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

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WIREMU, Hemi (#210)

…officer (NCO). HQ Company was made up of six specialist platoons: signals, anti-aircraft, mortars, Bren Gun Carriers, pioneers and transport. Reinforcements The main body of the Māori Battalion left New Zealand as part of 2NZEF’s 2nd Echelon in May 1940. To maintain its strength throughout the war, especially when heavy…

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard (#31)

…a holed and burning Whitley. Thereafter his operational record went from strength to strength. He demonstrated unique qualities of stamina, survival, expertise and leadership. He needed not only these but also luck, as he was the first to admit, constantly surviving the most intense anti-aircraft and fighter opposition over the…

HOLDER, Paul (#191)

…The Wellington had forced-landed after being hit by anti-aircraft fire while on a bombing run over the Iraqi positions. The recovery of the Wellington, which was carrying a full bomb load, had to be abandoned when the aircraft and tractor were hit by artillery and machine-gun fire. Reinforced by a…

ROBERTS, David (#207)

…employed on the PAC unit on the Station’s northern boundary. 3 Dornier bombers headed towards his position and when they came into range he launched a line of 9 rockets. A new anti-aircraft weapon at the time, the Luftwaffe pilots struggled to combat its effectiveness. Roberts actions and leadership accounted…

GUERITZ, Edward Finlay (#212)

…mobile ANTI TANK BATTERY (with scavenged old naval guns, to illustrate the denuding of gunpower. after DUNKIRK) in Lincolnshire for the NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS, then for lst GUARDS BRIGADE, later on, being switched to the RLYMOUTH-REACH Bn, as Infantry with the ROYAL MARINES after the INVASION EMERGENCY receded, he joined the…

JONES, Don (#267)

…tactics. The Hurricanes had quite high losses practising and perfecting the ideal anti tank profiles to suit the killing potential of the 40mm guns, particularly in the run up to and after El ALAMEIN. 24 October, 1942 was their most successful day, when 6 Squadron was credited with knocking out…

MACKINTOSH, Robert (#203)

…for Burma, switched to MIDEAST threat) in 152 BRIGADE with some 2nd Bn CAMERONs (F.M.Auchinleck “Their name had become a legend”) & 5th & 2nd SEAFORTHS; fought at EL ALAMEIN with 2 PDR in ANTI-TANK SUPPORT & then 1,500 miles westwards, via the BATTLES of MARETH LINE, WADI AKARIT etc…

FRASER-HARRIS, Alexander B (#218)

…While strafing the airfield at Tararoui, however, Fraser-Harris was hit by anti-aircraft fire, and forced to land in the desert. He was betrayed by tribesmen and taken prisoner by Vichy French for five days until rescued by American troops who had captured Oran. French hospitality was not, Fraser-Harris recalled, as…

STRONG, Albert (#231)

…his large RED CROSS displayed. His Father, ALBERT, in WW1 trenches, also was with the then ARMY SERVICE CORPS, with special skills breaking in and working their horses, and later with a ROYAL ARTILLERY HEAVY ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY in kWZ – in early 1940, illustrating Britain’s dire shortage of guns…

WATKINS, Tasker (#256)

…of the Welch, Lieutenant Watkins found himself the only officer left, and put himself at the head of his men. Although subjected to short-range German fire, he charged two enemy posts in turn, killing or wounding the occupants with his Sten gun. On reaching his objective he found an anti-tank…

DALTON-MORGAN, Thomas F (#306)

…painting, numerous barrage balloons are shown floating above the trees. Operated by RAF Balloon Command, barrage balloons were used to protect cities from air attack. They forced German aircraft to operate at higher altitudes, reducing the accuracy of their bombing and bringing them within range of anti-aircraft guns.” He quickly…

KENNEALLY, John Patrick (#275)

…was posted to an anti-aircraft battery in Dollis Hill, north London, but this he found insufficiently exciting. Early in 1941 he fell in with some Irish labourers who persuaded him to desert and accompany them to Glasgow. They gave him an identity card bearing the name of John Patrick Kenneally,…

GIBSON, John AA (#197)

…month later. The aircraft is piloted by William “Bill” Humble, who normally did not wear a helmet. On March 29 1945, while covering the Rhine crossings, he was shot down by anti-aircraft fire and was wounded in the shoulder during a forced landing. When he had recovered, he served briefly…

GILLAM, Denys (#25)

anti-aircraft fire from Royal Navy warships in English Channel. Recollections of operations as pilot with 616 Sqdn, No 12 Group, Fighter Command, RAF during Battle of Britain, 8/1940-9/1940: posting to RAF Kenley, 8/1940; reasons for squadron casualties; handling inexperienced pilots; performance between Supermarine Spitfire Mk II and Messerschmitt Me 109;…

LOATS, Norman (#300)

…6. We departed San Diego on 8 September for brief training in the Hawaiian Islands before proceeding to support the occupation of Japan. Puget Sound entered Tokyo Bay on 14 October 1945. Her aircraft joined in the show of strength and conducted anti-mining patrols in support of the landings of…

TAIT, James B (#66)

…and he was awarded a DSO. Tait joined the RAF’s first Halifax bomber squadron, No 35, and on June 30 led a daring daylight raid on Kiel by three aircraft. Despite intense anti-aircraft fire, bombs were dropped on the target. He was awarded a Bar to his DSO for his…

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…

MUNRO, John (#201)

…wartime TELEGRAPHIST AIR GUNNER of 816 & 845 SQNs to represent all the RN “TAGs”, especially those flying in the primitive but remarkably effective Swordfish “Stringbags”, the (only British pre-war operational aircraft to finish WW2 still operational & the same aircraft), here on convoy protection & anti E-boats; also for…

DAUNCEY, Michael DK (#110)

…the lunatic asylum, who came out wearing nightshirts and shouting: “Hello Tommy!” ‘Parachutes open overhead as waves of paratroops land in Holland during operations by the 1st Allied Airborne Army. September 1944 On arrival at Oosterbeek, they came under fire from enemy 88 mm anti-tank guns. Dauncey led a fighting…

DUDGEON, AG (#187)

Air Vice-Marshal Tony Dudgeon played a key role in a little-known, but crucial, air campaign that prevented the Germans gaining access to the Iraqi oil fields and a possible offensive from the east against the undefended Suez Canal. When the rabidly anti-British and pro-Axis Rashid Ali el Ghailani seized power…

EVANS, David (#106)

…After flying Spitfires in the Middle East, Evans joined No 137 Squadron to fly Typhoons from an advanced airfield in Holland. In March and April 1945 he attacked railways and road transports with rockets. Anti-aircraft fire was still intense and casualties were high. Shortly after his squadron arrived at Lüneburg…

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…that threatened India; but the fire went out of it when Wingate was killed in an air crash, and Calvert found himself under the orders of the American General Stilwell – passionately anti-British – and forced to fight a conventional war for which his men were neither equipped nor trained….

KILMARTIN, JI (#35)

…a great hole in the Allied lines. French and RAF bombers were thrown in here in a desperate attempt to stop the rot, but huge losses were suffered to Luftwaffe fighters and flak (anti-aircraft fire). Fierce fighting Fierce fighting It was on 14 May that 1 Squadron lost two of…

HEARN, Avis J (#75)

…box covering the CRT is also a later addition, a simple anti-jamming system. The Germans could jam the CH stations by broadcasting false echoes when they received a pulse from the CH station. These false signals were only partially synchronized, deliberately, so they jumped around the display and cluttered it…

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