92 results found for: Strategic Bombing offensive

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BAGLEY, David C (#280)

…where the Lagoon served as the forward anchorage and most formidable Japanese Pacific stronghold until the attack on 17th February, 1944 led to such losses that Truk became isolated, as the onward stepping stones of Guam, Saipan, Palau and Iwo Jima were taken to allow the bombing of Japan itself….

QUILL, Claire (#185)

…took part in the Royal Air Force display at Hendon in June 1933, demonstrating low flying in a mock bombing attack. He flew as often as possible to familiarise himself with the aeroplane, practising aerobatics and flying in cloud. He was well aware of the dangers of flying and later…

MANTLE, W Eric (#189)

…the JAPANESE CIVILIAN price paid in the CONVENTIONAL and ATOMIC BOMBING of JAPAN, to achieve an end to WW2. The totemic exemplar of those awesome events of HIROSHIMA and NAGASAKI on 6Aug45 and 9Aug45 would provide a badly needed, overarching and geostrategic stability to the next half a century of…

LISKUTIN, Miroslav A (#130)

…Southern England, 1944 Spitfires Attacking Flying Bombs by Walter Thomas Monnington (1943) © IWM LD 4589 Operations from Apuldram included dive-bombing attacks against ‘Noball’ V-1 flying bomb installations [originally identified by Constance Babington-Smith, Signatory #180], bomber escort duties, and ground attacks on rail and road targets. At the end of…

CUNNINGHAM, John (#50)

…altitudes, reducing the accuracy of their bombing and bringing them within range of anti-aircraft guns.” From 1972 he began to deliver Tridents, one by one, to Kwangchow. Part of the deal was that he had to do a test flight with a Chinese crew on each aircraft from Kwangchow to…

CHRISTIE, Werner Hosewinckel (#165)

…awarded DFC in 1943. Major Christie would also command 332 Sqn from Jan-Jun 1944 initially on Ramrod missions, and then Army Co-operation, before dive-bombing ops against rail and radar targets ahead of D-Day. When patrolling the beachhead, 332 shot down quite a few FW-190 and Br-109 aircraft. After resting in…

HALLOWES, HJL (#14)

…numerous barrage balloons are shown floating above the trees. Operated by RAF Balloon Command, barrage balloons were used to protect cities from air attack. They forced German aircraft to operate at higher altitudes, reducing the accuracy of their bombing and bringing them within range of anti-aircraft guns.” Hallowes was promoted…

NEIL, Thomas F (#102)

…and headed for the beleaguered islands, arriving after a five-hour flight and during a German bombing attack on the airfield at Luqa. Neil was in constant action, leading his flight as the islands came under heavy attack. On June 12 he shot down an enemy fighter, his twelfth and final…

PIPER, AH (#5)

…five JU88s, which were bombing St Ival airfield, and after a series of operations and lucky escapes Peter was eventually posted to 7 Squadron of Stirlings based at RAF Oakington in March 1941. There were raids on targets including Essen and Bremen until he was then posted to 26 flight…

BRISTOW, Conrad Phillip (#250)

…see a total of 33 crashes there and remembers being told by two French civilians about Big Bertha’s shelling of Paris from 50 miles away; Calshot (for Gunnery & Bombing training over Warsash), Felixstowe, Lee on Solent and Westgate on Sea followed with conversion to his wartime CONVOY PROTECTION and…

FRASER, Ian E (#67)

…German Air Force dive bombing attacks; condition of evacuated troops. Aspects of operations as officer aboard HMS Malcolm, Western Approaches Escort Force and 8th Escort Group in North Sea and Atlantic, 1940-1941: attacks on German coastal convoys, 1940; transfer to Atlantic convoy escort duties; discovery of wreckage from HMS Hood…

SUTCLIFFE, Douglas H (#235)

…FORCE WIRELESS AIR GUNNER and AIR GUNNERY INSTRUCTOR, for INDIA & BURMA & flew 756 OPERATIONAL HOURS in three years & six months with 139 and 62 SQUADRONS, BOMBING & as one of the first LOADMASTERS ever, dispatchers on vital LANDING in or AIR DROPPING of SUPPLIES to XIVth ARMY…

CALDER, Benjamin J (#176)

…SWANSEA DOCKS in the old and rusty, POLISH manned, “CRACOW”, nearly being hit by dive bombing just before arrival on D+1, with delays of tide, mines and soft sand in clearing the beach, along a safe strip then only one yard wide, soon after OMAHA was taken. There were almost…

Battle of Britain

…of early RADAR GCI stations in BATTLE of BRITAIN & later development of the NAVIGATION and BOMBING AIDS #218 Alexander B FRASER-HARRIS Commodore Alexander B FRASER-HARRIS DSC* CD** US LofM RN & RCN NOVA SCOTIA. 803, 759, 801 & 807 SQNs, HMS Glorious’ SKUAS Bombing of Königsberg, BERGEN, FURIOUS, N.AFRICA…

Resistance

…more than 250 years…if the Lord wills.” Renowned cellist. German wartime opposition & Nazi resistance. #162 Loek NC CASPERS Dr Loek NC ‘Elsa’ CASPERS King’s Medal for Service in cause of Freedom “Caspers used her bike to transport everything from hand grenades to transmitters for calling in allied bombing raids…

Alan Pollock

…while flying in cloud; ejector seat training; assessment as pilots and award of wings; detachment to Eastleigh, Kenya. 8/1954, including flight out in Handley Page Hastings and Vickers Valetta, Mau Mau situation, safaris trip and bombing mission in Harvard and Lincoln with 1340 Flight, RAF, 20/8/1954; attachment to attachment to…

Civilians and War Production

…BELL against mass bombing. #63 Reginald V JONES Professor Reginald V JONES CH CB CBE FRS FRSE LLD ‘The father of Scientific and Technical intelligence’, 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,…

War Widows & Family Losses

…Deptford (see also: ANTWERP’s V-2 BOMBING), one of the many millions of WAR CIVILIANS killed. #10 Bridie MURRAY Mrs Bridie MURRAY++ (née DAWSON) AIR MINISTRY & WAR WIDOW In memory of her husband, MOSQUITO observer Flying Officer Fergus Murray DFC (23 & 464 Sqns) & her brother, RAAF pilot Flying…

Naval & Naval Air

…VC, XE-3 MIDGET SUB attack JAP Cruiser TAKAO #218 Alexander B FRASER-HARRIS Commodore Alexander B FRASER-HARRIS DSC* CD** US LofM RN & RCN NOVA SCOTIA. 803, 759, 801 & 807 SQNs, HMS Glorious’ SKUAS Bombing of Königsberg, BERGEN, FURIOUS, N.AFRICA ,CDR OP TRG in South Africa #206 Philip D GICK…

ROWLANDS, John (#83)

Air Marshal Sir John ROWLANDS GC KBE Representing the continuing vital role of GROUND ARMAMENT & BOMB DISPOSAL, A.R.P. and the CIVIL DEFENCE in minimising BLITZ bombing effects & V-1 & V-2 casualties…

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