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CURRAN, Samuel (#182)

…magnetron, produced after the initial run of a dozen, is one of the first production series. Eventually, the growing electronics industries of the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada manufactured well over a million magnetrons before the end of the Second World War. The mass-production of the cavity magnetron…

ROSIER, Fred (#17)

…in Ankara as the United Kingdom Permanent Military Deputy to the Central Treaty Organisation and finally for three years as Deputy Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces Central Europe. On retirement in 1973 Rosier became Military Adviser to the British Aircraft Corporation and his involvement with its Saudi Arabian contract led to his…

VRACIU, Alexander (#303)

…Vraciu’s biographer, Ray Boomhower On the afternoon of December 7, 1941, those in the United States that were listening to their radios were stunned to hear of an attack by the Japanese Empire on the American naval base of Pearl Harbor in the Hawaiian Islands. At 2:26 p.m., Len Sterling,…

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…tendon in a football match. He returned to the United Kingdom and in March 1945, was picked to succeed Brigadier R.W. McLeod in command of the Special Air Service brigade. Leading again from in front he took two French parachute units of that brigade into eastern Holland and north-west Germany…

LOTT, C George (#11)

…1 Owner/operator: 43 (China-British) Squadron Royal Air Force (43 (China-British) Sqn RAF) Registration: P3464 C/n / msn: FT-A Fatalities: Fatalities: / Occupants: 1 Other fatalities: Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair) Location: 3 miles from RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex – United Kingdom Phase: Landing Nature: Military Departure airport:…

CURTIS, Lettice (#77)

…they ferried aircraft from factories and airfields to RAF units around the United Kingdom. Weather conditions were often difficult. Until the spring of 1941 there was a government ruling that women could not fly operational aircraft, but everything changed that summer. Without any extra tuition, and just a printed preflight…

ELLISON, Lorna (#174)

…pride.” (Credit: Daily Mirror) Lorna Ellison (later Coombs) with her daughter Diana Hilson (source: Daily Mirror) Jozef Gabčík Jozef Gabčík (Source: Wikipedia) Extract from Wikipedia: “Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš were airlifted along with seven soldiers from Czechoslovak army-in-exile in the United Kingdom and two other groups named Silver A…

FRASER, Ian E (#67)

…Medals) In addition he was a Younger Brother of Trinity House and, since 2002, had been United Kingdom vice-chairman of the VC/GC Association. His memoirs, Frogman VC, were published in 1957. Ian Fraser married, in 1943, his childhood sweetheart, Melba Hughes, who was serving as a Wren at Pwllheli on…

SWETT, James Elms (#302)

…airmanship and tenacious fighting spirit which enabled First Lieutenant Swett to destroy eight enemy bombers in a single flight were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.” He was shot down once again near the island of New Georgia. Fortunately, he was spotted and rescued…

OLDS, Robin (#97)

‘One of the United States Air Force’s most charismatic fighter pilots, achieving “triple ace” status during the Second World War and in Vietnam’ Air Force Col. Robin Olds, in Southeast Asia – 1967- commander of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, preflights his F-4C Phantom. Col. Olds has shot down four…

BURN, Michael C (#86)

…and the following September accompanied Dawson to London Airport in The Times’ s Rolls-Royce to see off the new prime minister, Neville Chamberlain, en route to Munich to meet Hitler. The following summer Burn was in Canada and the United States to cover the visit of the new King and…

COLE, Winefred (#288)

…and Hungary. The small Panama Canal Zone was United States territory, and American forces from the US Navy, and the US Army and Howard Air Force Base, the USAAF, inside the Canal Zone, guarded the Panama Canal from both ends. This Canal provided the United States and its Allies with…

FRASER-HARRIS, Alexander B (#218)

…captain in any peacetime Commonwealth navy. British officers in the RCN were perceived to be making decisions in favour of British industry, but Fraser-Harris appreciated the need to get better and cheaper ships and aircraft from the United States. When the Korean War interrupted these plans he was sent to…

MACLENNAN, Ian R (#128)

…Venezuela and the United States before returning to Canada. He focused on creating housing for low-income families and became chief architect, and later senior vice-president, of the Central and Mortgage Housing Corporation. In 1961 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. For many years he…

BLAKESLEE, Donald J M (#294)

…Fighter Group. After he was grounded, Blakeslee returned to the United States to command an airfield in Florida. He remained in the USAAF and commanded a fighter wing. His later assignments included two tours in Germany and one in Korea, at HQ Tactical Air Command. He saw service in Vietnam…

CURRAN, Lady (#183)

…special POLISH verve and contribution in WW2. A Lancaster dropping chaff (the crescent-shaped white cloud on the left of the picture) over Essen during a thousand-bomber raid.   UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCES (USAAF) IN BRITAIN, 1942-1945: A Christmas lamp decorated with the insignia of the 55th Fighter Group, in…

KINCADE, Paul B (#240)

…remembers FIVE different convoys, which had FIVE SHIP losses & one with EIGHT – & the NAVAL ARMED GUARD is now one of the least remembered aspects of WW2) within the UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE, for 13 months in SS Thomas SUMTERr including ARCTIC CONVOYS to MURMANSK with AMMUNITION &…

ISON, Paul E (#291)

…Private First Class Paul E ISON represents the savage fighting for OKINAWA, whose photograph was taken when he was crossing Death Valley on 10th May 1945 – this in turn became the fighting symbol of the UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS in the PACIFIC WAR and was one of the most…

GALBRAITH, William P (#297)

…in January 1924, here represents “I” Company in the 3rd Battalion, the 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment, the original main component of the United States Army 101st AIRBORNE DIVISION (filmed as The Band of Brothers) and took part in both Operations OVERLORD and MARKET GARDEN and, after his wounding, through his…

DRISCOLL, Joseph (#175)

…and important expansion of the UNITED STATES NAVY, which he joined on 13 Dec 1942, the US MERCHANT MARINE and the KAISER mass production of those vital strategic assets, the 2,770 prefabricated US cargo vessels, the LIBERTY SHIPS (his own was the SS George A CUSTER), in the total US…

CREW, Edward D (#114)

…to two-engine Bristol Beaufighters, that the pair acquired a more suitable aircraft and sufficient expertise to dispatch five enemy bombers within a period of 10 weeks. (Bristol Beaufighter Mk.IC, 1943, now on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force) This early run of success was speedily…

CALDER, Benjamin J (#176)

…only lady in LUTON’s Laboratory, testing metallurgically CHURCHILL TANK production, with his family, further back, coming from Eastern POLAND, which was then to become SOVIET UNION territory. A WW2 example of the scale of LOGISTIC SUPPORT is shown here, in abbreviated layout from the NORMANDY MEMORIAL to Ben’s UNITED STATES…

STORK, J Royden (#301)

…medal by Madam Chiang Kai Shek. Roy remained in India until 1943, when he returned to the United States to fly with Air Transport Command. Eight raiders were caught by the Japanese, three of whom were executed after trial and one of the five other POWs, Lt Meder would die…

RASMUSSEN, Philip M (#293)

…bombing mission over Japan that earned him an oak leaf cluster. He stayed in the military after the war and eventually retired from the United States Air Force as a colonel in 1965. He died in 2005 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Lt. Rasmussen had awakened in his…

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