158 results found for: Philippine Sea (Battle of)

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BIRD-WILSON, Harold A C ‘Birdie’ (#32)

“Flames came into the cockpit, the hood perspex was all gone. I pulled the hood back and leaped out.” Harold ‘Birdie’ Bird-Wilson ‘AIR VICE-MARSHAL “BIRDIE” BIRD-WILSON overcame terrible burns from an air crash to take part with great distinction in the Battle of Britain; after shooting down six enemy aircraft…

DAUNCEY, Michael DK (#110)

“That summer, he returned to Fairford to inquire after the six subaltern friends with whom he had shared a Nissen hut for a year before he became a prisoner. He was the only one still alive.” “Brigadier Mike Dauncey, who has died aged 97, won a DSO at the Battle

BRYAN, Wendy (#6)

Mrs Wendy BRYAN (née HULL) . Wife of COMMANDO Captain Gerald BRYAN CMG CVO OBE MC (BATTLE of LITANI RIVER). In memory of her two RHODESIA & SOUTH AFRICA brothers killed, Robin (ARMY) & Squadron Leader Caesar HULL DFC BATTLE OF BRITAIN, OC: 43(F) HURRICANE Squadron & 263 GLADIATOR Squadron…

Background

…first Squadron, and Battle of Britain Day was born. We are also releasing the first of a series of small service-focussed Editions, a special “Battle of Britain 80 Edition” of 12 originals, to honour, commemorate, and pay tribute on the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain Memorial Day, 15th…

GRANDY, John (#2)

“Marshal of the RAF Sir John Grandy, who died on Friday aged 90, was the only Chief of the Air Staff to have commanded a fighter squadron throughout the Battle of Britain. But as Chief, he was fated to preside over some of the most difficult transitions of the post-war…

MacLENNAN, Roddie (#184)

…Hawkins) including MacLENNAN saved the precious cargo of the crippled petroleum tanker SS “SAN DEMETRIO”. First hit at the bows and waterline and with a direct hit on the wireless room, the SAN DEMETRIO was rapidly set ablaze by the Scheer and with some difficulty in rough seas, her crew…

BRISTOW, Conrad Phillip (#250)

Pilot Lieutenant Conrad Philip BRISTOW for the ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE then Flight Lieutenant as ROYAL AIR FORCE formed on 1 Apr 1918: Philip flew the SHORT 184 for 2 years on ANTI-SUBMARINE PATROL and NAVAL RECONNAISSANCE, mainly from Eastgate. These RN seaplanes (over 900 completed for RNAS – Span…

WILMOT, Allan C (#224)

‘They learned that you don’t mess with West Indians’ 16,000 volunteers came from the Caribbean in the Second World War, “bringing the fight to the enemy”. (See this sequence, from 53m45s, on an Antiques Roadshow Special Edition about ‘The Battle of Britain’ from Biggin Hill, with Mark Smith of Barbed…

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…

WINSKILL, AL (#208)

…with 72 and 603 Sqdns, No 11 Group, Fighter Command, RAF in GB, 10/1940-12/1940 including Battle of Britain; served with 41 Sqdn, No 11 Group, Fighter Command, RAF in GB, 1/1941-8/1941; evaded capture in France and escaped to GB, 8/1941-12/1941; commanded 165 Sqdn, No 11 Group, Fighter Command, RAF in…

GIBSON, John AA (#197)

“One of the RAF’s highest scoring aces, who twice baled out of a blazing aircraft during the Battle of Britain” “SQUADRON Leader Johnny Gibson, who has died aged 83, twice baled out of a blazing Hurricane fighter during the Battle of Britain and survived to become one of the RAF’s…

LOCKWOOD, Geoffrey (#194)

…ROYAL AIR FORCE’s MARINE CRAFT and AIR SEA RESCUE SERVICE which saved many Allied lives during its wartime service including D-Day, the morale effect of SAVING DITCHED AIRCREW returning from raids was considerable; to quote two of Geoffrey’s many sea rescues:- he saved Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt T H DAVIS &…

