137 results found for: Java (Battle of)

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JOYCE, Austin P (#190)

…Major during Korean War, an Irish son brought up in Yorkshire & eldest of 9, for the wide, weighty service of the Guards Regiments in general and here, the Welsh Guards in particular, throughout so many campaigns and hard-won battle honours in both world wars. Bob earned a Pacific Star…

SWETT, James Elms (#302)

…demolitions, single handedly destroyed the entire hostile strong point and its defending garrison. Consistently daring and aggressive as he fought his way over the battle-torn beach and up the sloping, gun-studded terraces toward Airfield Number 1, he repeatedly exposed himself to the blasting fury of exploding shells and later in…

GALBRAITH, William P (#297)

…known friends who did not survive, indirectly symbolizes their service also at BASTOGNE and in the Battle of the BULGE. Trained at Camp Toccoa in Georgia and via the Tower at Fort Benning with five successful aircraft jumps to qualify for the paratrooper’s wings, In June, 1943 their unit became…

BROWN, Richard (#295)

…2 engines at Halton. Beyond on his first two weeks at MANSTON he was under attack before being posted up to join 43(F) Squadron HURRICANES at Wick in Spring 1940 ahead of.its return to TANGMERE on 31st May to experience that intensive Battle of Britain period of those many attacks…

STRONG, Albert (#231)

…forward, he needed to understand evolving actions on the battlefield and experienced first-hand the fierce fighting in ITALY. Here a signatory for the steady breaching of the strong GOTHIC LINE, scene of GALLANT, DIFFICULT and COSTLY FIGHTING, as well as the changing fortunes of war; he witnessed the tragic loss…

ALDRIDGE, James (#200)

…DIVISION and its fine record in TWO WORLD WARS, here the NORTH AFRICAN DESERT CAMPAIGN after El Alamein, into SICILY (at times with 5th HAMPSHIRE REGT) and SALERNO (35 went into the CATANIA battle with him and only 5 came back) then to UK for NORTH WEST EUROPE, landing D+1…

BETHGE, Dietrich (#290)

…his views, even among friends, and that “it was about time to go for a while into the desert”, but Barth regarded this as running away from the real battle. He sharply rebuked Bonhoeffer that “I can only reply to all the reasons and excuses which you put forward: ‘And…

BRISTOW, Conrad Phillip (#250)

…the Battle of Jutland (Flt Lt RUTLAND & Asst Paymaster TREWIN Observer praised highly by BEATTY, May16) and in the Dardanelles Campaign had been. the first aircraft ever to sink an enemy ship bv using a torpedo; Philip during WW2 was in FACTORY PRODUCTION & SENIOR AIR RAID & CIVIL…

CURRAN, Samuel (#182)

…greatly enhanced the effectiveness of British anti-aircraft defences. Sam Curran (right) with Bruno Touschek. (Credit: The Touschek Family) Subsequently, be worked on developing short-wave (centimentric) radar, which was crucial to night-fighter interception of bombers and to location by aircraft of German submarines during the Battle of the Atlantic. In 1944….

FOSTER, Bill (#265)

…the Turks in the Middle East in Dec 1916. His war service though does not just incorporate here the role of his unit during the BATTLE of BRITAIN in 1940 and the BLITZ of 1940-1941 but their subsequent move out to join the Desert EIGHTH ARMY right through to SALERNO….

MAYBANK, John W (#242)

…briefly to meet and see PM Winston CHURCHILL, CAS Sir Charles PORTAL & Brigadier Orde WINGATE going out for the QUEBEC CONFERENCE; he returw4to ERROL for Master & YEOVILTON for Wildcat & Martlet training; he went out to Alexandria in the Battleship KING GEORGE V & saw a 6″ Bombardment…

HARGREAVES, Arnold (#287)

…far reaching consequences to help ensure that the tide of losses in the Battle of the Atlantic would gradually be reversed at a most critical time for Britain’s very survival, with her reliance on the transatlantic supply artery for food and munitions. This epic achievement occurred a full seven months…

GUERITZ, Edward Finlay (#212)

…the Battle, so Graf Spee would have a fully armed presence to confront, as well as some purposely deceptive signals traffic. The Midshipman returned to UK on the damaged AJAX; in the ensuing DEFENCE of BRITAIN, he was appointed to the RN BATTALION to form part of an ad hoc,…

