92 results found for: Strategic Bombing offensive

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WALTER, AE Mervyn (#232)

…MULBERRY HARBOURS project, allowing this “ENGINEERING MIRACLE” to provide that necessary STRATEGIC SURPRISE for the NORMANDY INVASION; 6,500 vehicles & 40,000 tons of stores would be landed a week; this project started with one of the war is famous, succinct official letters, from Prime Minister Winston CHURCHILL at 10 Downing…

MITCHELL, Thomas (#172)

…MInstStE RE for the ROYAL ENGINEERS contribution to the air war worldwide and the key importance in WW2 building of the rapid provision of forward airstrips in NORMANDY and elsewhere for the universal requirement of air power. Normandy’s 100 miles distance from UK airfields, partly its strategic surprise to the…

RICHARDSON, A (#223)

…the big retreat, stabilising at LC237, with 38 sorties mostly before ALAMEIN (first 18 all strategic inc.3 Benghazis 8,12 & 16 May 1942 then 19th to 38 all tactical except 37th, 6hr 10min sortie, 9 Sep 1942 against Tobruk); tourex to UK 24 Oct 1942 & back on WELLINGTON OTU;…

GICK, Philip D (#206)

…North Atlantic and the Caribbean before transferring to the Far East Fleet in May 1958. Later that summer, in response to events in Lebanon and Cyprus, the ship transported troops of the Army’s Strategic Reserve from Mombasa to Aden. Soon after, Bulwark intercepted a distress signal saying that two tankers…

STEVENS, Steve (#193)

…BERLIN AIRLIFT, here signing for the wider operations of the SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE, its armed forces and strategic base facilities: post-war he became an early air missionary in Africa, the beginning of the Mission Air Fellowship, now with over 200 aircraft being flown in more than 25 countries worldwide….

POULSSON, Jens-Anton (#164)

…irrelevant to the strategic course of the war. In October 1942, in Operation Grouse, Poulsson and his SOE team of three Norwegian NCOs were dropped by parachute at night on the Hardangervidda plateau, within reach of the plant on skis. Their mission was to prepare for a landing by two…

LOATS, Norman (#300)

…a ‘USS Gambier Bay’ presentation to President Ronald Reagan in The White House Fuller details of this event and Dr Loats’ role in arranging it can be found here. Dr Norman Loats with President Ronald Reagan The Battle of Leyte Gulf was triggered by the 20th October strategic landings on…

SMITH, David E (#202)

…hand and neck; CASEVAC out by DAKOTA from RANVILLE back to RAF Hospital WROUGHTON; rejoined CDO for patrols alongside AMERICANS (98th) early Jan45 to counter the ARDENNES OFFENSIVE, by then a DEMOLLTIONS SGT; on via the RHINE CROSSING at WESEL, once almost out of ammunition, had to carry out a…

STRONG, Albert (#231)

…Driver EVANS. 502 Company RASC of 30 ARMOURED BRIGADE manned the trenches at GEILENKIRCHEN to allow the infantry, 43rd (WESSEX) DIVISION to rest before a new offensive. Mule trains, pack horses, the Army’s fleet of vessels, trains & railway rolling stock, canal barges and every type of motor transport, large…

KILMARTIN, JI (#35)

…five Hurricanes and one pilot killed. On 10 May 1940, the great German offensive in the west (which rapidly became known as the blitzkrieg, or ‘lightning war’) began. Wehrmacht airborne troops landed in Holland and Belgium, as German tank columns and infantry crossed the frontiers into these neutral countries. At…

WEBB, Robert Walter (#252)

…and excellent record on DESTROYERS, a CORVETTE and a FRIGATE, in gunnery and as a HIGHER SUBMARINE DETECTOR,’ he signs for these ships’ defensive and offensive roles, specifically .for the development/ training and OPERATIONS of all NAVAL ASDIC OPERATORS. An extract from the Admiralty Honours & Awards letter 145/43 to…

PETRIE, Frederick J (#263)

