224 results found for: Army/Air Operations (Joint)

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DUDGEON, AG (#187)

…obsolete training aircraft to bombers; defying orders, Dudgeon equipped his own with a crude bomb release system, which he flight-tested. Early in May the Iraqi army laid siege to the airfield, and demanded its surrender. The flying school went to war, but by the end of the first day a…

QUILL, Claire (#185)

…captured German aircraft at Farnborough Fleet Air Arm In January 1943 Quill was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. From November 1943 to April 1944 he served with the Fleet Air Arm, as a lieutenant commander, helping to develop better carrier-deck-landings with the Supermarine Seafire, the…

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard (#31)

…Driffield, 8/1940; damage to his aircraft over Cologne, Germany. Aspects of operations as pilot with 35 Sqdn, No 4 Group, RAF in GB, 4/1941-1/1942: flying Handley Page Halifax Mk I; opinion of quality of German Air Force; need for professional attitude; cultivation of relations with ground staff; feeling of national…

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…

TAIT, James B (#66)

…to his DFC. After the successful Tirpitz attack, Tait flew two more operations. On December 15 he was grounded, having flown 101 bombing operations. His Air Officer Commanding recommended him for the Victoria Cross for his “sustained gallantry” over almost five years of constant operations; instead he was awarded a…

WINSKILL, AL (#208)

…232 were posted to North Africa to provide air support to the 1st Army in Algeria and Tunisia. He was shot down again in January 1943, this time off the Tunisian coast, but was rescued by local fishermen and taken to the shore. Here he once again evaded capture, made…

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…

DAVID, W Dennis (#18)

…when engaged in conversation. After the liberation of Singapore and Malaya, he was appointed Senior Air Staff Officer, Air Headquarters, Batavia, Netherlands East Indies, during operations against Javanese insurgents. Returning home in 1946, David was granted a permanent commission and reverted to the rank of squadron leader. In 1949 he…

CAREY, Frank R (#27)

…of Spitfires and Hurricanes taking off and in flight. VS Good shots of RAF fighters flying in formation into attack, good air to air CUs and ground to air LSs of the fighters peeling off and attacking German bombers, good dog fight sequence. MS Wreckage of German bomber lying in…

WEST, Ferdinand (#28)

Air Commodore Ferdinand ‘Freddie’ WEST VC CBE MC Recipient of the Victoria Cross. RFC & RAF, Captain Royal Munster Volunteers, 3 and 8 Sqns, last Air action, 17 Sqn, OC 4 Sqn WW1 VC Sqn, CO Farnborough, in WW2 Odiham & Air Attaché Berne…

ROWLANDS, John (#83)

Air Marshal Sir John Rowlands 07 June 2006 • 00:01 am Obituary courtesy of the Daily Telegraph Air Marshal Sir John Rowlands, who died on Sunday aged 90, was awarded the George Cross for his courage in bomb disposal over a period of more than two years. By the end…

COLE, Winefred (#288)

…This force joined the U.S. Fifth Army under American General Mark Clark in the Italian campaign until the end of war. Brazil also sent two Brazilian Air Force groups (one of them a fighter group) to Italy, becoming the only South American country to send any air force unit. Initially…

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…

BLAKESLEE, Donald J M (#294)

…an outstanding fighter leader and commander, he destroyed well over a score of aircraft in the air and on the ground, some saying it could have even reached 30, often encouraging others in his team to gain experience. Don remained in the Air Force after the war and led the…

OLDS, Robin (#97)

…enemy MiG aircraft in aerial combat over North Vienam. (U.S. Air Force Photo) “Brigadier General Robin Olds was one of the USAF’s most charismatic fighter pilots, achieving “ace” status during the Second World War. The son of a US Army Air Corps Brigadier General, Robin Olds was born on July…

GIBSON, John AA (#197)

…as an air firing instructor, Gibson was posted in New Year 1942 to No 457, a Royal Australian Air Force Spitfire squadron. In May he returned to New Zealand where, attached to the Royal New Zealand Air Force, he trained its newly formed No 15 Squadron in Tonga. Squadron Leader…

GICK, Philip D (#206)

…Left to right: Lieutenant P D Gick, RN, awarded DSC; Lieutenant Commander Eugene Esmonde, RN, awarded DSO; Sub Lieutenant V K Norfolk, RN, awarded DSC; A/PO Air L D Sayer awarded DSM; A/Ldg Air A L Johnson, awarded DSM. © IWM A 5826 “REAR ADMIRAL PHILIP “PERCY” GICK flew Swordfish…

STRONG, Albert (#231)

…Train 1869 Army Service Corps 1918 Royal Army Service Corps 1965 Royal Corps of Transport 1993 Royal Logistics Corps …Provision of food, ammunition, petrol and above all transport 1939 10,000 men 1945 335,000 personnel = 10% of British Army & the Movements Service of the Royal Engineers an extra 180,000…

SWETT, James Elms (#302)

…First Lieutenant and flight leader in MARINE VMF-221 FIGHTER SQUADRON, part of 1st Marine Air Wing in Marine Air Group 12 over GUADALCANAL, on one single sortie shot down eight Jap Judy aircraft which were attacking US carriers & was shot down. The Citation of his Medal of Honor, the…

ATKINS, George (#3)

…the ground crew is briefly summarised by the Imperial War Museums on their website: As well as carrying out their regular duties, members of the ground crew would be called upon during German raids on their airfields. They towed damaged aircraft away from runways to make room for others to…

NEIL, Thomas F (#102)

…the USAAF’s 9th Air Force, based in southern England. He flew numerous US fighter aircraft and moved to Normandy after D-Day. He took part in a few ground attack operations, sharing in the destruction of a number of aircraft on the ground. He was later awarded the US Bronze Star….

ANNAND, Richard W (#44)

…period as officer on Army Supplementary Reserve with 2nd Bn Durham Light Infantry in GB, 1938-1939: reasons for enlisting with Army Supplementary Reserve; joining unit at Woking; memories of company commander Ambrose Appleby; opinion of Lieutenant Colonel Victor Yate; adapting to army customs; atmosphere in mess; question of officer qualities;…

MAX, Roy (#289)

…French administration, however, the paperwork was lost and he never received the medal. By the middle of June No 103 had lost 18 aircraft and nine crews, and Max was lucky to survive when a German fighter strafed the airfield as he was standing on the wing refuelling his aircraft….

NEILSON, Ian G (#211)

…remained active and relevant well into the 21st century, among other things helping to steer the commissioning of an AOP Memorial at the Museum of Army Flying at Middle Wallop. A man of great energy, Neilson undertook numerous honorary appointments and was a Liveryman of the Guild of Air Pilots…

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