8 results found for: Taranto

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CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

…and his RN Service started on 21 Course at HMS ST VINCENT on the actual day of the TARANTO RAID, 11Nov40… Taranto, Italy. 1940-11. Aerial view showing aftermath of action against the Italian Fleet in Taranto harbour. Note the two damaged cruisers in the inner harbour. …then 24 EFTS at…

GOING, GRM (#82)

Alan Pollock’s Rough Notes: A work in progress – the fuller biographies will emerge 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. RN AVIATION, HMS ILLUSTRIOUS, TARANTO RAID 11Nov4O,…

DAVIES, Jeff (#213)

…then LECCE, onwards via BARI, where he saw, 2 Dec 1943 at 1935hrs, the German Raid on BARI HARBOUR & AMMO SHIPS, first SS John L Motley, going up, then John Harvey & its mustard gas, the worst devastation he ever saw, although bombed & V-bombed later; 3232 embarked TARANTO

PALLOT, Peter (#304)

…sweeping the approaches of Port Augusta, Catania, Messina, Reggio di Calabria, Taranto (where so much of the Italian Navy ships were, including their pioneer midget submarines), Bari (going into that port just after the explosion when an American ammunition ship with 500 and 1,000lb aircraft bombs exploded catastrophically, killing over…

GIBBS, R Patrick M (#84)

…demolished. Gibbs drove himself harder than anyone else. More of his crews were lost but he managed to survive despite his aircraft constantly being damaged by the intense anti-aircraft fire he encountered on every attack. On August 30 the tanker San Andrea set sail from Taranto. Gibbs, at the head…

CLEERE, Patrick (#236)

…disembarked at TARANTO and entered the front line at LANCIANO 5 days later, coming, in mid June, under 2nd POLISH CORPS and working with POLISH INFANTRY, captured several villages up to MONTE BOGO, next month advancing again, this time with the 12th PODOLSKI LANCERS and, on 26Jul44, parading for a…

WOOLNOUGH, James A (#230)

…after a distinguished weapons pass at SMALL ARMS SCHOOL, he was made a SGT and sailed on his 30th birthday, 14 Aug 1943, on the “Monarch of Bermuda”, after much training only with MATILDAS and VALENTINES 1940-42; arriving at TARANTO, they joined up with some from 2nd Bn KRRC and…

Naval & Naval Air

…Rear Admiral Philip D ‘Percy’ GICK CB OBE DSC* RN SWORDFISH TORPEDO BISMARCK HIT +S/Lt Lawson on 24 May41, VINDEX ANTI-U BOAT Cdr Flying, MURMANSK CONVOYS & MED OPS #82 GRM GOING Commander G R M GOING DSO OBE RN RN AVIATION, HMS ILLUSTRIOUS, TARANTO RAID 11Nov4O, SWORDFISH & BLESMA…

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