|Squadron/s||54 SQN RAF|
|Date of Birth||27 Jan 1924|
|Contributing Author/s||Vince Conant, 2013|
The Spitfire Association
Jim was born on 27TH January 1924. At the tender age of twenty he was deployed to Darwin in 1944 as ground support crew for No. 54 Spitfire Squadron. He moved with the squadron to Morotai and then onto Balikan and South Borneo. The Squadron's arrival at Balikan was made under Japanese fire. Jim became attached to No. 80 Liberator Squadron on Manus Island assisting the evacuation of women who had been prisoners of the Japanese.