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Buckley, James Brian "Jimmy"

    Date of birth:
    April 23rd, 1905 (Pendleton, Manchester/Lancashire, United Kingdom)
    Date of death:
    March 21st, 1943 (Denmark)
    Mentioned on:
    Fleet Air Arm Memorial Lee-on-the-Solent
    Plot: 4. Row: 3. 
    British (1801-present, Kingdom)


    Lieutenant Commander James Buckley was killed during an escape attempt.

    15 May 1923: Midshipman
    15 September 1925: Acting Sub-Lieutenant
    15 June 1926: Sub-Lieutenant
    2 August 1927: Flying Officer (RAF)
    1 December 1928: Lieutenant
    1 January 1934: Flight Lieutenant (RAF)
    1 December 1936: Lieutenant Commander
    1 January 1938: Squadron Leader (RAF)

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    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Lieutenant Commander
    No. 825 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy
    Awarded on:
    July 5th, 1940
    For "daring, endurance and resource in the conduct of hazardous and successful operations by the Fleet Air Arm working with the Coastal Command in France and over the Channel".
    Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Lieutenant Commander
    Awarded on:
    June 4th, 1946
    For his services as a POW

    Posthumously awarded
    Mentioned in Despatches