158 results found for: Philippine Sea (Battle of)

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WALTER, AE Mervyn (#232)

…15″ GUN EMPLACEMENTS at CHANGI and SELETAR and other 9.2″ and 6″ guns on the Island. ALL except one gun had 360 degree traversing for firing landwards and seawards – the ammunition was all Armour Piercing though, ideal for taking on Battleships, not effective for preventing Jungle advances; after NORWAY…

BRITTON, Arthur W (#305)

Alan Pollock’s Rough Notes: A work in progress – the fuller biographies will emerge in due 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. Arthur W “Peter” BRITTON for SEARCHLIGHT operations,…

ALDRIDGE, James (#200)

…on SWORD BEACH, his platoon taking ST HONORÉ. He saw RAF TYPHOONS wiping out German tanks at FALAISE, with SEAFORTHs going forward on KANGAROO TANKS here; James won his MM at the RHINE CROSSING at REES with the 2nd Bn SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS, finally at VE-DAY reaching BREMERVORDE; his grandfather was…

de CLARENS, Vicomtesse (#161)

…Königsberg (a punishment camp), and Torgau could not break her.” [Wikipedia] “Jeannie de Clarens is hereby awarded the Agency Seal Medallion for heroic and momentous contribution to Allied efforts during World War II as a member of the French Resistance. At the age of 20, she used her position as…

LAMA, Ganju (#146)

…his life. After training the 7th Gurkhas were posted to Imphal in Burma in 1943 where they took part in operations against the Japanese. Soldiers at the Battle of Imphal Ganju won his first major decoration, the Military Medal, after his unit surprised a Japanese formation on the Tiddim road…

LEIGHTON-PORTER, Chrystabel (#150)

…television series starring Glynis Barber, and with the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Britain soon afterwards, Christabel Leighton-Porter was once more in demand for interviews. Reporters found a lively, glamorous blonde who had kept her looks, and subsequently she appeared at many wartime reunions and functions at the Imperial…

JOYCE, Austin P (#190)

…War, 16yr old Irish Yorkshireman: Troopship seaman & June, 1944 began fighting at Caen. “In a remarkable career – spanning active service in Normandy in 1944 to Northern Ireland in the 1970s, the whole with the Welsh Guards – he first came to prominence for his M.M.-winning deeds in March…

SWETT, James Elms (#302)

…Lois Anderson during the war, while on shore leave, and they would have two sons, both of whom would become Marine Corps officers. Alan Pollock’s Initial Notes: 302 Colonel James Elms SWETT Congressional Medal of Honor of USMC Reserve was born in 1920 in Seattle. As a 22 year old…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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)

…Wessex HAA Regiment ROYAL ARTILLERY and the 214 SOUTHSEA BATTERY signs for the key role under threat of GERMAN INVASION of the HEAVY ANTI AIRCRAFT REGIMENTS. Surprisingly the roots of this unit when re-embodied in 1939 went back to 5 May, 1860 ‘when the Corps of Artillery Volunteers (Garrison) was…

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,…

CURTIS, Lettice (#77)

…Gower of the Women’s Air Transport AuxiliaryWomen’s Work in the War (Other than the Services) – Six lithographs by Ethel Leontine Gabain (1941) Two members of the women’s branch of the Air Transport Auxiliary, the organisation which is responsible for flying aircraft between factories and Royal Air Force Stations, seated…

MASLEN-JONES, Edward (#285)

…five AUSTERS – A and C Flights were in the ARAKAN and the ADMIN BOX battle in February 1943, B Flight were at KOHIMA in March 1943 later joined by Sqn HQ and C Flt. The advance down the TIDDIM road, the advance to and crossing of the IRRAWADDY and…

BALFOUR, Harold (#13)

…He was thus involved in strategic decision making at the highest levels. He was noted for putting forward aggressive strategies to fight the Axis Powers. He was, for example, a notable supporter of the Big Wing strategy to fight the Battle of Britain, which also had support from, amongst others,…

DUDGEON, AG (#187)

…British Defence Staff in Washington. He retired as an air vice-marshal in April 1968, and spent the next 10 years as head of the Paris office of the management consultants McKinsey & Co. In retirement, Dudgeon fought tenaciously to have a battle honour awarded to No 4 FTS for its…

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…

COLE, Winefred (#288)

…Fighter Squadron) served with the US Fifth Air Force in the Philippines during the war’s last year.. Also hundreds of thousands of Mexican immigrants served in the US forces in WW2. Nicaragua declared war on Japan immediately after Pearl Harbor and within days on Germany and Italy, plus Bulgaria, Romania,…

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…

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