137 results found for: Java (Battle of)

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BROWN, William (#156)

…service and sacrifice of his own regiment, as well as Far East Prisoners of War (POWs) alongside other civilian victims of savage war, atrocities and repression, particularly in Asia beyond the Mukden Incident, Japanese Occupation of Manchuria, and First Battle of Shanghai Sep31-Mar32; also recalling all those who helped them…

GREENFIELD, Edith (#283)

Battle of the River SOMME. ‘Edie’ lived to 103 in what would become in the 1980’s England’s largest village and revealed that her mother never was the same after hearing this family’s tragic news. If the Great War was one of the two most tragic aspects of the 20th Century,…

COX, John W (#298)

…Cpl. John Sutherland of San Antonio, Texas, emerged as the Ace of the Marianas with 5 confirmed kills. The crew was awarded the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross and three battle stars. In addition to the adventures of the “Mary Ann” his book chronicles…

ELDER, Robert M (#299)

…“Black Panthers” equipped with Douglas Dauntless dive bombers, on carrier CV-3, the USS SARATOGA based in San Diego. For almost two years after Pearl Harbor, he flew numerous bombing missions firstly during the Battle of the CORAL SEA and later, during the Battle of MIDWAY with V13-3 flying off CV-5…

GIBBS, R Patrick M (#84)

…dedicated to the airborne torpedo as a weapon against shipping. Assigned to a headquarters staff job in Cairo, he fought an uphill battle against the powers that be to convince them of his beliefs. In due course, he not only changed tactics but also influenced strategic policy for attacks against…

7 September, 1940

…– were up there, engaged in a ferocious and lethally vicious dogfight, in the blue skies above Southern England. They made contrails so beautiful that artists like Paul Nash couldn’t resist painting them: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Britain_(painting)… I’m ‘live’ (or is it death?) tweeting this at @TheyWereThere1 on Twitter (but not at They…

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard (#31)

…he has maintained a record of outstanding personal achievement, placing himself invariably in the forefront of the battle….the careful planning, brilliant execution and contempt for danger has established for Wing Commander Cheshire a reputation second to none in Bomber Command.” In 1925, Leonard’s headmaster wrote on his school report that…

JOICE, Mary (#190)

…Chief of Staff of the German Army was seen as a potential President of Germany) and Col Graf Claus von STAUFFENBERG (who had lost his left eye and right arm in battle and from 1 Jul 1944 was Chief of Staff to the Chief of the German Army Reserve) and…

SUTTON, Thomas A (#308)

…sea trials. In battle obedience had to be immediate and instinctive – the naval system worked. “We were all allocated and my battle station was five decks down and I was actually in the cordite room – there were 40 Ib wads of cordite which you had to pick up…

GREGORY, WJ (#95)

…logged “a hell of a dogfight”. In a 25-minute battle, they destroyed one German aircraft – an Me 110 fighter – and drove off another. In March 1944, Gregory, by now highly experienced, joined the night operations staff at No 2 Group, 2nd Tactical Air Force (2nd TAF) headquarters, where…

WOOLNOUGH, James A (#230)

…with the 24th LANCERS, once only with a solitary tank; he recalls the action of Captain Hod THWAITES of 9th QUEEN’S ROYAL LANCERS & the citation for his Bar award to his MILITARY CROSS, their Battle round the River LAMONE, PIDEURA, and what turned out a rapid escalation of his…

HANCOCK, Margaret (#277)

…she was posted out to Japan at Iwakuni and Miho near Hiroshima, where she would meet and marry Sqn Ldr N W Pat Hancock DFC, then OC 11 Squadron with Spitfire FR18s at Miho. Pat started on the Fairey Battles of 266 Squadron, then with No.1(F) Sqn Hurricanes in France…

LISKUTIN, Miroslav A (#130)