…and then MONTPINCON, the later relief of the AIRBORNE FORCES at ARNHEM and after the Anglo-American GEILENKIRCHEN Offensive, the ROER SALIENT, GOCH. XANTEN, the RHINE BRIDGEHEAD at REES, liberation of Eastern Holland and the drive east via CLOPPENBURG into BREMEN. The 43rd DIVISION also had 60 Officers seconded from the…

LEWIS, Gwilym (#30)

…He then described the major offensive south-west of Bapaune later that month when tanks went into action. It was an incredible sight. We were going to win the war! All the infantry chaps were moving cheering the tanks. We saw no German aircraft. We dominated the skies – the infantry…

SHEEN, Desmond FB (#88)

…the Spitfire Wing – in offensive sweeps over occupied Europe. Subsequently, he held staff appointments and station commands in Britain and in the Middle East. He was awarded a DFC in 1940 and a Bar to it in 1941. Sheen was released from the RAF in 1947, but in 1949,…

TUCK, RR Stanford (#9)

…Hurricane I: British (MOD 597) model (1950, wood and plastic, maker Cyril McCann) © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30018327 As the German offensive pushed forward and became the Battle of Britain, 92 Squadron was reassigned to South Wales leaving Tuck itching for combat duty and involved only in seeing off the…

DUNN, Patrick Hunter (#15)

“Air Marshal Sir Patrick Dunn had an illustrious record flying Gladiator bi-planes and Hurricanes in the Western Desert during the Second World War. On August 8 1940, Squadron Leader “Paddy” Dunn led an offensive patrol of 14 Gladiators of No 80 Squadron against Italian CR 42s that had been operating…

GREGORY, WJ (#95)

…Point in Cornwall, mainly for night training. Visiting Fighter Command, Braham urged the use of AI night fighters in support of the bomber offensive over occupied Europe, in which heavy losses were being incurred. Although his proposal was not accepted at this stage, he won approval for moonlight attacks on…

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

…Squadron, flying Spitfires in offensive sweeps over northern France. The next year, he received his first two squadron commands, Nos 152 and 66 Squadrons. These gave air cover to convoys and escorted day bombers over France. F/O Harold AC “Birdie” Bird-Wilson of No 17 Squadron RAF sits in the officers…

GREENFIELD, Edith (#283)

…death of this Somme Offensive and of Sir Hiram Maxim whose invention of the machine gun had so transformed the nature and scale of warfare. By late autumn more than one and a half million casualties were sustained by the forces of both sides, one of the largest losses in…

HOGAN, Neville G (#264)

…SOUTH EAST ASIA COMMAND SEAC Newspaper, which was such an important foundation of the revitalisation of “The Forgotten Army, Navy and Air Force” and sustaining their self-confidence and morale moving from the defensive to the offensive – when the changing conveniences of post war politics found power swinging to the…

DRAKE, Billy (#168)

…Paul Nash (1941) On June 6 he was leading his squadron on a bombing attack over Bir Hacheim in support of the Free French. Spotting four Bf 109s, he dived on them; all four were shot down, one of them by Drake. The French commander signalled “Bravo! Merci pour le…

COOPER, JM (#220)

…aircraft at TAMET & Bill FRASER’S success against 37 CR42s on his return to AGEDABIA, deep behind the lines, often using synchronised bombing raids as cover; also on the audacious, abortive BENGHAZI RAID with the David STIRLING & Fitzroy MACLEAN party May42 & escaped the Germans (after being woken looking…

DUMON, Andrée Antoine (#158)

…directed back across the Pyrenees to fetch the next batch of evaders. She was told to concentrate on British airmen, now being shot down in increasing numbers as the bombing war against Germany intensified. Dedee set off on her journey, only to learn that the Gestapo had raided her home….

BROWN, Richard (#295)

…on Tangmere including the heavy Friday 15th August JU-87 Stuka dive bombing, while ensuring the maximum fighters were available to defend SE England – some groundcrew had been flown down from Wick in two Ensigns but already only via a western safer route. In winter 1940 Richard was sent on…

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