224 results found for: Army/Air Operations (Joint)

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DUMON, Andrée Antoine (#158)

Helped rescue 27 Allied Escaped Aircrew, for Comet Line (which inspired The Secret Army) sister Michou GM and Andrée (Dedée) de Jongh. Captured & in Ravensbrück and Mauthausen (video)…

ELDER, Robert M (#299)

…Navy, a highly decorated Douglas SBD DAUNTLESS (“Slow But Deadly”) combat pilot in most of the Pacific’s naval aircraft carrier engagements including the Battles of the CORAL SEA and MIDWAY, GUADALCANAL, the SOLOMON and MARSHALL ISLANDS campaigns, represents the success of US Naval air power against the Japanese Fleet. Born…

BRIDGE, John (#154)

…US rations; work in Corsica, 12/1943-2/1944. Aspects of operations as bomb disposal officer with Royal Navy Party 1500 in Normandy, 6/1944-7/1944: arrival, 7/6/1944; accommodation; role of unit at Arromanches; initiation to handling anti-tank and anti-personnel mines. Aspects of operations as bomb disposal officer with Naval Party 1501 in Antwerp and…

POULSSON, Jens-Anton (#164)

…the ensuing Nazi occupation. In the UK, Poulsson joined the first Norwegian Independent Company as a second lieutenant. He was soon recruited by the Special Operations Executive (SOE), created in summer 1940 by Winston Churchill for sabotage operations in occupied territory. The Norwegian resistance reported in autumn 1941 that the…

PIPER, AH (#5)

…London, but his training was incomplete when war broke out, so he qualified as an air gunner instead.   Blenheim bombers attack enemy vessel, just east of Le Touquet by David Rowlands Peter first saw operations in a Bristol Blenheim Mk.I squadron, No.236, based at North Coates. In March 1940,…

WALTER, AE Mervyn (#232)

…HM King George VI for DUNKIRK (the Engineer an OBE). This led, three and a half years later, directly to his appointment in Feb 1944 as DIRECTOR of PORTS and INLAND WATERWAYS 21st ARMY DROUP, firstly to co-ordinate, then to direct the large ARMY side of the brilliant, transportable artificial…

WOOLNOUGH, James A (#230)

…QUEEN VICTORIA RIFLES, who helped buy the TIME for the BEF EVACUATION. The GOTHIC LINE was KESSELRING’s last natural obstacle before the ALPS for the ALLIES, whose BRITISH EIGHTH ARMY and the UNITED STATES FIFTH ARMY , both halves of Gen Mark CLARK’s 15th ARMY GROUP, here faced the GERMAN…

COX, John W (#298)

aircraft When Okinawa was being taken in April 1945, several targets had been attacked by their B-29 force. Their bomb-load was normally twenty 500lb and only rarely using 1,000lb bombs and this mostly against aircraft plants. Their pressurized cabin, electronic fire control system and remotely controlled gun turrets were much…

TUCK, RR Stanford (#9)

…Allen, Flight-Lieutenant R R Stanford Tuck, Flight-Lieutenant A C Deere, Flight-Lieutenant A G Malan, Squadron-Leader J A Leathart and an airman bugler. Allen, Deere, and Leathart, all serving with No. 54 Squadron RAF, had, between them, shot down 25 enemy aircraft. © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205126762 Bob’s first combat patrol…

CURRAN, Lady (#183)

…FRE 12918   UNITED STATES EIGHTH AIR FORCE IN BRITAIN, 1942-1945: “A B-26 Marauder of the 387th Bomb Group explodes in mid air over Dunkirk. A veteran has written in an enclosed letter to Freeman: ‘The “A” picture enclosed was taken over Dunkirk and the aircraft is, I believe, piloted…

FOOT, MRD (#140)

…Special Operations Executive. Commissioned into a Royal Engineers searchlight battalion, units transferred to Royal Artillery. Served at Combined Operations Headquarters before joining SAS as intelligence officer. Prisoner of war severely injured trying to escape. SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE, & Cols Airey NEAVE & James LANGLEY, MI9 ESCAPE & EVASION & +…

