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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,…

KINCADE, Paul B (#240)

…stay in the US NAVY for 27 years, having three WW2 Campaign Battle Stars for the AMERICAN Theatre of War, EUROPE & AFRICA and the PACIFIC; in SIGNALS & also as GUNNER’s MATE. He began with the NAVAL ARMED GUARD (with 2.710 dead, they had the HIGHEST CASUALTY RATE; he…

JONES, Reginald V (#63)

…whose brilliant, vital Knickebein work leading to The Battle of the Beams, developed ‘chaff’, and his ‘SCIENTIFIC WAR’ work, when so young, impressed CHURCHILL’s TEAM, involved in many critical WW2 decisions. His book, Most Secret War: British Scientific Intelligence 1939-1945, formed the basis of the TV series The Secret War….

COX, Charles (#80)

…page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. RAF, flew and parachuted with 43 and Major General John ‘Johnny’ D FROST on BRUNEVAL RAID (Operation Biting), the PARAS’ first Battle Honour, to dismantle & retrieve this German radar. Representing GROUND RADAR…

ZURAKOWSKI, Stanislaw (#169)

…Military Cross) signs not only for the POLISH ARMY’S fighting prowess at the Battle of CASSINO and in so many other theatres of war but for his father, Stanislaw Ludwik ZURAKOWSKI, Mayor of OSTROG in 1938, and all those 4,000 POLISH military officers and leaders executed in the KATYN MASSACRE…

PARKINSON, George (#199)

…fighting service of the ROYAL IRISH INNISKILLINGS, he was with the 6th, which saw their first Bn attack at TWO TREE HILL in TUNISIA 13 Jan 1943, within the IRISH BDE, BOU ARADA and then the INVASION of SICILY, here especially for his unit’s part in the BATTLE to take…

PANTER, Frank H T (#216)

…joined 22 Aug 1921 on cruisers & AIRCRAFT CARRIER FURIOUS pre-war & ILLUSTRIOUS 4 VICTORIOUS post-war, retiring 5 Apr 1956; for all ROYAL NAVY SHIPWRIGHTS and SUCCESS of AJAX in the BATTLE of the RIVER PLATE on 13 Dec 1939 (then DSC as Warrant Shipwright “Chippy” & DAMAGE CONTROL duties),…

PIPER, AH (#5)

…RAF Waterbeach from which Peter joined, on August 9 1943, 218 (Gold Coast) Squadron based at RAF Downham Market. Bf-109s of JG2 assembling for missions over England during the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940. The fort in the background is the Fort de Querqueville. Forgotten Airfields In…

CARTER, Reginald A (#227)

…3rd CARABINIERS, PRINCE of WALES’s DRAGOON GUARDS; this REGIMENT uniquely spent entire WW2 in INDIA & FAR EAST, their battle honours – IMPHAL, NUNSHIGUMO BISHENPUR, KANGLATONGBI, KENNEDY PEAK SCHWEB0 SAGAING, MANDALAY AVA & IRRAWADDY; sent into front line Dec43 to IMPHAL with INDIAN support mechanics, their long, varied training on…

McDOWELL, James (#259)

…the BORDER REGIMENT, in particular to the defence of UK in SE England at “Hellfire Corner”, then fighting in SICILY and as part of the 1st LANDING BRIGADE at the Battle of ARNHEM, where Jim was one of the three Border men near Hartenstein, with their mortar virtually vertical and…

DeSTEFANO, Anthony (#238)

…of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. USAAC Crew Chief Engines B-17 F/E FLYING FORTRESS 92nd BOMBARDMENT GROUP GROUNDCREW Bovingdon, Alconbury, Podington inc. SCHWEINFURT-REGENSBURG MISSION & in memory of ARTILLERY brother Sam, KIA, BATTLE of LUZON air drop….

OULTON, Wilfrid E (#70)

…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. (2 U Boats destroyed) Obituary in The Independent MiD*** Representing pre-War and WW2’s COASTAL COMMAND’s long RAF/RN ANTI-U BOAT JOINT BATTLE of ATLANTIC…

The Editions

…Edition Battle of Britain VC by Robert Taylor To mark the inauguration of this project, there will be an initial release consisting of just twelve fully autographed originals of Battle of Britain VC – The Battle of Britain 80 Edition. Six are being made available at a special price of…

War Widows & Family Losses

…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 NORWAY…

ATKINSON, Robert (#214)

Obituary Courtesy of the Telegraph Sir Robert Atkinson, who died aged 98, won three DSCs commanding corvettes in the Battle of the Atlantic. A highly rated marine engineer and businessman, he chaired British Shipbuilders in the bleak early 1980s, making one last effort to keep the industry competitive. Atkinson arrived…

BLAKESLEE, Donald J M (#294)

…always allowed junior pilots the credit. Many believe that he destroyed at least 30 enemy aircraft. His greatest asset was his outstanding ability as a leader in the air. One eminent aviation historian wrote: “He was everywhere in the battle, twisting and climbing, bellowing and blaspheming, warning and exhorting. His…

PAVLOV, Mikhail (#120)

…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. From Tver in KALININ; SOVIET ARMY MEDICAL CORPS, wounded twice, SIEGE of LENINGRAD ~FIELD SURGEONS, ~[ULTRA use] & 12 Jul 1943 Battle of Kursk…

MANTLE, W Eric (#189)

…represents all CHAPLAINS of each service, with a fair number of mainly ARMY ones decorated for gallantry under fire. He served in ITALY with RAF, and later, after helping evacuate the DUTCH out of JAVA, played a special role in the 1945 (& the later Fiftieth Anniversary of) RECONCILIATION with…

BALFOUR, Harold (#13)

…He was thus involved in strategic decision making at the highest levels. He was noted for putting forward aggressive strategies to fight the Axis Powers. He was, for example, a notable supporter of the Big Wing strategy to fight the Battle of Britain, which also had support from, amongst others,…

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…

STORK, J Royden (#301)

…War Hutchinson 1987). Without the Tokyo Raiders, would the Imperial Japanese Navy have embarked on what led to the Battles of Coral Sea and Midway? Col James Doolittle won a Medal of Honor for the Raid, the USS Hornet CV-8 would be sunk in the Battle of Santa Cruz, receiving…

de CLARENS, Vicomtesse (#161)

…filed a stunningly accurate report on the German missile order of battle. When captured by the Gestapo in 1944, Madame de Clarens had both the mettle and heart to warn her companions, who successfully escaped. With her place in history secure and having spent the last year of the war…

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…

LEIGHTON-PORTER, Chrystabel (#150)

…television series starring Glynis Barber, and with the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Britain soon afterwards, Christabel Leighton-Porter was once more in demand for interviews. Reporters found a lively, glamorous blonde who had kept her looks, and subsequently she appeared at many wartime reunions and functions at the Imperial…

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