67 results found for: Sicily (Invasion)

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…AE (born 17 July 1919) is an Irish former Royal Air Force fighter pilot. He served during the Second World War in the Battle of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, the Allied invasion of Italy and the Invasion of Normandy. Following the death of William Clark in May 2020, Hemingway…

BRIDGE, John (#154)

…medal group In 1943, Bridge cleared mines and depth charges from Messina harbour in Sicily, preparing the way for the Allied invasion of Italy. He made 28 dives to defuse groups of booby trapped depth charges and rendered safe another 207 mines and depth charges, tethered at or below the…

MITCHELL, Raymond (#155)

Royal Marines CDO, 9/10Jul43 at 0246hrs Sicily Invasion, Salerno Beachhead, D-Day Sword Beach, Walcheren & beyond. Signed in memory of his RAF Sgt Pilot brother, Rex, killed in action….

SUTTON, Thomas A (#308)

…contribution of LANDING CRAFT and for those lead ships for the NORMANDY INVASION, here onto GOLD BEACH, and later for the important capture of WALCHEREN. Born in 1921 Battersea, Tom, after working for Bird’s Eye, had volunteered for the RAF with the ambition to fly Sunderland flying boats, passing all…

LOATS, Norman (#300)

…sailed to join Carrier Support Group 2, which was staging in the Marshalls to support the invasion of the Marianas. The Gambier Bay supported the landings at Saipan in June, and then Guam in August and at Southern Palaus in September before joining the Escort Carrier Task Unit off Leyte…

DRAKE, Billy (#168)

…Providing escort to USAAF bombers attacking Sicily, he claimed two enemy aircraft destroyed on the ground; and on July 7 he shot down an Italian fighter, his 25th and final victim in air combat (having shared in the destruction of three others). He added an American DFC to his decorations….

MACKINTOSH, Robert (#203)

…to SICILY INVASION &, with the much better 6 POUNDERS, from PACHINO onwards; returned UK Oct43 to train for the NORMANDY INVASION D+1 with 152 BDE, ST HONORÉ, BOCAGE, BELGIUM & 23Dec to nr BASTOGNE in 2-3ft snow for the BATTLE of BULGE, later on the RHINE CROSSING where his…

RICE, FC (#253)

…of the MEDITERRANEAN by Planet News, on board and behind their large Jolly Roger tally flag, on 22 Sep 1943, was one of the war’s famous photos. BEACH MARKING was undertaken, as spot on “Beacons”, for both the TORCH NORTH AFRICAN and HUSKY SICILY INVASION LANDINGS (briefing at Bizerta), the…

LAKIN, Barklie (#233)

…the MEDITERRANEAN by Planet News, on board and behind their large Jolly Roger tally flag, on 22Sep43, was one of the war’s famous photos. BEACH MARKING was undertaken, as spot on “Beacons”, for both the TORCH NORTH AFRICAN and HUSKY SICILY INVASION LANDINGS (briefing at Bizerta), the Submarine being used…

GUERITZ, Edward Finlay (#212)

…mobile ANTI TANK BATTERY (with scavenged old naval guns, to illustrate the denuding of gunpower. after DUNKIRK) in Lincolnshire for the NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS, then for lst GUARDS BRIGADE, later on, being switched to the RLYMOUTH-REACH Bn, as Infantry with the ROYAL MARINES after the INVASION EMERGENCY receded, he joined the…

PARKINSON, George (#199)

…fighting service of the ROYAL IRISH INNISKILLINGS, he was with the 6th, which saw their first Bn attack at TWO TREE HILL in TUNISIA 13 Jan 1943, within the IRISH BDE, BOU ARADA and then the INVASION of SICILY, here especially for his unit’s part in the BATTLE to take…

FOSTER, Bill (#265)

…Wessex HAA Regiment ROYAL ARTILLERY and the 214 SOUTHSEA BATTERY signs for the key role under threat of GERMAN INVASION of the HEAVY ANTI AIRCRAFT REGIMENTS. Surprisingly the roots of this unit when re-embodied in 1939 went back to 5 May, 1860 ‘when the Corps of Artillery Volunteers (Garrison) was…

