List of all Fleet Air Arm 
Commanding Officers 1939-1945

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L
M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W

- X - Y - Z

 


 
 

OR Oakes RM
Born 
Rank: Lt Royal Marines 
Honours and Awards 
Died 
Other information 
- temporarily in command for 2 weeks at Eglington of this sea hurricane sqdn 

Commands:

804

July 1943

July 1943

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

RHHL Oliphant RN
Born 
Rank: Lt Cdr (A) 
Honours and Awards 
Died 
Other information 
- operated with RAF Fighter Command 13 Group and 14 Group at Turnhouse and Peterhouse 
- Seniority 7.1945 (Lt Cdr)

Commands:

886

July 1942

Oct 1943

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 

CHC O'Rorke RN
Born 
Rank: Lt Cdr 
Honours and Awards 
Died 
Other information 
- commanded the sqdn when it part operated at Castel Benito, a captured italian aerodrome near Tripoli
- operated from Tunis on anti-submarine patrols and escort duties, 6.1943
- Seniority 2.1947 (Lt Cdr)

Commands:

821

March 1943

Oct 1943

 disbanded

 

 

 

 

 


 

SG Orr RNVR
Born london 1916 
Rank: Lt (1941), Lt Cdr (A) (1943) 
Honours and Awards: DSC (4.1941) & 2 Bars (6.1941, tirpitz 4.1944), AFC (1946-1948 test pilot) 
Died 
Other information 
- air ace with 6 confirmed destroyed enemy aircraft, 6-8 shared destroyed, 1 shared probable 2 shared destroyed on water.
- one of the first RNVR Sub Lts to see action.
- Orkneys for ops against southern Norway, 5.1940 (806 sqdn) 
- flew over Dunkirk during evacuation, 5.1940 (806 sqdn)
- onboard HMS Illustrious in the Mediterranean till 1.41, 13 enemy aircraft shot down over at this time (806 sqdn).
- operations over Syria 7.1941
- leading fighter cover in Operation Tungsten, attack against the German battleship Tirpitz in Norway, 3.4.1944, received DSC
- 3 He115 shot destroyed on operations in Rorvik, Norway, 14.5.1944 (804 sqdn)
- AFRAeS 
- Seniority 6.1954 (Cdr) 

Commands:

896

Sept 1942

March 1943

 

804

Aug 1943

June 1944

 

 


 

OAG Oxley RN
Born 
Rank: Lt (A) (1940) 
Honours and Awards 
Died 
Other information 
- a sqdn a/c attacked the German U-Boat U-752 , first such success using rocket projectiles, HMS Archer, 23.5.1943
- involved in Arctic convoys to Russia, one sdn aircraft claimed U-288, 3.4.1944, and other sqdn a/c shot down 4 enemy aircraft, 4.1944 
- Seniority 4.1940 (Lt)
- WSR (Lt Cdr)

Commands:

819

Jan 1943

April 1944

 

 

 

 

 

 

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