…to Britain, where he lived for the rest of his life.” (Michael J Hawkins, Bratislava) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-45516556#:~:text=Winston%20Churchill%20described%20the%20Battle,they%20weren’t%20all%20British. THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940. Hurricane pilots of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron at Duxford, 7 September 1940. In the background is Hawker Hurricane Mk I P3143 ‘NN-D’. Copyright: © IWM CH 1299 Scenes from…

KENNEALLY, John Patrick (#275)

…its use. He continued to fight throughout the remainder of the day. His deeds proved a turning point in a desperate battle between veteran Afrika Korps troops and the Irish Guards, an action in which the latter took nearly 90 per cent casualties. His citation recorded that he had “influenced…

BEAMONT, Roland Prosper ‘Bee’ (#8)

…opening his account with a Dornier 17 bomber in May 1940, as France fell, Beamont remained with 87 squadron and fought throughout the Battle of Britain. On August 15 he shot down two Me 110 fighters over Lyme Regis. Battle of Britain by Paul Nash (1941) He recalled: “I was…

ROWLAND, John N (#243)

…DFC twice in three days in 1943; later, on completion of 50 bombing operations, he received the DSO. Rowland joined No 12 Squadron in June 1943 at the height of what became known as the Battle of the Ruhr – a sustained campaign against the huge industrial complexes in the…

MANDER, d’Arcy (#225)

…and thousands of other escapers, at appalling risk to their lives and property”; 24 Bns of the GREEN HOWARDS were raised in WW1 (56 Battle Honours. 7,500 KILLED & almost 24,000 wounded) and 1-2 Bns were raised in WW2,, awarded 25 BATTLE HONOURS,, 3 VCs, 19 DS0s, 50 MCs, 16…

ELLIOTT, George M (#222)

…the 5th Battle Squadron leader at JUTLAND,, survived torpedo from U-30 28Dec39, in the BATTLE of CAPE MATAPAN 28Mar41; bombed off Crete (2 x 5001b) she had needed repairs in Durban; George had later wartime service with 601 FLOTILLA, COMBINED OPERATIONS, mainly with LANDING CRAFT provision and subsequent repair procedures….

ALABASTER, RC (#57)

Wing Commander Cliff Alabaster Wing Commander Cliff Alabaster was an officer who guided missions against V1 bases and battle cruisers but fell prey to friendly fire over Dorset 12 May 2014 Obituary courtesy of The Daily Telegraph Wing Commander Cliff Alabaster Wing Commander Cliff Alabaster, who has died aged 95,…

Alan Pollock

…as ‘Battle of Britain Day‘) two of these men, the Australian Richard Reynell and the South African Caesar Hull, were killed in action. Van Den Hove was in turn lost a week later, on Battle of Britain Day itself, and David Gorrie the following April.   Aerial photograph of Tangmere…

Battle of Britain VC

…for which he was awarded Victoria Cross during Battle of Britain, 16/8/1940 REEL 1 Account of bailing out of aircraft after action for which he was awarded Victoria Cross during Battle of Britain, 16/8/1940: bailing out of aircraft; reaction to approach of German fighter; checking his wounds; landing in field….

BLYTH, Margaret (#64)

…Auxiliary Territorial Service. Margaret Blyth’s brother was Air Marshall Sir John Humphrey Edwardes-Jones, KCB, CBE, DFC, AFC, a senior Royal Air Force commander who conducted early testing of the Spitfire and during The Battle of Britain was a squadron commander. It was through his work as Aide-de-Camp to Sir John…

BEETHAM, Michael (#33)

…(bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. One of the few bomber pilots to survive the BATTLE of BERLIN, 50, 57 & 35 Sqns later 82 Recce & CO Valiant 214 Squadron & Chief of Air Staff….

ASHMORE, Edward (#268)

…GCB DSC RN was born in December, 1919 and his career is well covered in his book “The Battle and the Breeze”. He and his younger brother, Sir Peter, were sons of Vice Admiral L C Ashmore CB DSO. His war service on BIRMINGHAM, JUPITER and MIDDLETON developed into a…

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