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
    Action:
    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."
    Details:
    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)
    Details:
    With "FRANCE AND GERMANY" clasp
    Air Crew Europe Star

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