126 results found for: Irrawaddy River (Operations)

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HOLDER, Paul (#191)

…Libya, No 351, a Hurricane squadron composed of Yugoslav air and groundcrew loyal to Marshal Tito. Once the squadron was declared ready for operations, Holder returned to Britain to join the directing staff at the RAF Staff College. From February 1945, Holder took charge of a Transport Command Station at…

SUTTON, Thomas A (#308)

…of everything which sailors must do. He was commissioned into Combined Operations, the main choice in the Spring of 1943, with Dieppe having been and gone – other choices open at that time were Minesweepers, Gunnery and Wireless which included Asdic. Having been on a battleship with 1,600 men, Tom…

NEILSON, Ian G (#211)

…the citation recognising that “most of the initial reconnaissance and preparation had fallen on his willing shoulders and as the success of subsequent operations showed, had been well carried out”. Ian Godfrey Neilson was born in Glasgow on December 4 1918 and attended Glasgow Academy before studying Law and Forensic…

WALTER, AE Mervyn (#232)

…the Port Facility (b) To discharge ships over GOLD, JUNO and SWORD BEACHES (c) To repair and operate the PORTS of OUISTREHAM and PORT-en-BESSIN, and, if possible, the OUISTREHAM 1 CAEN CANAL” *Chief of Combined Operations Born in 1907 out in Taungoo, BURMA, where his Father was seconded to the…

ELKINGTON, JFD (#16)

…late November, the Soviet Air Force took over the planes. During five weeks of operations, 151 Wing claimed 16 victories, four probably destroyed and seven aircraft damaged, for the loss of one RAF pilot. Four pilots were awarded the Soviet Union’s highest decoration, the Order of Lenin. In 2014, the…

MAYBANK, John W (#242)

…NOWRA (near JERVIS BAY, New South Wales) flying on to HMS ILLUSTRIOUS on 9Feb45 to prepare for the intensive strikes of 26Mar-l5Apr45 at SAKISHIMA Gunto, including two days of strafing ISHIGAKI, then FORMOSA, in TASK FORCE 57. The Command chain went up through Rear-Adm Sir Philip VIAN i/c Carrier Operations

STEVENS, Steve (#193)

…flying INSTRUCTOR in South Africa flew BEAUFIGHTERS in 19 SQUADRON SAA under Lt Col DON TILLEY in the ANTI-SHIPPING and STRIKE roles from ITALY and over ADRIATIC, as part of the BALKAN AIR FORCE. Post-war he flew in the BERLIN AIRLIFT, here signing for the wider operations of the SOUTH…

CUNNINGHAM, John (#50)

…returned to operations early in 1943, when he received command of No 85, a Mosquito night fighter squadron. After adding several more kills to his score – including four fast FW 190 fighter bombers – Cunningham joined Fighter Command’s No 11 Group headquarters as a group captain aged 26, still…

COX, John W (#298)

…appreciated. Though designed for high-altitude day bombing, in practice the B29 flew more low-altitude night incendiary bombing missions for the fire-bombing campaign. Their importance in mining operations of Japanese harbours, mostly at night, also had considerable strategic effect in limiting Japanese food supplies. Hiroshima and Nagasaki.were destroyed by the B-29…

ROBERTS, David (#207)

…postings in Cyprus and Amman, from where he launched clandestine operations all over northern Syria. He returned to Britain in 1944, taking over command of the RAF Regiment depot at Belton Park. In 1946, he was sent to the Far East to establish the RAF Regiment (Malaya) force of British…

NORTH-LEWIS, CD (#286)

…Wing consisting of 181,182, 247 and 137 Squadrons, his DSO reflected his leadership on “tank busting” operations including the FALAISE pocket and invaluable close air support right up to the RHINE CROSSING.. Near Wesel he was shot down by flak but force-landed on an island, where he was captured but…

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….

