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

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BEAMONT, Roland Prosper ‘Bee’ (#8)

…was chief test pilot of the ill-fated British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) TSR2 supersonic bomber-reconnaissance programme until the aircraft’s abrupt and brutal cancellation by the government. Later Beamont directed British Aerospace and Panavia international flight operations of the multi-role combat Tornado until its introduction to RAF and other NATO operational squadrons….

CUNNINGHAM, John (#50)

…to become airborne; there were no casualties, but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Although the pilot was wrongly blamed, Cunningham was not satisfied. But his exhaustive take-off tests proved fruitless; and the accident was repeated the following March when a Canadian Pacific Airlines Comet was destroyed at Karachi. In…

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 Itching to fly again, Dunn started training for Mosquito “Pathfinder” Operations, but was withdrawn because of his staff commitments.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…

LOTT, C George (#11)

…1 Owner/operator: 43 (China-British) Squadron Royal Air Force (43 (China-British) Sqn RAF) Registration: P3464 C/n / msn: FT-A Fatalities: Fatalities: / Occupants: 1 Other fatalities: Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair) Location: 3 miles from RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex – United Kingdom Phase: Landing Nature: Military Departure airport:…

MAHADDIE, TG (#92)

…campaign. REEL 2 Continues: Recollections of operations as pilot with 7 Sqdn, Pathfinders Force in GB, 8/1942-2/1943: state of Bomber Command when Air Marshal Arthur Harris took over, 2/1942; frustrations amongst experienced aircrew; decision to launch first 1000 bomber raid, 5/1942; growth of Bomber Command, 1942-1945; start of Pathfinder Force;…

GREGORY, WJ (#95)

…truanting again from the operations room – had just taken part in the destruction of a Fw 190 fighter off the Danish coast when an Me 109 fighter struck. Short of fuel, and further damaged by anti-aircraft fire, Braham coaxed the stricken aircraft towards home until he had to ditch…

LISKUTIN, Miroslav A (#130)

…August 23, 1919, in Jirikovice in Czechoslovakia. After completing an engineering apprenticeship he applied to join the Czechoslovak Air Force and trained as a pilot with the 2nd Air Regiment. ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND, 1939-1945. (C 3193) Stills from camera gun footage taken from a Supermarine Spitfire Mark V…

ALABASTER, RC (#57)

…to the Vickers VC10, the aircraft he was still flying in 1973 as a route check captain when he retired from BOAC. Alabaster worked for British Caledonian Airways as Flight Safety Advisor before joining Gulf Air in Bahrain flying ex-BOAC VC10s until 1978. Following his final retirement he became treasurer…

STORK, J Royden (#301)

…prosecution case for those captured by the Japanese, three being sentenced to death. No aircraft were shot down and all were destroyed mostly landing on small unsuitable airfields for these bombers, with the prisoners, when shown, allowing false propaganda that all the aircraft had been shot down. There can be…

British Army and Commonwealth & Allied Armies

…~[ULTRA use] & 12 Jul 1943 Battle of Kursk #113 Alastair S PEARSON Brigadier Alastair S ‘Jock’ PEARSON CB DSO*** OBE MC TD DL ‘One of the most highly regarded soldiers of the Parachute Regiment and British Army’. For: TERRITORIALS, 6Bn HIGHLAND Lt Infy, 1st ARMY, 1PARA & PARA BDE…

SISMORE, Edward ‘Ted’ Barnes ‘Daisy’ (#79)

…several times bigger than a present-day mobile phone, a ruler, a map, dividers, and a mental picture in his head of landmarks as seen from a Mosquito aircraft flying at wave-top and then tree-top height to avoid detection. The aircraft was in constant danger not only from anti-aircraft fire but…

KELLETT, Ronald G (#29)

Airman lying on a bed is Flying Officer Eugeniusz Horbaczewski. Note the board with names of fliers assigned to specific Squadron flights and aircraft. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235068 He was rested from operations at the end of 1942. With a tally of kills for the war at 5…

