72 results found for: Ceylon (Raid)

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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…

DONNET, Michel GL (#157)

…flew over their native Brussels next day in a flypast salute and dropping a Belgian tricolour over their capital.’ In March 1945, he also flew the escort for Operation Carthage, the Copenhagen Gestapo Raid (c.f. Signatory 10, Bridie Murphy).’ [ARP] Stampe aircraft in which Donnet & Divoy made their escape….

ROBERTS, David (#207)

Destroyed an enemy aircraft from the ground during one of the hardest days of the Battle of Britain Attack on Kenley by Barry Weekley (With thanks to and copyright of Barry Weekley, whose website is here) “During an air raid on RAF Kenley 18 Aug 1940, Aircraftman 2nd Class Roberts…

VRACIU, Alexander (#303)

…fighting in combat yourself that may have saved your life.” Vraciu learned well with O’Hare’s Fighting Squadron 6. Finally making it into combat at the end of August 1943 as part of a strafing raid on a Japanese base on Marcus Island, Vraciu earned his first aerial victory by shooting…

NORTH-LEWIS, CD (#286)

…with No.13 Sqn (including a diversionary attack during the first 1,000 BOMBER RAID) until June, 1942. He was then posted as “B” Flt Cdr to No. 26(AC) Squadron at GATWICK on TOMAHAWKS and the first MUSTANGS, mainly on FIGHTER RECONNAISSANCE and attacks on rail and road traffic in Northern France,…

GILLAM, Denys (#25)

“Gillam promptly shot it down. It was the fastest air victory of the war, and probably of all time” Fastest Victory by Robert Taylor Taking his Hurricane off from Speke, a raiding JU88 crossed the airfield in front of Denys Gillam, who promptly shot it down. It was the fastest…

HEARN, Avis J (#75)

…this into a single cabinet.” (Wikipedia)   ‘Hearn’s award came for her bravery during an air raid attack on Poling on August 18, 1940. Hearns later said: “We were bombed there. About 30 planes dropped about 90 bombs on us.” The building she was working in was close to collapse…

TUCK, RR Stanford (#9)

…occasional probing raid over Bristol. However, as RAF losses rose 92 were diverted to combat increasingly often. On the 18th of August Bob was shot down for the first time, baling out over Kent. A week later his Spitfire was seriously damaged in combat against a Do17 over the English…

WINSKILL, AL (#208)

…help replace losses before being transferred to 603 Squadron where he scored his first kill – an Me109 over Dungeness – less than two weeks later. This was quickly followed by a shared He111 and a pair of Fiat CR.42s on the 23rd of November during a rare raid on…

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…was surprised by the Japanese invasion in the winter of 1941/42. Off his own bat he dressed his staff and pupils in Australian bush hats and mounted a raid by river craft behind the Japanese lines, intended to lead them to think that the Australian army was already present in…

GODFREY, Douglas R (#153)

…over 40 and at times 50 in a week became achieved targets in an intensive 14 months. About 30 Lancasters flew over 100 operational raid sorties, two nearly 140, and, at overload with the ‘Grand Slam’ 22,0001b Earthquake Bielefeld Viaduct bomb, it was 33,000lb above its empty 37,0001b weight. Dougie,…

ANNAND, Richard W (#44)

…had to be evacuated. He was put aboard the first of two hospital ships. The second was bombed and sank. Annand was invested with the Victoria Cross by King George VI at Buckingham Palace on September 3 1940. Air raid warning sirens had been sounded shortly before the ceremony and…

NEIL, Thomas F (#102)

…and shared in the destruction of a second. Later in the day he destroyed two Bf 109s escorting a bomber force south-east of London. The Luftwaffe mounted one more major raid during September. On the 27th, in the Redhill area, Neil shot down a Messerschmitt Bf 110 and probably a…

GILLARD, George (#274)

…talks. In October 1941 he joined the BBC staff at Bristol, first as a talks assistant and then became a war correspondent with the Army’s Southern Command. He was the only BBC correspondent to cover the Dieppe Raid. When he went out to the Middle East as one of the…

