72 results found for: Ceylon (Raid)

Search results for: Ceylon (Raid)

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BROADHURST, Harry (#22)

…village of Kulala during a raid by ‘A’ Flight, No. 60 Squadron RAF. © IWM HU 91196 T E Lawrence [‘Lawrence of Arabia’, who had changed his name to ‘Aircraftman T E Shaw’ at this point in his life] on the aerodrome at Miranshah Fort in Waziristan, India (on 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…

MACLENNAN, Ian R (#128)

…Spitfires landed at Ta Kali airfield; within minutes, they were airborne with Malta-based pilots to repel a large raid by Luftwaffe bombers. Before arriving in Malta, MacLennan had not fired his guns in anger – but he had figured out the grim business of shooting down the enemy: “I’d shot…

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…‘Johnny’ D FROST on BRUNEVAL RAID (Operation Biting), the PARAS’ first Battle Honour, to dismantle & retrieve this German radar. Representing GROUND RADAR #298 John W COX Captain John W COX USAAF B-29 SUPERFORTRESS Airplane Cdr for US MARINES taking TINIAN & SAIPAN + TOKYO B-29 RAIDS, crew Plt C…

MAYBANK, John W (#242)

…NEW ZEALAND and COMMONWEALTH contribution to the ROYAL NAVY, here a “Hostilities Only” pilot on CORSAIRS, who joined the BRITISH PACIFIC FLEET after converting on to CORSAIRS in CEYLON, firstly in 1830 SOUADRON. John particularly remembered a strike against an island radar base off FORMOSA and how useful the mix…

WOOLLETT, John C (#245)

…MA CEng FICE CORPS of ROYAL ENGINEERS: served in 1 Section 23 FIELD COMPANY R.E., in 1 TROOP 6 COMMANDO, and took part in the early, successful COMBINED OPERATIONS RAID on VAAGSO & Maaloy in NORWAY 27 Dec 1941 (after Blenheims bombed the nearby German airfield at Herdla) wrecking oil…

BLAKESLEE, Donald J M (#294)

…“learn how to fly them on the way to the target”. The P-51 Mustang was originally produced for the Royal Airforce by an American company, but was quickly adopted the USAAF. In March 1944 Blakeslee led the first Mustangs over Berlin, escorting a daylight-bombing raid. In just four months his…

BUDGETT, Nancy (#136)

Alan Pollock’s Rough Notes: A work in progress – the fuller biographies 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. WOMEN’S WAR WORK; AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS WARDENS,…

GOING, GRM (#82)

Alan Pollock’s Rough Notes: A work in progress – the fuller biographies 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. RN AVIATION, HMS ILLUSTRIOUS, TARANTO RAID 11Nov4O,…

COX, Charles (#80)

…page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. RAF, flew and parachuted with 43 and Major General John ‘Johnny’ D FROST on BRUNEVAL RAID (Operation Biting), the PARAS’ first Battle Honour, to dismantle & retrieve this German radar. Representing GROUND RADAR…

WORSFOLD, Jack (#40)

…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. Sole miraculous survivor when he fell without a parachute in entire shot away tail section after the MAILLY RAID. For: RAF LANCASTER REAR GUNNERS & CREWS….

RODLEY, EE (#96)

Alan Pollock’s Rough Notes: A work in progress – the fuller biographies 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. PATHFINDER & OC 97, AUGSBURG RAID; +…

MURRAY, Bridie (#10)

…know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. AIR MINISTRY & WAR WIDOW. In memory of her husband, MOSQUITO observer Flying Officer Fergus Murray DFC (23 & 464 Sqns) & her brother, RAAF pilot Flying Officer Ronald G DAWSON [KIA 21Mar45] on COPENHAGEN GESTAPO HQ RAID….

DAVID, W Dennis (#18)

…At 23, he became a wing commander. In the New Year of 1943, following a brief spell commanding No 89 Squadron in the Western Desert, flying Beaufighters, he was posted to Ceylon. He was then promoted group captain and went to the Arakan front in Burma as air adviser to…

FRASER-HARRIS, Alexander B (#218)

…COMMANDER FLYING i/c OPERATIONAL TRAINING in SOUTH AFRICA, so useful + CEYLON for many NAVAL FIGHTER PILOTS destined for the PACIFIC FLEET, who were to fight so gallantly from our AIRCRAFT CARRIERS PACIFIC FINALE To quote another FAA signatory about 1945: “84,000 officers and men of the Fleet Air Arm…

ROBINSON, Albert (#261)

…& US towns and villages -4×4 inch, 2 x 0.5 inch and ‘2 x 21 inch tripled torpedo tubes but armament had to be changed – CAMPBELTOWN of ST NAZAIRE RAID was of this type) , the 1,060 ton HMS NEWPORT, one of the 50 US destroyers). Naval Party 645…

COX, John W (#298)

…Commander for the B-29 SUPERFORTRESS Bombing RAIDS on TOKYO and Japan from TINIAN and his fellow crew members Chester Marshall, pilot, Jim O’Donnel, navigator, Herbert Feldman, bombardier, and John Huckins, flight engineer, who in turn pay great tribute to the US Marines and their epic struggle to take Saipan and…

ELKINGTON, JFD (#16)

…fellow pilots took off from Argus and landed at Vaenga. Additional Hurricanes were shipped in crates and assembled on arrival in Russia. The primary role of the Hurricane pilots was to escort Soviet bombers on raids over Finnmark in north-eastern Norway and also to defend the Russian airfields. On October…

DRAKE, Billy (#168)

…Squadron, flying out of Tangmere. On October 10 he probably shot down a Bf 109 before heading to Gravesend to join a reconnaissance flight whose job was to fly over the English Channel looking for incoming German raids. Flying a Spitfire, he shared in the destruction of a bomber and…

CROSLEY, R Michael (#234)

…and his RN Service started on 21 Course at HMS ST VINCENT on the actual day of the TARANTO RAID, 11Nov40… Taranto, Italy. 1940-11. Aerial view showing aftermath of action against the Italian Fleet in Taranto harbour. Note the two damaged cruisers in the inner harbour. …then 24 EFTS at…

DEERE, Alan C (#49)

…Battle of Britain, 1940: convoy patrols; German tactics and increasing intensity of air raids; importance of preservation of RAF reserve and radar; German Air Force raid on RAF Hornchurch, 31/7/1940; shortage of and inexperienced pilots; tactics employed by squadron; sight of large German Air Force formations; estimates of Messerschmitt Me…

BRISTOW, Conrad Phillip (#250)

…the Battle of Jutland (Flt Lt RUTLAND & Asst Paymaster TREWIN Observer praised highly by BEATTY, May16) and in the Dardanelles Campaign had been. the first aircraft ever to sink an enemy ship bv using a torpedo; Philip during WW2 was in FACTORY PRODUCTION & SENIOR AIR RAID & CIVIL…

DAVIES, Jeff (#213)

…then LECCE, onwards via BARI, where he saw, 2 Dec 1943 at 1935hrs, the German Raid on BARI HARBOUR & AMMO SHIPS, first SS John L Motley, going up, then John Harvey & its mustard gas, the worst devastation he ever saw, although bombed & V-bombed later; 3232 embarked TARANTO…

COOPER, JM (#220)

…aircraft at TAMET & Bill FRASER’S success against 37 CR42s on his return to AGEDABIA, deep behind the lines, often using synchronised bombing raids as cover; also on the audacious, abortive BENGHAZI RAID with the David STIRLING & Fitzroy MACLEAN party May42 & escaped the Germans (after being woken looking…

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