126 results found for: Irrawaddy River (Operations)

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McDOWELL, James (#259)

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. James McDowell commemorates the war operations of…

HOLLEMAN, Henk J (#71)

…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. BOSTONS & MITCHELLS Representing Royal NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE and OUR EUROPEAN ALLIES in AIR, LAND, NAVAL and RESISTANCE 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…

KANAKAKIS, EJ Joannou (#209)

…later RASC & Roval SUSSEX, for GREECE & its loyal FIGHTING SPIRIT and STEADFAST ENDURANCE in OCCUPIED CRETE & its ISLANDS, especially with the terrible reprisals; here also for the SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE OPERATIONS in the AEGEAN, several of which he carried out with and here signs commemoratively for that…

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…

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…

MASLEN-JONES, Edward (#285)

…five AUSTERS – A and C Flights were in the ARAKAN and the ADMIN BOX battle in February 1943, B Flight were at KOHIMA in March 1943 later joined by Sqn HQ and C Flt. The advance down the TIDDIM road, the advance to and crossing of the IRRAWADDY and…

BOWMAN, J Edwin (#198)

…of 11th HUSSARS, on to Blida & Algiers. On 24Feb44 they relieved 71st FIELD at the River GARIGLIANO seeing plenty of action, before his last near lethal stonk on 9Apr44 meant returning by HOSPITAL SHIP to arrive in Liverpool on D-Day, beginning a slow recovery & being fitted with an…

WATKINS, Tasker (#256)

…Chester Circuit. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court in the Family Division in 1971 – and that year released a fraudster from prison after hearing of the man’s gallantry in diving into a fast-flowing river to save a four-year-old girl. He transferrred to the Queen’s Bench Division…

BALFOUR, Harold (#13)

…at 10,000 Feet by Richard Carline (1896–1980) Imperial War Museum London The River Scarpe (at 1 o’clock, above) is recalled fondly in the Canadian Canon Frederick George Scott’s The Great War As I Saw It: 100th Anniversary Edition (Illustrated) Kindle Edition, who also gives a droll account of his first…

VRACIU, Alexander (#303)

…test pilot at the Naval Test Center in Patuxent River, Maryland. After the war, Vraciu remained in the navy, working in the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. During the 1950s he reached the “ultimate desire of all fighter pilots” when he took command of his own squadron, becoming the leader of…

ATKINS, George (#3)

…battle honours and decorations awarded. The 4th, 8th and 10th Indian Divisions will always be associated with fighting at Cassino, the capture of Rome, the Arno Valley, the liberation of Florence, and the breaking of the Gothic Line. In the Serchio River Valley, on the Fifth Army front, German counterattack…

SWETT, James Elms (#302)

…by some indigenous tribal members in a canoe. They took him in their ten-man canoe to an Australian coast watcher’s location, a journey of several hours. Late in the war, he supported operations at Iwo Jima and Okinawa. After the war, he stayed on in the military, but was not…

KELLETT, Ronald G (#29)

…Airman lying on a bed is Flying Officer Eugeniusz Horbaczewski. Note the board with names of fliers assigned to specific Squadron flights and aircraft. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235068 He was rested from operations at the end of 1942. With a tally of kills for the war at 5…

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

…to the Middle East operations staff. The next year, Air Chief Marshal Sir John Baker, Middle East Air Force Commander-in-Chief, appointed him as his personal staff officer. Further Central Flying Establishment posts followed from 1952 to 1954, when he joined the British Joint Services Mission in Washington. He was at…

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…

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

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…

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