158 results found for: Philippine Sea (Battle of)

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PARKINSON, George (#199)

…fighting service of the ROYAL IRISH INNISKILLINGS, he was with the 6th, which saw their first Bn attack at TWO TREE HILL in TUNISIA 13 Jan 1943, within the IRISH BDE, BOU ARADA and then the INVASION of SICILY, here especially for his unit’s part in the BATTLE to take…

ZURAKOWSKI, Stanislaw (#169)

…Military Cross) signs not only for the POLISH ARMY’S fighting prowess at the Battle of CASSINO and in so many other theatres of war but for his father, Stanislaw Ludwik ZURAKOWSKI, Mayor of OSTROG in 1938, and all those 4,000 POLISH military officers and leaders executed in the KATYN MASSACRE…

KINCADE, Paul B (#240)

…stay in the US NAVY for 27 years, having three WW2 Campaign Battle Stars for the AMERICAN Theatre of War, EUROPE & AFRICA and the PACIFIC; in SIGNALS & also as GUNNER’s MATE. He began with the NAVAL ARMED GUARD (with 2.710 dead, they had the HIGHEST CASUALTY RATE; he…

JONES, Reginald V (#63)

…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, involved in many critical WW2 decisions. His book, Most Secret War: British Scientific Intelligence 1939-1945, formed the basis of the TV series The Secret War….

CARTER, Reginald A (#227)

…3rd CARABINIERS, PRINCE of WALES’s DRAGOON GUARDS; this REGIMENT uniquely spent entire WW2 in INDIA & FAR EAST, their battle honours – IMPHAL, NUNSHIGUMO BISHENPUR, KANGLATONGBI, KENNEDY PEAK SCHWEB0 SAGAING, MANDALAY AVA & IRRAWADDY; sent into front line Dec43 to IMPHAL with INDIAN support mechanics, their long, varied training on…

ASHMORE, Edward (#268)

…GCB DSC RN was born in December, 1919 and his career is well covered in his book “The Battle and the Breeze”. He and his younger brother, Sir Peter, were sons of Vice Admiral L C Ashmore CB DSO. His war service on BIRMINGHAM, JUPITER and MIDDLETON developed into a…

OULTON, Wilfrid E (#70)

…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. (2 U Boats destroyed) Obituary in The Independent MiD*** Representing pre-War and WW2’s COASTAL COMMAND’s long RAF/RN ANTI-U BOAT JOINT BATTLE of ATLANTIC…

BEETHAM, Michael (#33)

…(bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. One of the few bomber pilots to survive the BATTLE of BERLIN, 50, 57 & 35 Sqns later 82 Recce & CO Valiant 214 Squadron & Chief of Air Staff….

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…

COX, Charles (#80)

…page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. RAF, flew and parachuted with 43 and Major General John ‘Johnny’ D FROST on BRUNEVAL RAID (Operation Biting), the PARAS’ first Battle Honour, to dismantle & retrieve this German radar. Representing GROUND RADAR…

McDOWELL, James (#259)

…the BORDER REGIMENT, in particular to the defence of UK in SE England at “Hellfire Corner”, then fighting in SICILY and as part of the 1st LANDING BRIGADE at the Battle of ARNHEM, where Jim was one of the three Border men near Hartenstein, with their mortar virtually vertical and…

BLAKESLEE, Donald J M (#294)

…always allowed junior pilots the credit. Many believe that he destroyed at least 30 enemy aircraft. His greatest asset was his outstanding ability as a leader in the air. One eminent aviation historian wrote: “He was everywhere in the battle, twisting and climbing, bellowing and blaspheming, warning and exhorting. His…

The Editions

…Edition Battle of Britain VC by Robert Taylor To mark the inauguration of this project, there will be an initial release consisting of just twelve fully autographed originals of Battle of Britain VC – The Battle of Britain 80 Edition. Six are being made available at a special price of…

ATKINSON, Robert (#214)

