78 results found for: Asdic (Anti-Submarine Detection)

Search results for: Asdic (Anti-Submarine Detection)

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RICHARDSON, A (#223)

…vla .4 COASTAL OTU at ALNESS, he crewed up on SUNDERLAND Mk 111s for long CONVOY PROTECTION and ANTI-SUBMARINE duties over the WESTERN APPROACHES often in very poor weather with “mooring” & unmooring”, bilge crews etc on 228 SQN (lost two crews including their own loaned 2nd Pilot) then 277…

CURTIS, Lawrence (#260)

…previous attempts had failed. Martin dived on the viaduct and, just as his bomb aimer pressed the bomb release, anti-aircraft fire hit his Lancaster, knocking out two engines and seriously wounding two of the crew. The bombs had failed to release, the bomb doors could not be closed and Martin…

DUNN, Patrick Hunter (#15)

…with Air Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard, Chief of the Air Staff. Itching to fly again, Dunn started training for Mosquito “Pathfinder” Operations, but was withdrawn because of his staff commitments. After a stint at Fighter Command he was promoted group captain and placed in charge of anti-V2 operations at 12…

ERCOLANI, Lucian (#215)

…to attack Berlin. The target was obscured by cloud, and Ercolani dropped his high-explosive bombs but decided not to release the incendiaries as, if dropped in the wrong place, they might cause confusion for the following aircraft. Over Munster on the return journey, his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire,…

CLEERE, Patrick (#236)

…troop sergeant … advanced under heavy fire towards the wire at Tobruk. He showed great courage, coolness and initiative when his troop leader’s tank was blown up on a mine — he got out under heavy and point blank anti-tank, rifle and small arms fire and helped his troop leader…

ROWLANDS, John (#83)

…of 72 hours. In the rear end there was a Type 50 anti-handling device. A movement of less than a millimetre would be enough to activate the trembler-switch and ignite the fuse. Without disturbing the bomb, Rowlands inserted a solution of alcohol, benzene and salt – known as a Liquid…

GREGORY, WJ (#95)

…with Braham, Gregory had a nasty experience when he and his pilot were, as he noted in his logbook, “scrambled to intercept Huns raiding Liverpool”. They were about to shoot down a Do 17 when their Beaufighter was hit in the starboard wing by “friendly” anti-aircraft fire. Having baled out…

Naval & Naval Air

…Battle of Jutland 1, one 1st torpedo sinking) 2 years: 230lb bomb (+ 2 pigeons), ANTI-SUBMARINE RECCE 406, 442 Flts (219 Sqn) [1899-2001] (101)1~ #42 Eric M BROWN Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ M BROWN CBE DSC AFC MA FRAeS RN World record number of aircraft types, including German, flown Representing NAVAL…

HARGREAVES, Arnold (#287)

…BULLDOG, born in October 1917, represents the vital recovery, by the eight members of the boarding party under Sub-Lt D E Balme RN, of that most vital ENIGMA Machine and in particular the “Offizier” short Codes and procedures, retrieved from German Submarine U-Boat U-110 on 9th May 1941, which was…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…leading NIGHT FIGHTER crew, SQNs 1 ~ILTON41 Defiant, BEAUFIGHTER (141) MOSQUITO (157 & 488 NZ SQNS) bomber support, and later in the war protecting Coastal Command anti-submarine patrols, intruder patrols in support of Bomber Command combatting the German night fighters, and attacking the V1 flying bombs. Author of Night Flyer….

STEVENS, Steve (#193)

…flying INSTRUCTOR in South Africa flew BEAUFIGHTERS in 19 SQUADRON SAA under Lt Col DON TILLEY in the ANTI-SHIPPING and STRIKE roles from ITALY and over ADRIATIC, as part of the BALKAN AIR FORCE. Post-war he flew in the BERLIN AIRLIFT, here signing for the wider operations of the SOUTH…

PENTIN, Yuri (#119)

…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. Lieutenant from PERM in Urals. Fought, aged 17 to 19, with Anti-Aircraft ARTILLERY & 9th ARMY. For: SOVIET ARMY, USSR’s courage & sacrifice of 20 MILLION….

