125 results found for: Counter Kamikaze (Operations)

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BRITTON, Arthur W (#305)

Alan Pollock’s Rough Notes: A work in progress – the fuller biographies will emerge in due course: please sign up to the Newsletter (bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. Arthur W “Peter” BRITTON for SEARCHLIGHT operations,…

CHESHIRE, Margaret Susan (#98)

Alan Pollock’s Rough Notes: A work in progress – the fuller biographies will emerge in due course: please sign up to the Newsletter (bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. Volunteer for Special Operations Executive, and widow…

SISMORE, Edward ‘Ted’ Barnes ‘Daisy’ (#79)

“The Operation was regarded as one of the most dangerous operations in World War Two” “The difficulty was to achieve this kind of success without killing a lot of people,” wrote Sismore. “It was a very difficult decision of what to drop and how much to drop.” ‘Goering had stepped…

BUTLER, Ian B (#60)

…will emerge in due course: please sign up to the Newsletter (bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. On 221, 38 & 252 Sqns, 247 Wg & 790TU. Representing BLENHEIM, WELLINGTON, BEAUFIGHTER ANTI-SHIPPING search/strike OPERATIONS in MEDITERRANEAN…

LASH, John E (#131)

…Newsletter (bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. Observer Bomb Aimer Gunner for CANADIAN BOMBER FORCE and RCAF 514 Sqn, stationed at RAF Waterbeach, & distinctive courage of Jewish aircrew: 34 LANCASTER operations, crew destroyed 3 a/c….

SLY, Ted (#276)

…fighter operations of the ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE in particular in North Africa and also New Guinea, who initially joined the 7th Light Horse quickly joined the RAAF. After training in Rhodesia he joined No.452 RAAF Squadron in England and was fortunate to serve with ‘Bluey’ Truscott in the UK…

NICOLSON, Muriel (#1)

…in writing up our extraordinary signatories. 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 War Widows campaign leader Mrs Iris STRANGE++ & all WAR WIDOWS…

BAGLEY, David C (#280)

…Reserve US Naval operations in the Pacific, in particular for the key raids on RABAUL which had become the biggest Japanese base in New Guinea. The Australians tried to restrict its development because of its closeness to the important Imperial Japanes Navy base taken and developed at Truk, where the…

ISON, Paul E (#291)

…Line, and in a series of grinding attacks under incessant artillery fire, reduced one supporting position after another. As May wore on, heavy rains flooded the battlefield into a sea of mud, making life misery for all hands. meanwhile, Japanese kamikaze attackers exacted a fearsome toll of the supporting ships…

WATKINS, Tasker (#256)

…gun manned by a German soldier. At that vital moment his Sten gun jammed, so he threw it into the German’s face and shot him with his pistol before the man had a chance to recover. Immediately after this the company, now down to 30, was counter-attacked by 50 Germans….

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…

MANDER, d’Arcy (#225)

…advance warning of major German counter attack at ANZIO, penetrating the German SS & helping other EVADEES until Jun44, (DSO Award); here too. we recall the excellent work nearby in ROME of IRISH Monsignor O’FLAHERTY and Major Sam DERRY DSO & the CONTADINI of NORTHERN ITALY elsewhere, who “heloed us…

GOULD, Thomas W (#94)

…and sank an Axis supply ship of some 3,000 tons, escorted by five anti-submarine vessels. The escorts counter-attacked, with support from aircraft, and dropped 33 depth-charges, some of them very close indeed. Thrasher survived the attacks and, that evening after dark, surfaced to recharge batteries. Emblem of the Thrasher, from…

KENNEALLY, John Patrick (#275)

…seized a portion of it on April 27, and while a further attack was being prepared, the Irish Guards occupied the western end. They were subjected to frequent German counter-attacks, but it was of the greatest importance that the Irish hold on. Kenneally’s citation laconically observed: “They did so.” On…

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

…pulled the hood back and leaped out. Two of my section orbited round me. I was burned, but picked up by a naval motor torpedo boat.” Although still carrying shrapnel from this encounter in his head, Bird-Wilson went on to destroy a further five enemy aircraft during the war. Bird-Wilson’s…

RICHARDSON, A (#223)

…own loaned 2nd Pilot) then 277 and 279 SQUADRONS & OTU ALNESS; in particular records the CONTRIBUTION of crews’ long arduous 12 hour COASTAL COMMAND PATROLS, with no autopilots & non-existent navigation aids, frequently as a deterrent presence with intangible results, and for the OPERATIONS of wartime SUNDERLAND FLYING BOATS….

de CLARENS, Vicomtesse (#161)

…indispensable to vital operations beyond the reach of science and that there can be no substitute for human courage “in the defense of freedom.”” (R. James Woolsey, Director, CIA, in a speech honouring ‘Amniarix’) New York Times obituary After five decades, a spy tells her tale by David Ignatius, Washington…

LAMA, Ganju (#146)

…his life. After training the 7th Gurkhas were posted to Imphal in Burma in 1943 where they took part in operations against the Japanese. Soldiers at the Battle of Imphal Ganju won his first major decoration, the Military Medal, after his unit surprised a Japanese formation on the Tiddim road…

BROADHURST, Harry (#22)

…of the Order of Orange Nassau, and the Legion of Merit (US). Broadhurst’s portrait was painted by Captain Cuthbert Orde in 1941. He worked in the civil aviation industry until retiring in 1976. (Source: The Battle of Britain Monument in London)   Royal Air Force Operations in the Middle East…

ELDER, Robert M (#299)

…various capacities as Chief Test Pilot, Director of Flight Operations, and Head of Flight Test and Evaluation, heavily involved in concept development of the F/A- 18 Hornet. A founder of the Tailhook Association, he received its Lifetime Achievement Award in 1964 and, during his lengthy and varied flying career, Bob…

HEGLUND, Svein (#166)

…Montreal and 45 Atlantic Transport Group for six months, delivering three Mosquitos, two Bostons and a Mitchell to UK via Labrador, Greenland and Iceland. With help from Signatory 50, John “Cat’s Eyes” Cunningham, Svein was able to join No.85 Sqn’s long range Mosquito Night Fighter on deep Bomber Escort operations

HOLDER, Paul (#191)

…Libya, No 351, a Hurricane squadron composed of Yugoslav air and groundcrew loyal to Marshal Tito. Once the squadron was declared ready for operations, Holder returned to Britain to join the directing staff at the RAF Staff College. From February 1945, Holder took charge of a Transport Command Station at…

DUMON, Andrée Antoine (#158)

…knew every inch of the mountains, and was as much at home there as the sheep. Yet, surprisingly, he yielded control of operations completely to little Dedee, the girl from Brussels. She was the boss. Florentino led the way but she made the decisions. They set off and soon were…

GREENFIELD, Edith (#283)

…any set of sustained military operations, including British losses of over 420,000 killed in this largely fruitless attempt to advance less than five miles to support our French Allies. Harry, oldest of the three brothers, and decorated with the Military Medal, was killed on the very first day and his…

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