Obituary Courtesy of the Telegraph Sir Robert Atkinson, who died aged 98, won three DSCs commanding corvettes in the Battle of the Atlantic. A highly rated marine engineer and businessman, he chaired British Shipbuilders in the bleak early 1980s, making one last effort to keep the industry competitive. Atkinson arrived…

CLAUSEN, Finn (#163)

…how it was read in Sunnmørsposten on Wednesday 30 March, in the war year 1943. It was the German occupiers who were behind the search. The week before, the wanted men, or rather: the young men, had been on board a small rowing boat for four days, on the run…

REID, William I (#61)

…the physical effort required to hold the control column steady. As they crossed the North Sea, all four engines cut out and the plane went into a spin. Luckily Norris remembered in the nick of time that he had forgotten to change over the petrol cocks to a full tank,…

GOULD, Thomas W (#94)

…Jewish ex-Servicemen’s marches. Thomas Gould VC (VC online) In July 1946 he was in the front of a march through London to protest against the government’s policy towards Palestine. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant RNR and commanded the Sea Cadet Corps at Bromley in Kent, where he was then…

RICE, FC (#253)

…MERCHANT SHIPPING, but also almost 700,000 tons of JAPANESE NAVY SHIPS, FOUR AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, a BATTLESHIP, 4 JEEP CARRIERS, 2 CRUISERS, 47 DESTROYERS, 40 FRIGATES, 23 SUBMARINES, 20 SUB-CHASERS, 3 SUB TENDERS, 5 SEAPLANE TENDERS, plus MINESWEEPERS, NET TENDERS, Large LANDING CRAFT, MTBs and MLs ete – the price of…

LAKIN, Barklie (#233)

…of JAPANESE NAVY SHIPS, FOUR AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, a BATTLESHIP, 4 JEEP CARRIERS, 2 CRUISERS, 47 DESTROYERS, 40 FRIGATES, 23 SUBMARINES, 20 SUB-CHASERS, 3 SUB TENDERS, 5 SEAPLANE TENDERS, plus MINESWEEPERS, NET TENDERS, Large LANDING CRAFT, MTBs and MLs ete – the price of this success though was to be 3,505…

POULSSON, Jens-Anton (#164)

…Rønneberg’s men crossed into neutral Sweden and Poulsson got to Scotland by sea. Both lieutenants received the DSO as well as Norwegian decorations. Even General Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, the German commander-in-chief in Norway, expressed his admiration, and ordered the release of civilian hostages rounded up for reprisals. Poulsson returned to…

TAIT, James B (#66)

…German ports and Norwegian fjords, but they had managed to immobilise her only temporarily. Although the battleship made few forays to sea, her latent menace frequently caused major political difficulties with the Russians, while the prime minister, Winston Churchill, pressed incessantly for her destruction. By 1944 the Tirpitz had been…

CURTIS, Lawrence (#260)

…struggled to prevent the heavy aircraft hitting the sea. With no hope of returning to England, the crew headed for north Africa. After Curtis had sent an SOS, raising an advanced fighter airfield on Corsica, Martin altered course. Curtis remained in wireless contact, but when he requested that a doctor…

DONNET, Michel GL (#157)

…power losses and recovery low over the sea, surprising the local constabulary and the local Royal Observer Corps’s tracking and its (later Sir) Peter Masefield, a founder ‘Hearker’ (and Signatory 282). ‘Exactly one month later Mike Donnet soloed in the Spitfire at Heston and with Leon Divoy (who later survived…

TREADWELL, George (#179)

…win a posthumous VC for its brave distracting action against the “Admiral Scheer” pocket battleship, thereby saving, on 5 Nov 1940, much of CONVOY “HX 84”, recorded next to his signature to recall ALL THOSE 30,000 MERCHANT SEAMEN killed manning ALLIED CONVOYS and the 2,603 MERCHANT SHIPS and 175 ALLIED…

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