Naval & Naval Air

…Norman LOATS USN 6 Battle Stars US NAVY survivor, for VC-10 Sqn at PELELIU in USS GAMBIER BAY CARRIER after Battles 1st PHILIPPINE SEA to Marianas, GUAM, of its sinking & LEYTE GULF protected US invasion [cf. Edwin P. Hoyt’s “The Men of Gambier Bay”] #141 Hugh Stirling MACKENZIE Vice-Admiral…

OKOLOW-ZUBKOWSKI, Konstanty (#178)

…service at sea included active service in NARVIK, NORWAY and then GUNNERY with the crew of battleship HMS “KING GEORGE V” (one of four 1936 programme battleships, inc. Duke of York, Anson & Howe, reverting to 14 inch guns (ten) and the new 5.25″ high angle/low angle AA guns in…

ALLINSON, Lawrence (#244)

…standards – most workers then had high status if they “worked in ‘ Vickers”. Larry had 51 years with VICKERS ARMSTRONG SHIPBUILDERS at the BARROW on Furness SHIPYARD and represents the massive importance of WARSHIP BUILDING in our national SEA POWER; the father and son worked on many famous WARSHIPS,…

CASEMORE, Jack (#226)

…by his P.O. father (2lyrs (98-19) service inc. BATTLE of JUTLAND as a TORPEDOMAN GUNNER on DESTROYER TERMAGANT) after the RN moderniser Admiral Jacky FISHER; his sister, Betty, was a WAAF PARACHUTE PACKER in East Anglia, brother-in-law. Arthur EAMES, ROYAL WEST KENT REGT taken POW for 5yrs at St VALERY,…

PIPER, AH (#5)

…back to the Channel. Peter fired over 450 rounds until low cloud and sea mist enabled the Blenheim to shake off the fighters. Instructing with No.1651 Con Unit. No. 218 (Gold Coast) Squadron ‘In-Time’ (Forgotten Airfields) In further action when on Escort Convoy Duty on August 21 the squadron attacked…

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,…

EADON, Stuart (#248)

…memories were of action stations on the RUSSIAN CONVOY protection up out of SCAPA, West of ICELAND & through the DENMARK STRAIT into the GREENLAND SEA, serving in CRUISER HMS BERWICK (complement c.700) in NORTHERN WATERS from 30 Jun 1942 and then in the AIRCRAFT CARR.IERS ILLUSTRIOUS, FORMIDABLE, and INDEFATIGABLE;…

CREW, Edward D (#114)

…Crew arrived back at base with the Dornier’s trailing aerial wrapped around his Beaufighter’s starboard propeller. Crew’s second encounter developed into a long, drawn-out chase as he stalked the Dornier well out to sea off the Isle of Wight. As the enemy pilot twisted and turned to evade his pursuer,…

MACLENNAN, Ian R (#128)

“Ian Maclennan is one of those men who make Canada tick” Photo by Chris Sant Fournier (Times of Malta) “Flight Lieutenant Ian MacLennan…was one of the last surviving fighter “aces” who engaged in fierce air battles during the Siege of Malta to secure the island’s survival. Malta George Cross by…

BURN, Michael C (#86)

…biggest German battleship, Tirpitz – was characterised by Burn’s commanding officer as “the sauciest job since Drake”. St Nazaire: HMS Campbelltown resting on the wall it would soon destroy The mission – to deny its use to the biggest German battleship, Tirpitz – was characterised by Burn’s commanding officer as…

LLOYD-OWEN, David (#273)

…where it was trained for a new role in mountain warfare. However, it was then unexpectedly posted to the Aegean. There it took part in the battle for Leros, where Lloyd Owen’s predecessor as CO, Jake Easonsmith, was killed. The MV LA PALMA in Bari harbour. She was one of…

BURBRIDGE, Bransome A (#103)

…night fighter. After a long burst of cannon fire, one of the crew baled out and the fighter crashed into the sea. Over the next few weeks, the two men accounted for a further four aircraft and each was awarded an immediate DFC. They achieved further successes during the summer,…

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