in Barrow upon Soar, GB, 1915-1939: family; education. Aspects of pilot training with RAF in GB, 1939-1940: reaction to outbreak of Second World War, 9/1939; flying training, 9/1939-8/1940; opinion…

CURTIS, Lettice (#77)

…Surveys, which she joined in May 1938. Flying a Puss Moth fitted with a survey camera, she photographed areas of England for the Ordnance Survey. On the outbreak of war she transferred to the Ordnance Survey’s research department and nine months later she joined the ATA. Post-war Lettice Curtis worked…

WATKINS, Tasker (#256)

…intensely.” Sir Tasker’s medals include the VC and MBE. Mr Dart believes Sir Tasker’s reaction to the painting is typical of that of war heroes. “Nobody likes to glorify war,” he said. “Sir Tasker simply did his duty. He just got on with it and in doing that he won…

COLE, Winefred (#288)

…international pressure, and Argentina joined other Latin American countries and declared war on Germany and Japan, but by this time the war was all but over, on 27th March 1945. Brazil was under its dictator Getúlio Vargas maintained its neutrality until August 1942. After German submarines attacked Brazilian ships in…

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard (#31)

…cloud; reaction to explosion of bomb; justification for bomber offensive against Germany; attitude to use of nuclear weapons; attitude to warfare; question of deterrence; opinion of Japanese lack of knowledge of their role during Second World War; prior recollection of outcome of Bomber Command raid on Mailly-le-Camp, France, 3/5/1944-4/5/1944.  …

BALFOUR, Harold (#13)

…at 10,000 Feet by Richard Carline (1896–1980) Imperial War Museum London The River Scarpe (at 1 o’clock, above) is recalled fondly in the Canadian Canon Frederick George Scott’s The Great War As I Saw It: 100th Anniversary Edition (Illustrated) Kindle Edition, who also gives a droll account of his first…

CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

…carrier Implacable and carried out a series of attacks on German shipping in the fjords of Norway. By the time the war ended 880 Squadron and Implacable were prosecuting the war in the Pacific, striking at the Japanese mainland. Crosley was mentioned in despatches, and in August 1945 received a…

FRASER, Ian E (#67)

…“I have never met a braver man” James Magennis was the only Northern Irish VC awarded in the Second World War, and the first acquired by Lord Ashcroft for his renowned VC collection now on display in Lord Ashcroft Gallery at the Imperial War Museum in London. Belfast was somewhat…

LACEY, James (#7)

…and awarded a Bar to his Distinguished Flying Medal. He continued flying fighter missions until the end of the war, including a transfer to India where he took on the Japanese. At the end of World War Two, he was credited with having shot down 28 confirmed planes, four “probables”…

DUMON, Andrée Antoine (#158)

…months later, he arrived safely home in Britain. It sealed his membership of an exclusive band of brothers whose wartime exploits have been largely forgotten. In World War II, a quarter of a million Allied soldiers and airmen were stranded behind enemy lines and became prisoners of war. Just a…

DRAKE, Billy (#168)

…a French airfield to provide support for the British Expeditionary Force. Throughout the bitter winter of the “Phoney War” there was little action, but on April 19 1940 Drake met the enemy for the first time. His formation attacked a flight of Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters and, in the ensuing…

ROSIER, Fred (#17)

…to retrain as an engineer. Reluctantly, he moved to the RAF School of Aeronautical Engineering at Henlow. He was saved, however, a few weeks later by the outbreak of the war, which immediately posed a need for trained pilots. Polish War Memorial at Northolt After France and the desert, “Rosie”…

WEST, Ferdinand (#28)

…British Legation at Berne. Here he remained for the rest of the war, and despite confirmed rumours of the Nazi Gestapo placing a “price” on his head, he commenced a second war; a secret war of counter intelligence and “underground” activity which for a long time was not public knowledge….

BURN, Michael C (#86)

“I saved her life in the war… and later she became ‘Audrey Hepburn’” “Michael Burn was one of the last survivors of the naval commando raid on St Nazaire, after which he was captured and imprisoned at Colditz. Michael Burn (left) captured, indicating the success of the raid with his…

de CLARENS, Vicomtesse (#161)

…filed a stunningly accurate report on the German missile order of battle. When captured by the Gestapo in 1944, Madame de Clarens had both the mettle and heart to warn her companions, who successfully escaped. With her place in history secure and having spent the last year of the war

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…Range Penetrations .” “Calvert had one of the most courageous, long, varied and influential WW2 careers. He signs for the regular Royal Engineers (training in 1933), Chindits, and the Special Air Service, which he commanded at the war’s end. After RMA Sandhurst, Cambridge, wartime Norwegian Commando Sabotage, preparation of South…

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

…studied at the Glasgow School of Art where he was awarded a travelling scholarship, venturing to France and Italy. He was commissioned as a war artist in both the First and Second World Wars and became a member of the Royal Academy in 1935. He lived in Blackheath, London, until…

QUILL, Claire (#185)

…full-time to Vickers Supermarine in 1938, Quill took complete charge of Spitfire test flying, working closely with Joseph (Joe) Smith who had taken over as chief designer for Supermarine in 1937, following the death of R.J. Mitchell in the same year. Second World War During the Second World War, Quill…

ANNAND, Richard W (#44)

…the Imperial War Museums and can be found under their Collections. Richard Wallace Annand’s medal group including his VC on display at the Lord Ashcroft Gallery, Imperial War Museum, London.   Imperial War Museum Oral History by Dickie Annand VC: REEL 1 Background in GB, 1914-1939: family origins; father’s background…

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