AP SHORT NOTES

4 October 2020

VEIKHMAN, Gregory (#123)

Fought under Generals MASLENNIKOV, PETROV and MELNIK on NORTH CAUCASIAN FRONT, in MARITIME ARMY and on 3rd BALTIC FRONT. SOVIET INFANTRY
4 October 2020

WORSFOLD, Jack (#40)

Sole miraculous survivor when he fell without a parachute in entire shot away tail section after the MAILLY RAID. For: RAF LANCASTER REAR GUNNERS & CREWS.
4 October 2020

WEBBER, George (#39)

Representing the great contribution of “TRENCHARD’s Brats”, the RAF HALTON APPRENTICES & ENGINES GROUNDCREW trade, with over 35 years of service in the colours.
4 October 2020

VEAL, John B (#65)

Long term Qualified Flying Instructor for vital FLYING TRAINING & the highly productive and war winning COMMONWEALTH FLYING TRAINING SCHEME
4 October 2020

TOURIETSK, Alexander (#122)

Byelorussian from MINSK, served in the 50th, 49th and 43rd ARMIES, fighting westwards from MOSCOW to KÖNIGSBERG. BATTLEFIELD ARTILLERY
4 October 2020

TWINN, John E (#139)

Largely unsung, brilliant work of so many “boffins” in the AIR MINISTRY and TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT Malvern’s veiled Royal RADAR ESTABLISHMENT
4 October 2020

WARD, Mr Philip (#118)

Later WALSALL Mayor, volunteered RAF but, as other non-conscientious objectors, because of the ‘1 in 10’ drafting, as Chairman signs for essential role of the BEVIN BOYS, MINING COAL
4 October 2020

TUFFEN, Harold J (#90)

Hawker aircraft 1927-75. Head of mechanical systems. Played a major part in Hurricane design under Camm. Sir SYDNEY CAMM’s brilliant DESIGN TEAM at HAWKER AIRCRAFT and the production of their war winning HURRICANE, TYPHOON and TEMPEST fighters.
4 October 2020

SMITH, Jack (#55)

Armament Fitter 72 Sqn Gladiators & Spitfires (inc. then Fg Off James NICOLSON), Nos 103, 223, 36ASP, 43, 49 & 150 Sqns and 107MU & Representing gun and bomb GROUND ARMOURERS
4 October 2020

SINGH, Arjan (#132)

No.1 Sqn IAF, including NW Frontier and fighter ops out of IMPHAL in BURMA. In memory of pre-war Cranwellians (half his Entry killed before D-Day) and representing INDIAN AIR FORCE
4 October 2020

SEAMAN, Ernest (#129)

Fighting STRETCHER BEARER ROYAL NORFOLK REGIMENT (& posthumous, twice wounded, triple counter-attacking Cpl ‘Basher’ BATES VC, who brought back Aug 44)
4 October 2020

SALTARELLI, Gene (#125)

Pilot for returning LIBERATOR CREW of 466th HEAVY BOMBARDMENT GROUP & ALL USAAF BOMBER &.B-24 LIBERATOR AIR and GROUND TECHNICIAN CREWS
4 October 2020

REES, Leonard (#38)

BUFFS/EAST SURREY INFANTRY, who had 11 subaltern OCs lost, killed or wounded, fighting from DESERT, SICILY and up through to NORTHERN.ITALY – a typical ‘D Day Dodger’!
4 October 2020

RODLEY, EE (#96)

PATHFINDER & OC 97, AUGSBURG RAID; + CREW Freeman Boston, wheels up ~Lancaster on sandbank with mines; became first Jet Captain on Comet
4 October 2020

ROBERTS, GPB (#46)

ROYAL TANK REGIMENT, great DESERT TANK CDR & NW EUROPE ‘Black Bull’ 11th ARMOIJRED DIV and Flensburg Surrender.
4 October 2020

PROCTER, Jean (#117)

Women’s land army veteran, 5-6 years often hard 15-18hr FARMWORK days, releasing many men from country to join FIGHTING SERVICES “Where I worked there was a farmer with one tooth, 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
4 October 2020

PILE, Katharine M (#144)

ATS Women’s AUXILIARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE (later WRAC) A/A ARTILLERY. Married Major John, son of General Sir Frederick PILE GCB DSO MC RA
4 October 2020

PENTIN, Yuri (#119)

Lieutenant from PERM in Urals. Fought, aged 17 to 19, with Anti-Aircraft ARTILLERY & 9th ARMY. For: SOVIET ARMY, USSR’s courage & sacrifice of 20 MILLION.
4 October 2020

PEARSON, Alastair S (#113)

‘One of the most highly regarded soldiers of the Parachute Regiment and British Army’. For: TERRITORIALS, 6Bn HIGHLAND Lt Infy, 1st ARMY, 1PARA & PARA BDE Ops in North Africa TORCH 1942-3, the SICILY & NORMANDY Invasions
4 October 2020

PAVLOV, Mikhail (#120)

From Tver in KALININ; SOVIET ARMY MEDICAL CORPS, wounded twice, SIEGE of LENINGRAD ~FIELD SURGEONS, ~[ULTRA use] & 12Jul43 Battle of Kursk
4 October 2020

PAGE, Sidney E (#37)

Named after two uncles killed in the same week in WWI: for Duplex Drive TANKS on D-DAY, for CHURCHILLS & ARMOURED vehicles into Europe from D-DAY onwards.
2 October 2020

NOTHSTEIN, EW (#12)

392nd BOMB GROUP. Crewed with 125 and 127, formed and worked up in USA & flew from EAST ANGLIA bases. All returned for VE-Day 50th Anniversary Celebrations Representing USAAF LIBERATOR AIR GUNNERS
2 October 2020

NICOLSON, Muriel (#1)

WAR WIDOW of Wing Commander James NICOLSON VC DFC (the only RAF Fighter VC: 72 & 249 Squadrons, TURBINLITE, OC 27 Squadron BEAUFIGHTER operations over BURMA, (killed 2May45) ditched 355 Sqn Liberator. Representing War Widows campaign leader Mrs Iris STRANGE++ & all WAR WIDOWS
2 October 2020

NEWENS, Charles H (#143)

Thames waterman, boat-builder, sculls (60yrs Henley Regatta official). OPERATION DYNAMO: DUNKIRK LITTLE SHIPS (29 May-3 Jun 40, saved 224,717) RN COASTAL FORCES.
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