39 results found for: Poland (Resistance)

Search results for: Poland (Resistance)

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BETHGE, Dietrich (#290)

…the renowned German theologian Dietrich BONHOEFFER, was chosen to represent the opposition and GERMAN RESISTANCE MOVEMENTS against Nazism, which too often would be forgotten during and after the war. Post-war many Christians have been engaged in the process of re-examining the role of the Church in Germany during the Nazi…

HOLLEMAN, Henk J (#71)

…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. BOSTONS & MITCHELLS Representing Royal NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE and OUR EUROPEAN ALLIES in AIR, LAND, NAVAL and RESISTANCE OPERATIONS….

KELLETT, Ronald G (#29)

…in occupied Poland, smuggled to Britain, and a coded message relayed back to let the women who had made the Battle Colours that they had been awarded. ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1939-1941. (C 439) Wing Commander Richard Kellett, Commanding Officer of No. 149 Squadron RAF, seated at his desk…

LISKUTIN, Miroslav A (#130)

…escaped through Poland, from where he travelled to France. There, he spent some time with the French Foreign Legion, serving in both North Africa and France itself. Again, he had to flee the Nazis, when they invaded France. He escaped to England in a Polish coal ship with 500 others,…

CASEMORE, Jack (#226)

…returned weighing five and half stone from POW Camp in POLAND. Jack trained on CUMBERLAND, began war service on FORFAR, ARMED MERCHANT CRUISER on CONTRABAND CONTROL; remembering well the RAWALPINDI Incident to the north of them & going to “Action Stations”, getting good advice from a Gunlayer next to him…

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…

MOLINARI, Mario (#217)

…he had been trained in demolition & been with the Engineers. His wife’s ZUCCOLINI family also helped in the RESISTANCE, being formally thanked for SHELTERING escaped ALLIED PRISONERS and acting in support of US 5th & BRITISH 8th ARMIES ;as from other witnesses, it was the less urban, often poor,…

ISON, Paul E (#291)

…Kunishi Ridge. Marine tank-infantry teams adopted a technique called “processing” to destroy Japanese positions with flame and demolitions. Finally, organized resistance ended on 21 June when the last Japanese defences were breached. By now, many of the Old Breed’s battalions had been reduced to nothing more than small rifle companies.”…

CURTIS, Lettice (#77)

…the women’s section of the ATA. The idea of women flying planes had met with great resistance, best exemplified by the following quote: “The menace,” the editor of the Aeroplane, CG Grey, had written, “is the woman who thinks she ought to be flying a high-speed bomber when she really…

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…

British Army and Commonwealth & Allied Armies

…Q’s Own ROYAL WEST KENT Reg’t’1940 FRANCE& DUNKIRK W.DESERT & BURMA key role at KOHIMA. #195 John DAW Major John DAW BEM ROYAL CORPS of SIGNALS, by 1945 165.000 strong (9% ATS); war service POLAND Sep39 (+ Gen. Carton de Wiart VC DS0 as German invasion), FRANCE, 9th LANCERS N…

Background

…– in what he sometimes calls ‘slow time’ – over severaldecades. Building on a core of Battle of Britain legends and flying aces – including five of the seven British advisors to the 1969 film ‘Battle of Britain’ – he worked hard to find similar Army, Navy, Civilian and Resistance

Royal Air Force and Commonwealth & Allied Airforces

…Nos 76, 49, 161 & 357 for BOMBER & SPECIAL DUTY SQNS (OC after W/C Freddie PICKARD), the FRENCH RESISTANCE & SOE “set Europe ablaze” #191 Paul HOLDER Air Marshal Sir Paul HOLDER KBE CB DSO DFC On 218 SQN WELLINGTONS after 57, 108 & 84 SQNS, flew AOC 3…

Civilians and War Production

…invented chaff, worked on proximity fuse and ATOMIC BOMB. Married 1940 [No. 182: Sir Samuel Curran, q.v.]. Many talented WOMEN att TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT MALVERN, AIRBORNE RADAR + ‘WINDOW’ COUNTERMEASURES – admired POLAND’s contribution. #182 Samuel CURRAN Sir Samuel CURRAN FRS FRSE DSc MA BSc PhD Worked in the war…

Naval & Naval Air

…WARSHIPS, 10 MTBs & MGBs. Was at NARVIK, GUNNERY on HMS ‘KING GEORGE V’ & SINKING OF BISMARCK 27/28May41; MGBs, DESTROYER & ANZIO. Later represented all Polish war veterans in Britain. Representing POLAND (UK’s staunch ally lost almost 6 million, one sixth of her population – second only to Belarus’s…

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