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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,…

SWETT, James Elms (#302)

United States’ highest military decoration, read: “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty, as a Division Leader in Marine Fighter Squadron 221 in action against enemy Japanese aerial forces in the Solomon Islands Area, April 7, 1943. In a…

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…

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)

…84 Fighter Group. He went to the United States on an exchange in the late 1940’s and on his return began a steady ascent through the ranks. He chaired the Joint Planning Staff at the Ministry of Defense under Lord Mountbatten (then Chief of the Defense Staff) and went to…

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…

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…

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 &…

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…

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…

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…

WOOLNOUGH, James A (#230)

…QUEEN VICTORIA RIFLES, who helped buy the TIME for the BEF EVACUATION. The GOTHIC LINE was KESSELRING’s last natural obstacle before the ALPS for the ALLIES, whose BRITISH EIGHTH ARMY and the UNITED STATES FIFTH ARMY , both halves of Gen Mark CLARK’s 15th ARMY GROUP, here faced the GERMAN…

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…

MASEFIELD, Peter (#219)

…Was also AIR and WAR CORRESPONDENT on “Sunday Times 1940-43, FLYING and with personal & SERVICE links played an important early LIAISON WORK with UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCE Commanders and on early USAAF Raids; at war’s end for two years he was British CIVIL AIR ATTACHE in WASHINGTON, USA…

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

…in charge of firstly the White Sands facility in the United States, secondly Aberporth in Wales, and he himself at Woomera. Air Cdre Peter Brothers CBE DSO DFC*, who died in December 2008, had described Tom as follows: “Tom Morgan is a name to conjure with. Ace fighter pilot, Wing…

DEERE, Alan C (#49)

…in, in World War II, Imperial War Museum. CC BY-SA 2.0 (2008) “In January 1942 Deere embarked on a short tour of the United States to teach fighter tactics to American pilots. He was back in action three months later, taking command of a Canadian spitfire squadron before being posted…

TUCK, RR Stanford (#9)

…sent home in April. Tuck’s wartime air combat tally is officially recorded as thirty kills, seven probable and seven damaged, making him the UK’s second deadliest pilot in less than two years of service. After the war he was awarded the DFC again, this time by the United States, and…

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