Humphrey, James

    Date of birth:
    October 10th, 1921 (Prahran/Victoria, Australia)
    Service number:
    Aus.410159
    Nationality:
    Australian (1901-present, Federal Republic)

    Biography

    Career:
    Enlisted 5 December, 1941 at Melbourne, Victoria in RAAF;
    Embarked at Melbourne for Canada for training then to UK;
    Commissioned June 1944;
    Served with RAF Sqns 7 and 582, both Path Finder squadrons, and 215;
    Qualified for Path Finder Badge 2 August, 1944 as Pilot Officer;
    Served two tours of duty with a Path Finder squadron
    Discharged 29 June, 1946 ex 21 Operational Training Unit.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Acting Flight Lieutenant
    Unit:
    No. 582 Squadron, Royal Air Force
    Awarded on:
    March 23rd, 1945
    Citation:
    "Flight Lieutenant Humphrey has completed numerous operations against the enemy, in the course of which he has invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage, and devotion to duty."
    DFC presented by Governor General of Australia at Parliament House, Melbourne on 16 March, 1949
    Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    With "FRANCE AND GERMANY" clasp
    Air Crew Europe Star

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