FRASER-HARRIS, Alexander B (#218)

…Namsos, Lt-Gen Carton de Wiart, before being evacuated in the cruiser Cairo. Glorious was sunk by the German battlecruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst; years later Fraser-Harris attended a ceremony at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, where the Norwegians returned him the control column of his aircraft, to be used in…

CURTIS, Lettice (#77)

…Pilots illustrates country’s debt to Lords Beaverbrook & Signatory No. 13: Lord Balfour), and AIR TRANSPORT AUXILIARY. (ARP note)” “the Air Transport Auxiliary were civilians in uniforms who played a soldiers part in the Battle for Britain” Lord Balfour, Under Secretary of State of Air (Signatory 13)      …

COLE, Winefred (#288)

…Panama Canal area. Uruguay was neutral for most of World War II, although later joined the Allies. Neither side of the conflict acknowledged the exclusion zones established by the declaration, and, as covered elsewhere, in December, British warships and the German ship Admiral Graf Spee fought a battle not far…

RUMBOLD, Kenneth (#188)

…between 27 Nov and 9 Dec 1941. As an engine mechanic, earlier he had been posted to No.73 SQUADRON in the BATTLE of FRANCE and. eventually was evacuated from St Nazaire, fortunate not to join 30 of HIS FRIENDS lost among the three.thousand dead from the 5,800 embarked on the…

DAW, John (#195)

…times wounded and VC 1918; active WW2 inc.POW escape & Churchill’s Chiang Kai-shek adviser!) during the German invasion Sep39, serving then in the BATTLE of FRANCE, with the 9th LANCERS in NORTH AFRICA, the KRRC, 3 DIV and 1 DIV, up into AUSTRIA, on to valuable work in Northern IRELAND,…

ROEFLER, Irmina (#177)

…still in her teens, was an AK COURIER and represents all POLISH WOMEN, the triumphs and tragedies of POLAND, the POLISH HOME ARMY (ARMII KRAJOWEJ) and the AK’s RESISTANCE, specifically for her 80,000 comrades-in-arms during the heroic but doomed WARSAW UPRISING & the BATTLE OF WARSAW 1 Aug – 3…

DAVIES, Jeff (#213)

…SERVICING PARTIES in CHINDIT Operation THURSDAY 5Mar44: Jeff joined RAF at 19 & after 39 SQN (including MARYLAND flight and crash landing!) & 3232SCU was at 13MU, 3502 SU & 170TU WELLINGTONS; there were surprisingly low battle casualties for the RAF SERVICING COMMANDOS, fewer than two dozen being killed, perhaps…

SLY, Ted (#276)

…and later with Bobby Gibbes in the Desert Air Force, where he flew 22 sorties in KITTYHAWKS with No.450 RAAF SQUADRON before the battle of EL ALAMEIN. When the Spitfires arrived in Cairo, Ted joined No.92 (East India) Squadron and became a flying partner with Neville Duke operating together from…

MACKINTOSH, Robert (#203)

…for Burma, switched to MIDEAST threat) in 152 BRIGADE with some 2nd Bn CAMERONs (F.M.Auchinleck “Their name had become a legend”) & 5th & 2nd SEAFORTHS; fought at EL ALAMEIN with 2 PDR in ANTI-TANK SUPPORT & then 1,500 miles westwards, via the BATTLES of MARETH LINE, WADI AKARIT etc…

GOUGH, Herbert G (#229)

…NAVAL FORTS off PORTSMOUTH, as part of defences against enemy E-Boats or Destroyers, also 45 FORTRESS Coy at Southampton; embarked on AQUITANIA, he went to PORT SAID, Kantara and first active service was in PALESTINE, then TUNISIA, the BATTLE of CRETE, NORTH AFRICA, EIGHTH ARMY’s MARETH LINE & the BATTLES…

HAMILTON, Patrick M (#271)

…fleet had succeeded, they would have controlled the Indian Ocean. The British lost over 400 men and the County class cruisers, HMS Cornwall and Dorsetshire, to air attack. During 1942 until after the turning point Battle of El Alamein the fear of Hitler’s overrunning Egypt had also been an added…

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