JOICE, Mary (#190)

…in the Ju-87 raid on the airfield in the Battle of Britain 16 Aug 1940 – his German widow was so impressed with her welcome to Britain and tranquillity of this ancient Saxon church and cemetery, with German Luftwaffe and RAF aircrew lying peacefully so close to each other, that,…

WALTER, AE Mervyn (#232)

…for the WESTERN DESERT RAILWAY – his arrival via the HUMP into KUNMING AIRFIELD had to be by 1030hrs so that everyone could, as he had to, go underground for the daily JAPANESE AIR RAID at 1100hrs. Then, after negotiations, he went on by night flights to HONG KONG; returning…

CURRAN, Lady (#183)

…special POLISH verve and contribution in WW2. A Lancaster dropping chaff (the crescent-shaped white cloud on the left of the picture) over Essen during a thousand-bomber raid.   UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCES (USAAF) IN BRITAIN, 1942-1945: A Christmas lamp decorated with the insignia of the 55th Fighter Group, in…

British Army and Commonwealth & Allied Armies

…NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS for their service and sacrifice and for ALL other FAR EAST PRISONERS OF WAR, their dead BURMESE RAILWAY COMRADES and the CIVILIAN VICTIMS. #86 Michael C BURN Captain Michael ‘Micky’ C BURN MC (Alan’s elder brother) Indep Coy NORWAY & NO.2 COMMANDO OP. CHARIOT ST NAZAIRE RAID 28MAR42…

Civilians and War Production

…test pilot & BATTLE OF BRITAIN OC 213Sqn, Harold Blyth‘s widow. NAVAL INTELLIGENCE BLETCHLEY PARK & SIS #136 Nancy BUDGETT Nancy BUDGETT WOMEN’S WAR WORK; AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS WARDENS, CIVIL DEFENCE & Eric CLAXTON MBE’s RESCUE & CASUALTIES UNION training ST JOHN’s & RED CROSSProfessor Sir F Harry HINSLEY KBE…

Naval & Naval Air

…Cdr FRIGATES Representing RN RESERVE & CONVOY PROTECTION #280 David C BAGLEY Cdr David C BAGLEY DFC USNR Took park in key RAIDS on RABAUL JAP NEW GUINEA base near JAPANESE NAVY’s TRUK until 17Feb44, on to Guam, Saipan, Palau, Iwo Jima to bomb Japan. Representing PACIFIC US NAVAL WAR…

Alan Pollock

…V1 raids; Anderson and Morrison shelters; education; VE Day, 8/5/1945; Victory parades, 1946; question of re-establishing relationship with father and visit to him in Germany, 1946; parents’ strained marriage. REEL 2 Continues: education at St Paul’s School, West Kensington, 1947-1953; boxing activities; training with Combined Cadet Force and Air Cadets;…

Background

…resistance, are equally distinguished. Along the way, Alan made sure to add the less glamorous – but equally important – players in the extraordinary and historic drama of the Second World War: the Shadwell fireman, a WW1 veteran policeman and Air Raid Warden, widows, ground crew… Unsung heroes whose service,…

War Widows & Family Losses

…Officer Ronald G DAWSON [KIA 21Mar45] on COPENHAGEN GESTAPO HQ RAID #1 Muriel NICOLSON Mrs Muriel NICOLSON++ WAR WIDOW of Wing Commander James NICOLSON VC DFC (the only RAF Fighter VC: 72 & 249 Squadrons, TURBINLITE, OC 27 Squadron BEAUFIGHTER operations over BURMA, (killed 2May45) ditched 355 Sqn Liberator. Representing…

Battle of Britain

…Harry Broadhurst ~ #109 Irving S SMITH Group Captain Irving S ‘Black’ SMITH CBE DFC* RNZAF 151& 487 Sqns, HURRICANE & DEFIANT (8+ e/a) led 487 Sqn MOSQUITO raid on AMIENS Gestapo Prison 18Feb44 (OPERATION JERICHO) and on Vincey #12 Peter W TOWNSEND Group Captain Peter W TOWNSEND CVO DSO…

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