131 results found for: X-Craft Midget Submarines (Operations)

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FRASER, Ian E (#67)

…volunteering for midget submarines; posting to HMS Varbel; manning X-craft submarines; method of attack. Recollections of operations commanding HMS XE 3 during attack on Japanese heavy cruiser Takao in harbour at Singapore, Malaya, 31/7/1945; move to Australia; Leading Seaman James Magennis’ planting of limpet mines on cruiser; desperate measures to…

JOHNSON, James E (#21)

…towards Air Marshal Hugh Dowding; procedure for claiming combat successes; attitude of British public towards fighter pilots. Aspects of operations commanding 610 Sqdn, No 12 Group, Fighter Command, RAF in GB, 7/1942-2/1943: posting to squadron; opinion of Spitfire Mk V; his method of attack. REEL 2: tactics for attacking aircraft;

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…was surprised by the Japanese invasion in the winter of 1941/42. Off his own bat he dressed his staff and pupils in Australian bush hats and mounted a raid by river craft behind the Japanese lines, intended to lead them to think that the Australian army was already present in…

DRAKE, Billy (#168)

…techniques; targets and heights operated at; numbers of aircraft operated. REEL 7 Continues: method of controlling operations; navigating over desert; briefing of pilots; technique for attacking German airfields; attack of German airfield and destruction of large number of Messerschmitts Me 109s, 6/1942; method of escorting light/medium bombers; method of moving…

SUTTON, Thomas A (#308)

…being refused permission to be towed back to England, until the craft eventually broke free in the big storm of 19-22 June. With sides stove in after engine-less collisions with other beached craft, LCT (American) 2233 became useless and more craft damaged after not being towed clear as Tom had…

LLOYD-OWEN, David (#273)

…Crusader, 11/1941-12/1941; rescue of Special Air Service group. REEL 2: Continues: Major David Stirling’s decision to work with Long Range Desert Group; types of operations undertaken; the road watch; threat from German Air Force; technique for dispersal if attacked by aircraft; attitude of desert Arabs to Long Range Desert Group;…

ROSIER, Fred (#17)

…© IWM TR 815 The 229 pilots were attached to 73 and 274 Squadrons in the Western Desert for operations. On 1st September 1941 229 began functioning again as a squadron, its ground personnel having at last arrived in Egypt. It began night defence operations. Rosier was posted away in…

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…

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)

…German forces of sleep; lack of German fighter opposition; effectiveness of German anti-aircraft fire; vulnerability of wooden De Havilland Mosquito to damage; abortive bombing raid flown below anti-aircraft level; second bombing raid on Le Havre using Oboe; German anti-aircraft opposition to attacks on V1 Flying Bomb sites near Dieppe, France….

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)

…#197). He was also once scrambled after a lone German aircraft was spotted near Scotland – he didn’t find it, but it was later identified as the plane Rudolph Hess, Hitler’s Deputy, flew to Scotland. Part of the remains of the Messerschmitt BF-110 aircraft which Rudolph Hess flew to Britain…

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

…painting, numerous barrage balloons are shown floating above the trees. Operated by RAF Balloon Command, barrage balloons were used to protect cities from air attack. They forced German aircraft to operate at higher altitudes, reducing the accuracy of their bombing and bringing them within range of anti-aircraft guns.” He quickly…

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…

VERITY, Hugh (#87)

operations staff of Fighter Command’s No 11 Group and also at Fighter Command headquarters. After his exploits flying into France, he became an SOE air operations manager organising drops and agent landings in Western Europe and Scandinavia. In the autumn of 1944 Verity supervised clandestine air operations in South East…

GRANDY, John (#2)

…1177 By the end of 1958 he was Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations) in the Air Ministry, where he was required to oversee the draconian cuts ordered by the 1957 Sandys Defence Review. As Commander-in-Chief of RAF Germany and Commander of Nato’s 2nd Allied Tactical Air Force, Grandy had…

WINSKILL, AL (#208)

…and escape to GB, 8/1941-12/1941. Aspects of operations commanding 165 Sqdn, No 11 Group, Fighter Command, RAF in GB, 4/1942-8/1942: formation of squadron at RAF Ayr, 4/1942; role escorting Soviet Foreign Minister Vycheslav Molotov’s aircraft on his visit to GB, 5/1942; how his association with agent/traitor Harold Coles resulted in…

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…

DUDGEON, AG (#187)

…in which he had had only 45 minutes experience. Dudgeon took off in atrocious weather, and almost immediately the aircraft’s electrics and all the instruments failed. The trainee navigator could not cope in the thick cloud, and, with no radio to assist with navigation bearings, Dudgeon flew the aircraft through…

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…

KINCADE, Paul B (#240)

…505 ESCORTS, plus 211 SUBMARINES and additionally 2,751 Liberty ships were constructed between 1941 and 1945 in 16 US Shipyards, 1,921 small US Navy Patrol craft (submarine chasers, torpedo boats and crash boats), 882 Minesweepers, 44,912 Landing Craft, 617 Small Auxiliaries, and there were 329 US Coast Guard Vessels and…

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…

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…

GIBSON, John AA (#197)

…month later. The aircraft is piloted by William “Bill” Humble, who normally did not wear a helmet. On March 29 1945, while covering the Rhine crossings, he was shot down by anti-aircraft fire and was wounded in the shoulder during a forced landing. When he had recovered, he served briefly…

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