30 results found for: Radar

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HEARN, Avis J (#75)

…it were not for the radar chain.” The radar system was called Chain Home, the ring of coastal Early Warning radar stations, which covered most of the eastern and southern shores of the island. Chain Home: WAAF radar operator Denise Miley plotting aircraft on the CRT (cathode ray tube) of…

CURRAN, Samuel (#182)

…frequency radio waves in various radars and communication devices, and led to a massive growth in microwave radar technology. Today it is best known as the essential part of the microwave oven. In particular, the cavity magnetron formed the core of centimetric radar with its high definition image on the…

GREGORY, WJ (#95)

radar operator Wing Commander Bill “Sticks” Gregory, 1943. NB Sticks signed each print in memory of the legendary Wing Commander JRD ‘Bob’ BRAHAM DSO** DFC** (29+ e/a) – the night fighter ace with whom he had formed a famed partnership. Gregory’s superb radar skills helped Braham to destroy 29 German…

HANBURY BROWN, Robert (#196)

radars for night-fighting and the detection of ships and submarines. Young Robert Handbury Brown His contributions included his work on the polarisation of radio waves, crucial in determining the optimum configuration of the radar aerials on all the early air-to-surface equipment operated by Coastal Command. Without his discovery, the range…

FENNESSY, Edward (#54)

…first British “radio detection” technology three years earlier. ‘A CH (CHAIN HOME) RADAR STATION ON THE EAST COAST’ (1946) by William Thomas Rawlinson © IWM ART LD 5735 Fennessy played a part in the development of this system – later called radar as an acronym for “radio detection and ranging”…

CUNNINGHAM, John (#50)

…struggle to continue flying on instruments at night. “The essential was teamwork – not just between pilot and radar operator. A night fighter crew was at the top of a pyramid, ground control radar and searchlights at the base, and up there an aircraft with two chaps in it. Unless…

CREW, Edward D (#114)

…this time was John “Cats’ Eyes” Cunningham [Signatory 50], who himself became one of the most famous night fighter pilots of the war. It was a hard apprenticeship because Crew’s Bristol Blenheim was equipped with early, and rudimentary, airborne radar, and much depended on the ability of his air gunner,…

CURRAN, Lady (#183)

…the Day Room at Wormingford. Image by Robert Sand, 55th Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse; ‘3-37, I had fun designing this lap shade and scrounging materials to make them (several). Silver is aluminim radar chaff.’ Associated caption from Sand File – “Day room – Lampshade, radar chaff” © IWM…

COX, Charles (#80)

…page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. RAF, flew and parachuted with 43 and Major General John ‘Johnny’ D FROST on BRUNEVAL RAID (Operation Biting), the PARAS’ first Battle Honour, to dismantle & retrieve this German radar. Representing GROUND RADAR

WILLIS, Robert (#239)

…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. USAAC 92nd BOMBARDMENT GROUP, v. GERMAN Wurzburg-Riese, RADAR & JAMMING SPECIALIST; US ‘Mickey’ copy British H2S bombing radar. Representing SECRET ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES WARFARE…

ROWLAND, John N (#243)

…region. Over the next five months he attacked most of the major cities. He went to Cologne twice before sorties to Gelsenkirchen, Duisberg and Essen. On the night of July 25, an intense campaign was directed against Hamburg. The radar countermeasure “window” (small aluminium strips dropped to confuse enemy radar)…

BURBRIDGE, Bransome A (#103)

…the night of February 23 1944, during the Luftwaffe’s Operation Steinbeck, known as the “baby blitz”, a series of lightning hit-and-run bombing attacks on southern England. Flying a Mosquito of No 85 Squadron, Skelton gained a contact on his radar set near Beachy Head and directed Burbridge behind an enemy…

Civilians and War Production

…on the proximity fuse, RADAR and the MANHATTAN PROJECT (The Herald, Scotland) CAVENDISH LABORATORY, RAE & MINISTRY of AVIATION, PROXIMITY FUSES, CENTIMETRIC RADAR & MANHATTAN Atomic Bomb PROJECT, praised Oppenheimer & Gen. Groves #142 Handel DAVIES Handel DAVIES CB MSc FEng FRAES FAIAA Aeronautical engineer who worked during war on…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…‘Johnny’ D FROST on BRUNEVAL RAID (Operation Biting), the PARAS’ first Battle Honour, to dismantle & retrieve this German radar. Representing GROUND RADAR #298 John W COX Captain John W COX USAAF B-29 SUPERFORTRESS Airplane Cdr for US MARINES taking TINIAN & SAIPAN + TOKYO B-29 RAIDS, crew Plt C…

TWINN, John E (#139)

…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. Largely unsung, brilliant work of so many “boffins” in the AIR MINISTRY and TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT Malvern’s veiled Royal RADAR ESTABLISHMENT…

TWISS, L Peter (#309)

…for NAVAL FIGHTER OPERATIONS, firstly with catapult HURRICANE CAMSHIPS, CONVOY ESCORT and on long range NIGHT INTRUSION and Night Fighting Radar development with the FIGHTER INTERCEPTION UNIT. As well as joining the BRITISH AIR COMMISSION on US Naval testing before attending the Empire Test Pilots’ School and later his 1956…

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…

BROWN, Richard (#295)

…on the fine contribution of Maj Gen “Pete” Quesada and AM Broadhurst in further developing tactical air-ground warfare during the European campaign with microwave early warning radar (MEW) direction of ‘cab rank’ fighter bombers already airborne and close by, and placing pilots as forward air controllers inside tanks equipped with…

HEGLUND, Svein (#166)

…for 100 Group and, with his usual English radar operator, Robert Symon, would destroy three Bf-110 German night fighters and be awarded the DSO before his return to post-war Norway. Attaché duties in Stockholm, completion of his broken technical studies in Zurich and mostly logistics with the RNoAF and later…

SMITH, Irving S (#109)

…pilot with 151 Sqdn, No 12 Group, Fighter Command, RAF during Battle of Britain, 7/1940-10/1940: limited degree of radar control; characteristics of Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 including defects and coping with them in combat; first attack on Messerschmitt Me 109s; changeover of squadron personnel during battle; daily routine; shift system…

DEERE, Alan C (#49)

…Battle of Britain, 1940: convoy patrols; German tactics and increasing intensity of air raids; importance of preservation of RAF reserve and radar; German Air Force raid on RAF Hornchurch, 31/7/1940; shortage of and inexperienced pilots; tactics employed by squadron; sight of large German Air Force formations; estimates of Messerschmitt Me…

CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

…few moments he was airborne, being directed by radar to an enemy aircraft; and when his flight leader turned back with engine trouble, Crosley decided to pursue the enemy alone. He closed until the wingspan of the three-engined Italian bomber filled his gunsight, then pressed the trigger. At that moment…

GILLAM, Denys (#25)

…and North West Europe, 12/1943-2/1945: encounter with Focke Wulf 190s over Paris, France, 12/1943. REEL 4 Continues: attacks on German radar stations in preparations for D- Day landings; move to Normandy, France, 9/6/1944; ground attack role in North West Europe; distinguishing targets on ground; physical condition at end of Second…

ELKINGTON, JFD (#16)

…The Few, they in turn were supported by The Many. The ground crew, radar plotters, the merchantmen and tanker crews running the gauntlet of the U-boat wolf-packs. And, critically, the ordinary Britons who endured the Blitz. “In recent years, he was an extraordinary ambassador for his generation – indeed there…

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