158 results found for: Philippine Sea (Battle of)

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HARGREAVES, Arnold (#287)

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. Able Seaman Arnold HARGREAVES MiD of HMS…

MANDER, d’Arcy (#225)

…and thousands of other escapers, at appalling risk to their lives and property”; 24 Bns of the GREEN HOWARDS were raised in WW1 (56 Battle Honours. 7,500 KILLED & almost 24,000 wounded) and 1-2 Bns were raised in WW2,, awarded 25 BATTLE HONOURS,, 3 VCs, 19 DS0s, 50 MCs, 16…

GIBBS, R Patrick M (#84)

…dedicated to the airborne torpedo as a weapon against shipping. Assigned to a headquarters staff job in Cairo, he fought an uphill battle against the powers that be to convince them of his beliefs. In due course, he not only changed tactics but also influenced strategic policy for attacks against…

ALABASTER, RC (#57)

Wing Commander Cliff Alabaster Wing Commander Cliff Alabaster was an officer who guided missions against V1 bases and battle cruisers but fell prey to friendly fire over Dorset 12 May 2014 Obituary courtesy of The Daily Telegraph Wing Commander Cliff Alabaster Wing Commander Cliff Alabaster, who has died aged 95,…

BEAMONT, Roland Prosper ‘Bee’ (#8)

…opening his account with a Dornier 17 bomber in May 1940, as France fell, Beamont remained with 87 squadron and fought throughout the Battle of Britain. On August 15 he shot down two Me 110 fighters over Lyme Regis. Battle of Britain by Paul Nash (1941) He recalled: “I was…

WOOLNOUGH, James A (#230)

…with the 24th LANCERS, once only with a solitary tank; he recalls the action of Captain Hod THWAITES of 9th QUEEN’S ROYAL LANCERS & the citation for his Bar award to his MILITARY CROSS, their Battle round the River LAMONE, PIDEURA, and what turned out a rapid escalation of his…

JOICE, Mary (#190)

…Chief of Staff of the German Army was seen as a potential President of Germany) and Col Graf Claus von STAUFFENBERG (who had lost his left eye and right arm in battle and from 1 Jul 1944 was Chief of Staff to the Chief of the German Army Reserve) and…

CHESHIRE, Geoffrey Leonard (#31)

…he has maintained a record of outstanding personal achievement, placing himself invariably in the forefront of the battle….the careful planning, brilliant execution and contempt for danger has established for Wing Commander Cheshire a reputation second to none in Bomber Command.” In 1925, Leonard’s headmaster wrote on his school report that…

7 September, 1940

…– were up there, engaged in a ferocious and lethally vicious dogfight, in the blue skies above Southern England. They made contrails so beautiful that artists like Paul Nash couldn’t resist painting them: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Britain_(painting)… I’m ‘live’ (or is it death?) tweeting this at @TheyWereThere1 on Twitter (but not at They…

COX, John W (#298)

…Cpl. John Sutherland of San Antonio, Texas, emerged as the Ace of the Marianas with 5 confirmed kills. The crew was awarded the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross and three battle stars. In addition to the adventures of the “Mary Ann” his book chronicles…

HANCOCK, Margaret (#277)

…she was posted out to Japan at Iwakuni and Miho near Hiroshima, where she would meet and marry Sqn Ldr N W Pat Hancock DFC, then OC 11 Squadron with Spitfire FR18s at Miho. Pat started on the Fairey Battles of 266 Squadron, then with No.1(F) Sqn Hurricanes in France…

LISKUTIN, Miroslav A (#130)

…to Britain, where he lived for the rest of his life.” (Michael J Hawkins, Bratislava) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-45516556#:~:text=Winston%20Churchill%20described%20the%20Battle,they%20weren’t%20all%20British. THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940. Hurricane pilots of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron at Duxford, 7 September 1940. In the background is Hawker Hurricane Mk I P3143 ‘NN-D’. Copyright: © IWM CH 1299 Scenes from…

KENNEALLY, John Patrick (#275)

…its use. He continued to fight throughout the remainder of the day. His deeds proved a turning point in a desperate battle between veteran Afrika Korps troops and the Irish Guards, an action in which the latter took nearly 90 per cent casualties. His citation recorded that he had “influenced…

ROWLAND, John N (#243)

…DFC twice in three days in 1943; later, on completion of 50 bombing operations, he received the DSO. Rowland joined No 12 Squadron in June 1943 at the height of what became known as the Battle of the Ruhr – a sustained campaign against the huge industrial complexes in the…

ELLIOTT, George M (#222)

…the 5th Battle Squadron leader at JUTLAND,, survived torpedo from U-30 28Dec39, in the BATTLE of CAPE MATAPAN 28Mar41; bombed off Crete (2 x 5001b) she had needed repairs in Durban; George had later wartime service with 601 FLOTILLA, COMBINED OPERATIONS, mainly with LANDING CRAFT provision and subsequent repair procedures….

Battle of Britain VC

…for which he was awarded Victoria Cross during Battle of Britain, 16/8/1940 REEL 1 Account of bailing out of aircraft after action for which he was awarded Victoria Cross during Battle of Britain, 16/8/1940: bailing out of aircraft; reaction to approach of German fighter; checking his wounds; landing in field….

Alan Pollock

Battle of Britain VC, with a mind to fund-raising for the Tangmere museum, he realized that, signed by former pilots from The Battle of Britain, they could also raise funds for the War Widows Pension campaign – which he swiftly joined. By 1989, the Ministry of Defence and Whitehall were,…

HANBURY BROWN, Robert (#196)

…of detection of a surfaced submarine in a rough sea would have been negligible, with catastrophic consequences for the British merchant fleet in the first years of the war. In 1942 Hanbury Brown was seconded to the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington as assistant head of the Combined Research…

CALDER, Benjamin J (#176)

…further covers the key role of sea delivered LOGISTIC SUPPORT (but at the land delivery end) for the LIBERATION of NW EUROPE, here for those US RANGERS and others capturing & then for his own and other units’ use of NORMANDY’s OMAHA BEACH and the MULBERRY HARBOUR system, as well…

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….

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…

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…

BROWN, William (#156)

…service and sacrifice of his own regiment, as well as Far East Prisoners of War (POWs) alongside other civilian victims of savage war, atrocities and repression, particularly in Asia beyond the Mukden Incident, Japanese Occupation of Manchuria, and First Battle of Shanghai Sep31-Mar32; also recalling all those who helped them…

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),…

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