FRASER, Ian E (#67)

…German Air Force dive bombing attacks; condition of evacuated troops. Aspects of operations as officer aboard HMS Malcolm, Western Approaches Escort Force and 8th Escort Group in North Sea and Atlantic, 1940-1941: attacks on German coastal convoys, 1940; transfer to Atlantic convoy escort duties; discovery of wreckage from HMS Hood…

REID, William I (#61)

…course for home. Semi-conscious at times, freezing cold because of his broken windscreen, and half blinded by blood from a head wound which kept streaming into his eyes, Reid, assisted by flight engineer Norris, somehow kept the plane in the air despite heavy anti-aircraft fire over the Dutch coast and…

FENNESSY, Edward (#54)

…Grid) ground stations to provide accurate offensive air navigation for Bomber Command and Coastal Command. In late 1943, on his own initiative, he prepared a master plan for navigation and pathfinding systems to support a possible Normandy landing; but the Air Ministry reacted with horror when he presented his scheme,…

MAYBANK, John W (#242)

…this was the importance of the SAKISHIMA GUNTO and FORMOSA STRIKES, with inevitably high losses on the COUNTER AIR against high value Japanese airfields and other targets. 1830 would form up after leaving the Carrier and found “four aircraft” strikes best, often attacking out of the sun in wide spread…

DONNET, Michel GL (#157)

…three months, the…men cycled 20 miles at night to the hangar, replacing missing parts and manufacturing others before refitting them to the aircraft under the noses of the Germans. They also managed to acquire enough fuel for the aircraft by purchasing it on the black market from a Luftwaffe mechanic….

ELKINGTON, JFD (#16)

…late November, the Soviet Air Force took over the planes. During five weeks of operations, 151 Wing claimed 16 victories, four probably destroyed and seven aircraft damaged, for the loss of one RAF pilot. Four pilots were awarded the Soviet Union’s highest decoration, the Order of Lenin. In 2014, the…

GALBRAITH, William P (#297)

…all time attempting to end the war early by dropping Allied troops behind enemy lines into the Netherlands. The 101st Airborne Division was attached to the First British Airborne Division as also was the 82nd Airborne Division and the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade. in the FIRST ALLIED AIRBORNE ARMY….

BABINGTON-SMITH, Constance (#180)

…reduced the damage done to Britain by Germany’s new airborne weapons. She was working as a photographic interpreter in the Allied Photographic Intelligence Unit, and in April 1943 had been briefed by the Air Ministry to be on the look-out for a long-range gun, remotely controlled rocket aircraft and “some…

BRYAN, Wendy (#6)

…before the end of his tour, the aircraft carrying Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, to Kenya en route to England was due to land at Plaisance Airport, on Mauritius, for an hour to refuel. In the event, it made an emergency landing with one engine on fire and Bryan had…

BRITTON, Arthur W (#305)

airfields were being used, often by Dakotas and L-5 Stinson Sentinel light liaison aircraft for a whole variety of supply and casualty evacuation roles, the latter “being able to land on the width of a cricket pitch”.and with its “fuselage opening up like a violin case”, with occasional visiting Lysanders,…

GIBBS, R Patrick M (#84)

…as a replacement flight commander. He led his first attack on June 4 when his was the only aircraft in the formation successfully to reach the target. Against heavy anti-aircraft fire he released his torpedo from 50ft and hit the 6,847-ton Italian merchantman Reginaldo Trieste, which sank after the destroyer…

GUERITZ, Edward Finlay (#212)

…ship past; returned via GIB on Cruiser LONDON but, as Bismarck was out, they swung out westwards. caught two German Supply Ships & sailed back via Freetown and through GIBRALTAR again with prisoners; in UK, deep specialisation followed, with two 18 month tours in COMBINED OPERATIONS (his INDIAN ARMY brother…

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