DUDGEON, AG (#187)

…commander. The long-awaited Italian invasion of Egypt began on September 13, and after initial successes they were driven back deep into Libya. On October 8 Dudgeon was promoted to command another Blenheim squadron, No 55, based at the advanced landing ground at Fuka. He was constantly in action, leading his…

British Army and Commonwealth & Allied Armies

…Ops in North Africa TORCH 1942-3, the SICILY & NORMANDY Invasions #221 Mildred PENN Sergeant Mildred PENN (later Mrs COOPER) for ROYAL SIGNALS, ATS, & ‘Y’ GROUP SIGNALS INTERCEPTION with, many WOMEN, recalls Chief telling few that “one’s work dramatically altered war outcome”. #119 Yuri PENTIN Professor Yuri PENTIN Order…

LACEY, James (#7)

…but the Nazi leader needed the Luftwaffe to take control of the skies above the south of England before he could contemplate a ground invasion. Gordon Leith, curator at the Royal Air Force Museum, said: “It was a critical time. Following the defeat at Dunkirk they must have been aware…

FRASER-HARRIS, Alexander B (#218)

…the RCN; but when Canada insisted on unifying her Armed Forces he resigned his commission rather than become a general, with a bottle-green uniform. At dawn on April 10 1940, shortly after the German invasion of Norway, Fraser-Harris was Blue Three of the first wave of Blackburn Skua dive-bombers from…

SLY, Ted (#276)

…El Alamein to Tunis. Ted then replaced Neville as a Flight Commander for the invasion of Italy. Posted later on he rejoined Neville Duke again at the Spitfire Operational Training unit at ABU SUEIR near the Suez Canal in Egypt. About six months later Ted was posted back to Australia…

DEERE, Alan C (#49)

…11 Group and in early May he took command of 145 (French) Airfield, 2nd TAF at Merston. He led the Wing over the invasion bridgehead early on the morning of D-Day. The Wing moved to the Continent later in June and Deere was posted soon afterwards to HQ 84 Group…

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

…attack operations in support of the campaign in Normandy, then moved to the mainland with his organisation after the invasion. Years after, his CO at the time (later Air Marshal Sir Fred Rosier [Signatory 17]) commented: “It would be impossible to overstate Tom D-M’s importance and influence on the conduct…

HAMILTON, Patrick M (#271)

…was an unwelcome surprise. Luckily only three Royal Naval ships were in Trincomalee with most of the eastern Fleet maintaining radio silence at the Addu Atoll. For Churchill, the continued existence of the remnants of the British Eastern Fleet with some Dutch warships too would prevent a Japanese troop invasion

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…was surprised by the Japanese invasion in the winter of 1941/42. Off his own bat he dressed his staff and pupils in Australian bush hats and mounted a raid by river craft behind the Japanese lines, intended to lead them to think that the Australian army was already present in…

Naval & Naval Air

…never seen anything as horrifying”). NEW ZEALAND ~1830 SON CORSAIR Pilot HMS VICTORIOUS, CEYLON, PACIFIC FLEET, TASK FORCE 37, 1834 SQN to 11Auq45 (Father WW1 NZ ~Exp’wsstry, uncle lost) #155 Raymond MITCHELL Marine Commando Raymond MITCHELL+ RM 41 ROYAL MARINES CDO, 9/10Jul43 at 0246hrs SICILY INVASION, SALERNO BEACHHEAD, D-DAY SWORD…

PEARSON, Alastair S (#113)

…you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. ‘One of the most highly regarded soldiers of the Parachute Regiment and British Army’. For: TERRITORIALS, 6Bn HIGHLAND Lt Infy, 1st ARMY, 1PARA & PARA BDE Ops in North Africa TORCH 1942-3, the SICILY & NORMANDY Invasions…

McDOWELL, James (#259)

…the BORDER REGIMENT, in particular to the defence of UK in SE England at “Hellfire Corner”, then fighting in SICILY and as part of the 1st LANDING BRIGADE at the Battle of ARNHEM, where Jim was one of the three Border men near Hartenstein, with their mortar virtually vertical and…

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