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Jackson,
[Prof.] Derek Ainslie
D.A. Jackson
D.A. Jackson
D.A. Jackson
D.A. Jackson
Son of late Sir Charles James Jackson.
Married 1st, Poppet John, daughter of Augustus John. Married 2nd (29.12.1936) Hon. Pamela Freeman­Mitford (marr. diss. 1951), 2nd
daughter of 2nd Baron Redesdale.
Married 3rd (1951) Janetta (marr. diss. 1956), daughter of Rev. G.H. Woolley, VC, OBE, MC and former wife of Robert Kee; one daughter.
Married 4th (1957) Consuelo
Regina Maria (marr. diss. 1959), daughter of late William S. Eyre and widow of Prince Ernst Ratibor zu Hohenlohe Schillingsfürst.
Married 5th (1966) Barbara (née Skelton, former wife of Cyril Connolly, CBE, CLit, and of A.G. (later Lord) Weidenfeld).
Married 6th (1968) Marie­Christine, daughter of Baron Georges Reille.

23.06.1906
Hampstead, London
-
20.02.1982
Lausanne, Switzerland
(A) P/O (prob)
28.06.1940 [81405]
P/O (prob)
28.07.1940
P/O
28.06.1941
(WS) F/O
28.07.1941
(WS) F/Lt.
28.07.1942
(WS) Sq.Ldr.
07.08.1943 (Emergency List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of W/Cdr.)
(A) W/Cdr.
1943
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1945
New Year 45
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
24.06.1941
*
Air Force Cross AFC
01.01.1944
?
Officer, Legion of Merit (USA) LM
25.04.1947
?
Officier, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH
?
?

* This officer has displayed outstanding ability during recent night fighting operations.

Education: Rugby; Trinity College, Cambridge (MA Cantab and Oxon; DSc Oxon)

When war broke out Jackson joined a small group of researchers working for the Admiralty in the Clarendon but in 1940, after Winston Churchill's intervention, Lindemann released him to join the Royal Air Force. Jackson flew as a navigator from spring 1941 until summer 1942 when, at Lindemann's instigation, he was made chief airborne radar officer of Fighter Command. He was involved in trials of ‘window’, metallic chaff thrown from aeroplanes to confuse enemy radar, and especially with ways of interfering with German night defences, either by jamming their transmissions or homing onto them. All told, Jackson flew 1100 hours as a navigator on active service and on dangerous trials. For his contribution to the air war he was awarded the DFC (1941), AFC (1944), was appointed OBE (1945) for valour, and was made an officer of the Legion of Merit (USA).

28.06.1940


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1941)


604 Squadron RAF
Lecturer, 1934-47, Professor of Spectroscopy, 1947-57, University of Oxford. Research Professor, Faculté des Sciences, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Orsay, France. FRS, 1947.
Published: numerous papers in Proceedinigs of the  Royal Society, Journal de Physique, Physical Review, Zeitschrift für Physik.

Literature
: Simon Courtauld, As I was going to St Ives : a life of Derek Jackson (2007)
Jackson,
Frederick William Forster
F.W.F. Jackson (Photo courtesy of Mr Warren Taylor)
Son of Frederick Jackson (1892-1959), and Jane Isobel Mary Forster.
Married 1st ((03?).1944, Ilford district, Essex) Olive L.M. Prestage; one son.
Married 2nd (27.12.1957) Mary "Peggy" Taylor (1914 - 2007).
04.05.1921
Easington district, Co. Durham

-
16.04.1995
Durban, South Africa
Sgt. ? [1466735]
P/O (prob) 03.12.1943 [159148]
(WS) F/O 03.06.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 03.12.1945 (reld 23.05.1949)
F/O 23.05.1949 (reld 23.05.1954)
 
