141 results found for: Special Operations Executive (SOE)

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HODGES, Lewis (#34)

…Flying moonlit operations for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) Hodges landed his single-engine Lysander or the larger Hudson aircraft in remote French fields to deliver and pick up agents. He picked up two future Presidents of the Republic (Auriol and Mitterrand), bringing them to England for meetings with General de…

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…with General Wingate; involvement with Chindits; joining of Special Air Service; history of Special Air Service. Aspects of operations as officer with 22nd Special Air Service in GB and North West Europe, 1944-1945: organisation of Special Air Service; problems with French Special Air Service troops and ex-Long Range Desert Group…

VERITY, Hugh (#87)

  Group Captain Hugh Verity 16 November 2001 • Obituary courtesy of The Daily Telegraph GROUP Captain Hugh Verity, who has died aged 83, was a member of the small group of RAF pilots who flew clandestine missions to support Special Operations Executive (SOE) agents and the French Resistance during…

POULSSON, Jens-Anton (#164)

…the ensuing Nazi occupation. In the UK, Poulsson joined the first Norwegian Independent Company as a second lieutenant. He was soon recruited by the Special Operations Executive (SOE), created in summer 1940 by Winston Churchill for sabotage operations in occupied territory. The Norwegian resistance reported in autumn 1941 that the…

LLOYD-OWEN, David (#273)

…& Albania (bks). “Despite being in continual pain, Lloyd Owen directed special forces operations in the mountains for the next three months. Eventually he was evacuated to Italy, was successfully operated on, and told not to return to his former activities. He managed to bluff his way past a medical…

JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…various operations over France including the Rhubarb ground attack missions which Johnson hated—he considered it a waste of pilots. Several successful fighter pilots had been lost this way. Flight Lieutenant Eric Lock and Wing Commander Paddy Finucane were killed on Rhubarb operations in August 1941 and July 1942 respectively. Squadron…

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

…Britain fighter pilots; he later achieved considerable success during the German night attacks on Glasgow before playing a prominent role in co-ordinating fighter operations for the D-Day landings. Dalton-Morgan had virtually no experience as a fighter pilot when he was appointed a flight commander of No 43 Squadron – “The…

DRAKE, Billy (#168)

…whom he saw action in the Battle of France, until he was shot down and wounded on 13 May 1940. After recovery that October, he commanded a flight of No. 421 Flight, specialising in low-level fighter reconnaissance work over the Channel. Following a spell as a Chief Flying Instructor with…

ROSIER, Fred (#17)

…2nd June 1943). He commanded 52 OTU and later became Station Commander at Northolt. At the end of the war he was Group Captain Operations at 84 Group. He was made a Commander, Order of Orange Nassau in 1947. Rosier subsequently dealt with Group Captain Operations at the Central Flying…

FOOT, MRD (#140)

Special Operations Executive. Commissioned into a Royal Engineers searchlight battalion, units transferred to Royal Artillery. Served at Combined Operations Headquarters before joining SAS as intelligence officer. Prisoner of war severely injured trying to escape. SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE, & Cols Airey NEAVE & James LANGLEY, MI9 ESCAPE & EVASION & +…

TAIT, James B (#66)

…was appointed to RAF Waddington as the base operations officer. Although the post did not require him to fly on operations, in the first six weeks he flew nine with the junior crews of two Australian Lancaster squadrons. In May he returned to operations and was appointed a master bomber…

SMITH, Irving S (#109)

…Battle of Britain. On August 15, he shot down two Messerschmidt Bf-109E fighters and damaged a third. Other victories followed in August and October. In November, 151 squadron, flying Hurricanes and Defiant fighters, was re-deployed on night operations against the Luftwaffe’s night blitz on British cities. Smith was promoted to…

GILLAM, Denys (#25)

…down over English Channel, 9/1941. Aspects of operations commanding Typhoon Wing, No 12 Group, Fighter Command, RAF in GB, 3/1942-10/1942: formation of wing at RAF Duxford, 3/1944; operations during Dieppe Raid, 19/8/1942; character of Hawker Typhoon. Aspects of operations commanding No 146 Wing, 2nd Tactical Air Force, RAF in GB…

DEERE, Alan C (#49)

…On 8th January 1941 he was posted to SHQ Catterick and was made Operations Room Controller there. His portrait was made by Orde in February (below). Deere joined 602 Squadron at Ayr on 7th May as a Flight Commander. Alan Deere by Cuthbert Orde (1941) At the beginning of 1941…

CURTIS, Lettice (#77)

Operations Executive and Special Air Service); Gertrude Jekyll, who worked with Sir Edward Lutyens planning First World War Memorial Gardens; Edward Whymper and Agatha Christie). High Flight by John Gillespie Magee Jr. (9 June 1922 – 11 December 1941) Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced…

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard (#31)

…to Flight Lieutenant, flew to Canada, met actress Constance Binney in New York and married her, and returned to England to resume bombing operations. After this, Leonard spent almost a year as a flight instructor before being promoted to Acting Wing Commander and given command of 76 Squadron flying Halifax…

WINSKILL, AL (#208)

…new Gloster Meteor jets. He continued to rise through the ranks, serving as Group Captain Operations RAF Germany and Air Attache to France before retiring in 1968. After the war he described his experience as “We were all very young, and it was a bit of a sport… We hated…

PALLOT, Peter (#304)

…represents the necessary expansion of Royal Naval MINESWEEPING Operations, which were so important not just during the war but well beyond into ‘peacetime’ dangerous operations to safeguard shipping in national and international waters. About one in five minesweepers were lost and Peter served on 11 of them, witnessing at close…

ELLISON, Lorna (#174)

…Soldiers Jan and Jozef fled to Britain after Germany invaded their homeland in 1939. The following year the Czech government, in exile in London, and Britain’s Special Operations Executive devised a plan to kill “Blond Beast” Heydrich who was bringing terror to the Czech capital. They began training a team…

GRANDY, John (#2)

…109, but managed to bale out, landing in a field near Maidstone. His leg wounds prevented him flying on operations for two months, but he continued to command the squadron, which ended the battle as one of Fighter Command’s most successful units. After a spell as a staff officer he…

DUDGEON, AG (#187)

…quarter of the 39 pilots, and one third of the aircraft, were out of action. With a fellow squadron leader, Dudgeon both flew and personally controlled the bombing operations for five successive days as the airfield came under fire from Iraqi guns. By the end, the survivors could barely stand…

KILMARTIN, JI (#35)

…behind the Maginot Line, near to France’s frontier with Germany. Operations in France Operations in France In October 1939, the squadron moved to Vassincourt, where it became a part of the AASF, ready for operations over the front line. This force included ten squadrons of Fairey Battle light bombers, together…

MAX, Roy (#289)

…was eventually withdrawn from long-range bombing operations, and Max and his crews flew mining sorties and parachute drops to resistance groups. After converting to the Lancaster and flying a few more operations in support of the impending D-Day landings, his tour ended in May 1944, when he was awarded the…

CHESHIRE, Margaret Susan (#98)

Volunteer for Special Operations Executive, and widow of [No. 31: Leonard CHESHIRE, q.v.]. SOE’s (Gen. GUBBINS) ‘magnificent’ WOMEN’S TRANSPORT SERVICE of the FANY…

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