FOSTER, Bill (#265)

…Wessex HAA Regiment ROYAL ARTILLERY and the 214 SOUTHSEA BATTERY signs for the key role under threat of GERMAN INVASION of the HEAVY ANTI AIRCRAFT REGIMENTS. Surprisingly the roots of this unit when re-embodied in 1939 went back to 5 May, 1860 ‘when the Corps of Artillery Volunteers (Garrison) was…

OULTON, Wilfrid E (#70)

…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. (2 U Boats destroyed) Obituary in The Independent MiD*** Representing pre-War and WW2’s COASTAL COMMAND’s long RAF/RN ANTI-U BOAT JOINT BATTLE of ATLANTIC…

BUTLER, Ian B (#60)

…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. On 221, 38 & 252 Sqns, 247 Wg & 790TU. Representing BLENHEIM, WELLINGTON, BEAUFIGHTER ANTI-SHIPPING search/strike OPERATIONS in MEDITERRANEAN…

BRITTON, Arthur W (#305)

…the ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY and the MIDDLESEX Regiment, TERRITORIALS, the 8th PUNJAB REGIMENT, the CHIN HILLS and GURKHA Battalions and, through his wife and her wartime service, that of the Red Cross VOLUNTARY AID DETACHMENT nursing services. Arthur’s service before his teaching years afterwards demonstrates the width of his experience and…

LLOYD-OWEN, David (#273)

…Italian submarine; effect of losses to Long Range Desert Group; reorganisation in Syria. Aspects of operations commanding Long Range Desert Group in Italy and the Balkans, 1944-1945: adapting to non-desert conditions in Italy; problems of handling local population in Balkans; problem of political divisions; working with Albanian Partisans; character of…

COASTWATCHER (#249)

…and remembering the many Allied airmen and others they saved & returned by aircraft or submarine; also ALL the LOYAL OCCUPIED NATIVE PEOPLES and PACIFIC ISLANDERS and highlighting the FIJIAN troops & Commandos, who fought in the SOLOMONS, GUADALCANAL, NEW GEORGIA & VELLA LAVELLA, such as the outstanding gallantry &…

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…

CALDER, Benjamin J (#176)

…Registration, and the other 494 Port Bn. This showed and later Sgt Calder saw how just each essential element combined to form this massive logistic jigsaw ahead of D-DAY. His Bn’s four Companies assembled in Mumbles Park, with the smell of their anti-gas impregnation everywhere around them, to embark at…

CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

…peacetime CARRIER’S first role, with his returning on INDEFATIGABLE which was bringing the FAR EAST PRISONERS OF WAR back to UK, a mission that those on board would not forget, adding to an anti-climactic UK welcome home. 801 & 802 on OCEAN & SEA FURIES for the KOREAN WAR, then…

CUNNINGHAM, John (#50)

…altitudes, reducing the accuracy of their bombing and bringing them within range of anti-aircraft guns.” From 1972 he began to deliver Tridents, one by one, to Kwangchow. Part of the deal was that he had to do a test flight with a Chinese crew on each aircraft from Kwangchow to…

CAREY, Frank R (#27)

…wounded by an explosive bullet, then another Me 110 damaged his rudder; but he managed to return to Tangmere only to be fired at by its anti-aircraft guns. That he managed to land was, he said, “a great tribute to the Hurricane.” He had been in combat up to six…

KAGAN, Jack (#311)

…thought of selling Jewish lives to the Germans for a sack of potatoes”. He rejected an accusation that the Bielski detachment was involved in a massacre of Polish anti-Nazi resistance fighters by pro-Soviet partisans at Naliboki forest in eastern Poland on May 8, 1943, claiming that the Bielskis were stationed…

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