03.12.1943     commissioned RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
23.05.1949     commissioned, RAFVR (Reconstituted Section) (General Duties Branch)
Marketing director B.W.R., Cape Town, 1958-1960. Founder and managing director, F.W. Jackson Advertising (Pty.) Ltd. from 16.10.1960.
Jackson,
Malcolm
W.T.P. Johnston
?
-
Ldg.Acm. ? [1315228]
P/O (prob) 03.07.1942 [124848]
(WS) F/O (prob) 03.01.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 03.07.1944
(A) Sqd.Ldr. (1945)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 14.09.1945 *
Mentioned in Despatches MID 14.06.1945 ?
* This officer has participated in the airborne operations in Sicily, Normandy, Arnhem and Wesel. He has also completed supply dropping missions over France, Holland, Denmark and Norway. Squadron Leader Jackson has participated with outstanding courage in special operations, often in adverse weather. He has at all times shown a fine fighting spirit.
03.07.1942     commissioned RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1945)     296 Squadron RAF (DFC)
James,
Charles Herbert
C.H. James (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Aitken)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 18.07.1941 [101677]
(WS) F/O ?
? - 07.1941 No. 72 Course, Officers' School RAF
18.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
James,
Horace Gordon
H.G. James
Son of Harry Gordon James and Lilian May James, of Isleworth, Middlesex.
11.01.1915
Fulham, Greater London, Middlesex
-
05.07.1942
(KIA) [age 27]
[El Alamein War Cemetery, IV.E.29]
Sgt.
? [1204245]
P/O (prob)
07.05.1942 [137564]
27.09.1940


enlisted, RAFVR
?
-
16.12.1941
No. 61 Operational Training Unit (Heston)
16.12.1941
-
07.05.1942
145 Squadron RAF (Yorkshire & Middle East)
07.05.1942


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch)
07.05.1942
-
05.07.1942
145 Squadron RAF (Middle East)
[killed in a Mk VB Spitfire number AB411 due to oxygen failure]
James,
Reginald William
R.W. James (Photo courtesy of the Wings to Victory Foundation) R.W. James (Photo courtesy of the Wings to Victory Foundation)
R.W. James (Photo courtesy of the Wings to Victory Foundation) R.W. James (Photo courtesy of the Wings to Victory Foundation)
R.W. James (Photo courtesy of the Wings to Victory Foundation)
R.W. James (Photo courtesy of the Wings to Victory Foundation)
Son of Percy Edgar James (1886-1918), and Mabel Rachel Postle (1883-1930), of Norwich, Norfolk.
Married ((06?).1941, Norwich district, Norfolk) Phyllis Katherine Steward (16.05.1916 - 11.2005), daughter of ... Steward, and ... Potter, of Norwich. She remarried (1958) Nash.
10.1912
Norwich, Norfolk
-
07.10.1944
(KIA) [age 32]
[Noorderbegraaf- plaats Vlissingen (Northern Cemetery, Flushing), The Netherlands, H.25]
[In 2011 a memorial dedicated to him was unveiled at Zoutelande.]
Wt.Offr. ? [904476]
P/O (prob) 01.01.1944 [182243]
P/O 01.07.1944, seniority 01.01.1944
(WS) F/O 01.07.1944
01.01.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 07.10.1944 pilot, No. 2 Group RAF Communications Flight AEAF
[crashed at 12:05 hrs with his Airspeed Oxford Mk.II X7288 south of Westkapelle in the direction of Zoutelande, Walcheren, the Netherlands. This loss was reported by the Naval Commander Southern Holland [Seekommandant Südholland]: "12:05. A Dakota shot down by the 1st gun of the 6th Battery of the Naval Anti-Aircraft Battalion 815 [I. Geschütz / 6. Batterie / Marine-Flak-Abteilung 815]. Crashed in the battery grounds of the Zoutelande Battery [Marineküstenbatterie Zoutelande]". This was based on a report by the Anti-Aircraft Commander Flushing [Flak-Kommandeur Vlissingen] who got the message in at 12:35 from the 7th Battery of the Naval Coastal Artillery Battalion 202 north of Zoutelande [7. Batterie / Marine-Küsten-Artillerie-Abteilung 202] that additionally reported: "Crew burnt."]
James,
William Kelso
"Billy"
W.K. James (Photo courtesy of Mr Angus Logan)
Only son of Alexander James (?-1965), and Jean Kelso (1886-1960), of Springboig, Glasgow, later of Fuchsia Cottage, Corrie, Isle of Arran, Scotland.
20.03.1923
Glasgow, Scotland

