198 results found for: Prisoners of War (Pows)

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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,…

BROWN, William (#156)

9th Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, representing the service and sacrifice of his own regiment, as well as Far East Prisoners of War (POWs) alongside other civilian victims of savage war, atrocities and repression, particularly in Asia beyond the Mukden Incident, Japanese Occupation of Manchuria, and First Battle of Shanghai Sep…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

…peacetime CARRIER’S first role, with his returning on INDEFATIGABLE which was bringing the FAR EAST PRISONERS OF WAR back to UK, a mission that those on board would not forget, adding to an anti-climactic UK welcome home. 801 & 802 on OCEAN & SEA FURIES for the KOREAN WAR, then…

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.  …

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

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…

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”…

DRAKE, Billy (#168)

…months of the war in Europe on the Operations Staff. Post-war with a permanent commission and a Bracknell Staff College course, he was sent to join the OCCUPATION FORCES in JAPAN before Malaya and Singapore and returning to join the Central Fighter Establishment as CFI of the Day Fighter Leaders…

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…

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…

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”…

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…Jungle is Neutral, 1949), he learned a lot about jungle warfare; and he helped to train Australian special forces. He was moved on to set up a bush warfare school at Maymyo in Burma, east of Mandalay – in fact a school to train guerrillas to fight in China. General…

WIREMU, Hemi (#210)

…Air Force, Navy and Merchant Navy. Some Māori women served in the Army Nursing Service and the women’s army, air force and navy auxiliaries. Between 1939 and 1945 almost 16,000 Māori volunteered for war service, out of a total population of fewer than 100,000. (Source: https://28maoribattalion.org.nz/story-of-the-28th/about-the-28th) https://business.facebook.com/MaoriBattalion/ https://wartimememoriesproject.com/ww2/view.php?uid=219830 https://www.wartimememoriesproject.com/ww2/pow/powcamp.php?pid=3097 https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/maori-battalion-march-to-victory-1990…

REID, William I (#61)

war. The aerial of the ‘Monica’ tail-warning radar can be seen protruding below the rear turret of JB781. WW2 Today After a period in hospital, Reid went to C Flight 617 (“Dambuster”) Squadron at Woodhall Spa in January 1944 and flew sorties to various targets in France. In July 1944,…

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