PROCTER, Jean (#117)

…who chewed tobacco and spat it out in his hand. He put ‘bloody’ in front and behind every word he uttered, so there was hardly going to be any canoodling there” (Jean at 91) At its peak, the army was 83,000 strong. BRITISH WOMEN’S LAND ARMY SOCIETY + TIMBER CORPS…

MASLEN-JONES, Edward (#285)

Edward MASLEN-JONES MC DFC for ARMY AIR OBSERVATION POST SQUADRONS with himself representing the invaluable role of Artillery Spotting in the fierce fighting in BURMA of 656th AOP Sqn RAF/RA for the whole of the 14th ARMY and the 20th INDIAN DIVISION from 1943 to 1945 and then for Malaya…

HOLLEMAN, Henk J (#71)

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

PETRIE, Frederick J (#263)

…signs for the splendid fighting service of 43rd WESSEX DIVISION, mainly TERRITORIAL ARMY,with its Wyvern symbol flying on Wessex battle standards going back to well before the Battle of Hastings, which under Manor General G Ivor THOMAS (a WW1 Artillery officer) and Brig EASAMEr played asignificant role within 2nd ARMY

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…

RUMBOLD, Kenneth (#188)

…ENGINES for ROYAL AIR FORCE GROUNDCREW here emphasises all the “RATS of TOBRUK”, many from Australia (where in the early 1990s nearly 5,000 were still members), who endured the 200 DAY SIEGE before striking out and joining up with NEW ZEALANDERS of EIGHTH ARMY at El Duda & El Adem…

BRISTOW, Conrad Phillip (#250)

Pilot Lieutenant Conrad Philip BRISTOW for the ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE then Flight Lieutenant as ROYAL AIR FORCE formed on 1 Apr 1918: Philip flew the SHORT 184 for 2 years on ANTI-SUBMARINE PATROL and NAVAL RECONNAISSANCE, mainly from Eastgate. These RN seaplanes (over 900 completed for RNAS – Span…

ERCOLANI, Lucian (#215)

…to attack Berlin. The target was obscured by cloud, and Ercolani dropped his high-explosive bombs but decided not to release the incendiaries as, if dropped in the wrong place, they might cause confusion for the following aircraft. Over Munster on the return journey, his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire,…

ROEFLER, Irmina (#177)

…Oct 1944, so subverted by the calculated ruthlessness of the Red Army and Stalin to prevent ALLIED SUPPORT, even BY AIR until 18 Sep – just as at KATYN, Stalin would rid any new regime in advance of POLAND’s most independent nationalists: 85% buildings were damaged and many of General…

MOLINARI, Mario (#217)

…ITALIAN ARMY, here as one of the first 4 more effective units, for the largely FORGOTTEN 200.000 enrolled, PARTISAN ITALIANS, who fought on the ALLIED SIDE, in Army Divisions 4 in the air, after the Armistice, many being killed. Mario was with the PARTISANS’ 38th GARIBALDI BRIGADE (38 BRIGATA Inzani…

RICHARDSON, A (#223)

…years to his real birthdate, 27 Apr 1924, wearing silver buttons of Latymer School Air Defence Cadet Force as he turned up at RAF UXBRIDGE in Mar40 to be attested In July, then Bridgnorth & Blackpool, AIRCRAFT HANDLING & transfer to 600 SQN, as 16 yrs old AC2 receiving an…

BLYTH, Margaret (#64)

…Auxiliary Territorial Service. Margaret Blyth’s brother was Air Marshall Sir John Humphrey Edwardes-Jones, KCB, CBE, DFC, AFC, a senior Royal Air Force commander who conducted early testing of the Spitfire and during The Battle of Britain was a squadron commander. It was through his work as Aide-de-Camp to Sir John…

SUTTON, Thomas A (#308)

…tests except for a hearing test problem from an inflammation possibly tricky if exposed to rapid air pressure changes. Receiving call up papers for the Army he was not too keen after hearing Dunkirk stories of long marches, so volunteered for the expanding Royal Navy, with the usual three months…

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