-
31.03.1944
(KIA) [age 21]
[Hanover War Cemetery, Germany, 11.C.16]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1672366]
P/O (prob) 14.05.1943 [152150]
(WS) F/O (prob) 14.11.1943
Education: Uddingston Grammar School, Glasgow.
Began an engineering apprenticeship with the local firm of Mavor and Coulson Ltd.
1941     enlisted service, RAFVR
      trained as bomb aimer in Canada
14.05.1943     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 31.03.1944 bomb aimer, 51 Squadron RAF (Snaith, East Yorkshire)
[Took part in bombing missions to Le Mans, France 13.03.1944 [LW677 C6-B], to Stuttgart on 15.03.1944 [LW677 C6-B], to Frankfurt on 22.03.1944 [LW544 MH-Q] and finally to Nuremburg on 30.03.1944. Intercepted by German night fighters over the Belgian  border and hampered by high visibility against a cloudless night sky, the bomber force was decimated on its way to the target by German fighters. The Halifax (number LV822 MH-Z; taken off 22:00 hrs) in which Billy James was one of seven crewmen, was shot down by Oberleutnant Martin Becker of 2. Staffel / Nachjagdgeschwader 6 (24th claim of total 58 victories), burst into flames and crashed near Guntersdorf, Hesse, Germany with none of the crew escaping the crash and explosion.  After VE Day, the remains of the LV 822 crew were re-interred at Limmer Cemetery in the Hannover War Cemetery.]
Jamieson,
Gordon Cave Vincent
G.C.V. Jamieson
Only son of Maj. Edward Herbert Vincent Jamieson (1896-1977), and Dorothy Edith Lane, of Wandsworth Common, London.
(03?).1923
Camberwell district, London
-
19.08.1942
[age 19]
[Bristol (Canford) Cemetery, section NN, grave 56]
Sgt. ? [1230764]
P/O (prob) 02.01.1942 [118075]
Education: Alleyn's School, Dulwich (1935-1941).
02.01.1942     commissioned RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 19.08.1942 pilot, 172 Squadron RAF (Chivenor)
[Flew Wellington VIII ‘Leigh Light’ bomber, registration HX482 and assigned to Coastal Command. It was flying an air test and demonstration flight with 8 people on board, including a US Army officer and one of her ground crew. This was not an offensive mission and the aircraft was unarmed apart from her gun turrets. Flying over Swansea Bay, South Wales, in broad daylight and in good visibility, the aircraft was cruising across the bay when she was attacked by anti-aircraft gunners on an American ship, reported as the US tanker ‘Gulf of Mexico’. The Wellington was at relatively low level but not in an attacking stance, but was nevertheless mistaken for an enemy aircraft and shot down into the bay. All on board were killed as they had no time to bale out. The wreck remains in Swansea Bay. The incident as described in US sources.
At 1125 hours on 19 August 1942, the US tanker GULF OF MEXICO was en route in the Bristol Channel when a single low flying twin-engine bomber appeared out of low clouds from ahead about 1 mile west of Scarweather Light. The aircraft looked like a Ju 88 and did not fire recognition signals, so the order was given to open fire at 1000 yards in accordance with CAMSI instructions to fire at any plane approaching within 1500 yards when east of 36°W. Receiving several hits from three Oerlikon guns the aircraft caught fire and crashed into the sea about 1 mile off the starboard quarter. When the tanker arrived at Milford Haven the next day, they were told that they had downed a British aircraft.]
Jamison,
James
J. Jamison
Son of Robert and Janetta Jamison, of Rasharkin.
(03?).1917
Ballymena district, Ireland
-
30.05.1945
Whitechurch district, Shropshire
[age 27]
[Rasharkin (St Andrew) Church Graveyard, grave 72]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1503985]
P/O (prob) 16.10.1944 [166749]
(WS) F/O 06.04.1945
Education: Queen's University (BA, Higher Diploma in Education).
16.10.1944     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 30.05.1945 killed while training
 
Jardine,
Matthew
M. Jardine (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Aitken)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 18.07.1941 [101678]
(WS) F/O ?
? - 07.1941 No. 72 Course, Officers' School RAF
18.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Jarvis,
Ronald Austin
"Ronnie"
R.A. Jarvis
Son of Louis and Sarah Jarvis, of Mayfair London.
Of Jewish descent.
1914 ?
-
12.09.1941
(MPK) [age 27]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 29]
Sgt.
? [902510]
P/O (prob)
27.05.1941 [67047]
(A) F/Lt.
?
05.09.1939
-
26.05.1941
enlisted service, RAFVR
[wing man to Robert R.Stanford Tuck, later joining up with Sir Maxwell Aitken]
27.05.1941


