15 results found for: Tirpitz

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TAIT, James B (#66)

Group Captain Willie ‘Tirpitz’ Tait, bomber commander – obituary Obituary courtesy of The Telegraph, originally published on September 3 2007 Group Captain Willie “Tirpitz” Tait, who died on August 31 2007 aged 90, had a brilliant wartime career as a bomber commander; he attacked some of the most demanding and…

BURN, Michael C (#86)

…biggest German battleship, Tirpitz – was characterised by Burn’s commanding officer as “the sauciest job since Drake”. St Nazaire: HMS Campbelltown resting on the wall it would soon destroy The mission – to deny its use to the biggest German battleship, Tirpitz – was characterised by Burn’s commanding officer as…

FRASER, Ian E (#67)

…battleship Tirpitz, which is hiding in the fjords of Norway. However, as time unfolds, the mission becomes increasingly perilous. Second World War drama based on a true story, starring John Mills, Donald Sinden, John Gregson and James Robertson Justice.” (See also the Six Signatories associated with the Tirpitz) It had…

CLAUSEN, Finn (#163)

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. ‘Arthur’, Tirpitz attempts, later in 3 US…

LENEY, Leslie A (#107)

…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. Representing ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS & seaborne elements, NAAFI and elder brother Samuel & 10 Sqn HALIFAX CREWS 30Mar42 crashed in bad weather, seeking TIRPITZ….

CHEESMAN, VBG (#112)

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. Fought against TIRPITZ, TASKFORCE 57 +US &…

CURTIS, Lawrence (#260)

…to an airfield near Murmansk to position for an attack against the German battleship Tirpitz, which was sheltering in a fjord in the north of Norway. The attack was thwarted by the ship’s smoke screen. Two months later, when the ship (labelled “The Beast” by Churchill) had moved further south,…

LAKIN, Barklie (#233)

…on the flank of CONVOYS to guard agains the Tirpitz and Scheer coming out, which they did 5Jul but only briefly, then returning to defensive anchorages. He recalls the tragic Admiralty signals and plight of CONVOY PQ17 (23 of 34 ships that far north sunk, with 10 out of the…

CASEMORE, Jack (#226)

…compared the long range ocean going American submarines, by then very reliable & with better torpedoes; in early 10th SUBMARINE FLOTILLA, his Captain was the AUSTRALIANO Lt Cdr Teddy WOODWARD with Lt later Rear Adm Godfrey PLACE VC CB DSC as his No.2, later to attack the TIRPITZ in 1944…

RICE, FC (#253)

…on the flank of CONVOYS to guard agains the Tirpitz and Scheer coming out, which they did 5 Jul but only briefly, then returning to defensive anchorages). He recalls the tragic Admiralty signals and plight of CONVOY PQ17 (23 of 34 ships that far north sunk, with 10 out of…

SQUANCE, Sidney J (#247)

…was hit by ACASTA’s torpedo just before she was sunk: then, in 1941 with Gneisenau sank 22 ships; machinery under repair and Gneisenau (hit by a torpedo: after Channel Dash mine and then bomb damage in Kiel); Tirpitz. was insufficiently trained and Bismarck was sent out with Prinz Eugen (Sources:…

Naval & Naval Air

…“We were blown to the surface upside down!” (JUTLAND father, sister WAAF PARACHUTES), Specialist TORPEDO & SUBMARINE UNBEATEN, SEALION, SURF, N556, H34, UNRULY, VIGOROUS. #112 VBG CHEESMAN Major VBG ‘Teddy’ CHEESMAN DSO MBE DSC ROYAL MARINES Fought against TIRPITZ, TASKFORCE 57 +US & PACIFIC;WALRUS amphibian + lost & rescued RN…

War Widows & Family Losses

…Leslie A LENEY+ Representing ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS & seaborne elements, NAAFI and elder brother Samuel & 10 Sqn HALIFAX CREWS 30Mar42 crashed in bad weather, seeking TIRPITZ. #45 Margaret LINTON Mrs Margaret LINTON+ née PORTER (b. Dec 1944) In memory of her father ROYAL MARINE PLY/X 10283002 Alexander Porter, KIA…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…James B TAIT Group Captain James B TAIT DSO*** DFC* Long, distinguished service on BOMBER OPERATIONS, CO 617 Sqn and the Tallboy LANCASTERS for the SINKING of TIRPITZ in Tromso Fjord 12NOV44 #12 Peter W TOWNSEND Group Captain Peter W TOWNSEND CVO DSO DFC* (11+e/a) 36, 43, OC 85 &…

Background

…against the Luftwaffe, ‘Johnnie’ Johnson; James ‘Willie’ Tait who sank the Tirpitz; Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown, [26] the Navy’s most decorated pilot who flew more types of aircraft than anyone in history; Churchill’s navigator John Mitchell; and Lettice Curtis, ‘arguably the most remarkable woman pilot’ of WWII. Legends on the ground…

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