WEST, Ferdinand (#28)

…4637 West soon decided he wanted to be a pilot, and volunteered at any opportunity for sorties in order to accumulate an impressive total of flying hours as an observer, before applying for pilot training. By July 1917, he had flown over 100 hours in operations, and duly requested pilot…

WEBB, Robert Walter (#252)

…and excellent record on DESTROYERS, a CORVETTE and a FRIGATE, in gunnery and as a HIGHER SUBMARINE DETECTOR,’ he signs for these ships’ defensive and offensive roles, specifically .for the development/ training and OPERATIONS of all NAVAL ASDIC OPERATORS. An extract from the Admiralty Honours & Awards letter 145/43 to…

CHOWDRI, Abdul Bashir (#228)

…in his GUNNERY & MINESWEEPING service the EAST INDIES FLEET ESCORT FORCE inc.37th MS FLOTILLA for CONVOYS & DEFENCE then BURMA OFFENSIVE. Operations in ARAKAN, the RAMREE ASSAULT 21Jan45, AKYAB, LETPAN & 2nd & 5th WEST AFRICAN Brigades, later RANGOON; 50 warships in EAST INDIES and PACIFIC FLEETS from ROYAL…

OLDS, Robin (#97)

…duty in Vietnam, Olds was promoted to brigadier general and became the commandant of cadets at the US Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs. In February 1971 he became the Director of Aerospace Safety, but was soon restless to return to flying operations. He offered to drop a rank to…

MANTLE, W Eric (#189)

…B-29 Stratofortress, which destroyed two thirds of NAGASAKI, as well as being later reinforced by Signatories 182 (Manhattan project), 298 (Tinian B-29 operations) and 284 the bridging Japanese Canadian Christian, Father John Motoki SHOZAWA, to ‘sign anonymously’ for the JAPANESE by inscribing HIROSHIMA in vertical Japanese writing on each print….

MUNRO, John (#201)

…AVENGER OPERATIONS (at times with pilot, later Vice-Adm Gus Halliday DSC) flying over HOME WATERS & the ATLANTIC (then often with Lt later Rear-Adm David KIRKE CB CBE RN), and later with the EAST INDIES FLEET for the important raids on the Songei Gerong PALEMBANG OIL REFINERY installations 29 Jan…

GICK, Philip D (#206)

…Lt Gick joined his first squadron, No 822, flying Swordfish aircraft from the carrier Furious. The following year he transferred to 810 Squadron in Courageous, and on the outbreak of war his squadron moved to the new carrier Ark Royal, engaged in anti-submarine operations with the Home Fleet. Ark Royal…

DONNET, Michel GL (#157)

…and their officer training at Evere. After invasion, air operations in a chaotic environment, an attempted escape (his friend Lt Didier made thirteen!) and 6 months of incarceration, and a Jan41 release return to near Brussels, their plot was hatched in April and, not without many adventures, mishaps, setbacks and…

CHRISTIE, Werner Hosewinckel (#165)

…Plans at 11 Group, he commanded 234 Sqn’s Mustangs on Bomber Escort operations, and became Wg Ldr 150 Mustang Wing in Feb45 and the Hunsdon Wing in Mar45, and later became a POW for a few days having baled out over Germany after destroying a FW190 NE of Berlin on…

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…

Background

…She passed away last week, at age 98. Rousseau stole key secrets from the Nazis, including details of weapons like the V1 and V2 rockets. Her operations are still considered a “masterpiece of intelligence work.” At a CIA awards ceremony in 1993, the agency’s then director, James Woolsey, said the…

Battle of Britain VC

…VC (1917-1945) by Frank Thatcher; Royal Air Force Museum Just hours later, and three score miles away, Winston Churchill left RAF Uxbridge, where he’d been visiting the No 11 Group Operations Room, to monitor The Battle of Britain. No 11 Fighter Group’s Operations Room, Uxbridge by Charles Ernest Cundall (1943)…

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