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
12.09.1941
257 Squadron RAF
[18.08.1941 damaged a Ju 88 East of Happisburgh; 22.08.1941 shared the destruction of a He 111 East of Winterton] [missing, presumed killed in action while flying a Hurricane II on a cover patrol; the aircraft failed to return early afternoon]
Jeffery,
David Hamilton
D.H. Jeffery (Photo courtesy of Mr Vaughan Ashby)
Son (with three sisters and two brothers) of William Harold Jeffery, and Mabel Lee, of Sanderstead, Surrey.
Brother of Lt.Cdr. Vernon Sullivan Jeffery, DSC, RNVR, and  Lt.Cdr. Elgar Harold Jeffery, RNVR.
(09?).1915
Croydon district, London
-
02.04.1942
[age 26]
[Sanderstead (All Saints) Churchyard Extension, row H, grave 57]
Sgt. ? [754821]
P/O (prob) 21.09.1940, seniority 15.09.1940 [85659]
(WS) F/O 21.09.1941, seniority 15.09.1941
21.09.1940     commissioned RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 02.04.1942 pilot, 20 Operational Training Unit RAF
[Wellington IC R1168 (JM-G) took off from Lossiemouth for a night flying exercise. While heading for base, assisted by QDMs, the bomber flew into a hillside at 01:13 hrs naer the village of Sinsharnie, 3 m NW of Huntly, Aberdeenshire. It is believed that a misunderstanding in respect of the QDM instructions [= international Q-code signal for magnetic course to steer] led to this incident. All six crew members were killed.]
Jelliman,
Hilton Everest
"Gerry"
H.E. Jelliman
20.02.1921
Southern Rhodesia
-
Sgt. ? [778768]
P/O (prob) 15.12.1943 [160140]
(WS) F/O 15.06.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 15.12.1945 (reld 04.01.1946; on reversion to Southern Rhodesia Air Force)
15.12.1943     commissioned RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      seconded to BOAC as a Short S 30 Empire class Flying Boat pilot; flew all over the Middle East & India during WWII
Jennings,
Sydney George
S.G. Jennings (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Jennings)
Son of William Giles Jennings, and Sarah
Elizabeth Jennings.
Married (1941) Gwendoline Constance Adam; three sons, one daughter.
04.04.1907
Heston, Middlesex
-
1964
F/Sgt.
? [1241923]
P/O (prob)
18.01.1945 [190972]
P/O
20.07.1945
(WS) F/O
20.07.1945 (emgcy ?) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of F/O))
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
16.11.1945
?
18.01.1945


commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1945)


flight engineer, 166 Squadron RAF
?
-
10.02.1954
Emergency List
Jennison,
Alec Norman
A.N. Jennison (Photo courtesy of Mr Norman Woollons) A.N. Jennison (Photo courtesy of Mr Norman Woollons)
Son (with one brother and one sister) of Hubert Jennison, chemist, and Doris Bentley Ampt, of Guiseley, Yorkshire.
13.09.1920
Idle, North Bierley district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
16.04.1945
(MPK) [age 24]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 267]
Cpl. ? [1014942]
P/O (prob) 18.06.1944 [180123]
(WS) F/O 18.12.1944
St Lawrence, Stroud Group, Boy Scouts.
      flying training, No 4 British Flying Training School, Falcon Field, Arizona
18.06.1944     commissioned RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 16.04.1945 lost on a naval exercise over the Irish Sea flying Anson Mk. I serial MG652 of ANBS (Air Navigation and Bombing School) from Jurby, Isle of Man
Jobling,
Bernard Walter
"Barney"
B.W. Jobling (Photo courtesy of Mr Fred Weston)
Son of Walter James Jobling (1885-), and Alice Williamson, of Hull.
Married ((12?).1942, Hull district, East Riding of Yorkshire) Eileen Bernadette Slattery, of Kilkenny, Irish Republic.
(06?).1916
Sculcoates district, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
31.08.1943
(killed on active service) [age 27]
[Hull Northern Cemetery, compt. 284, grave 59]
Wt.Offr. ? [741391]
P/O (prob) 29.06.1943 [156127]
      51 Operational Training Unit RAF
29.06.1943     commissioned RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 31.08.1943 pilot, "A" Flight, 157 Squadron RAF (Hunsdon, Hertfordshire)
[his plane came down at a farm in Hertfordshire, killing both him and his navigator; see for details P/O F.T. Weston]
John,
Denis Camber
D.C. John
Son of ... John, and ... Richards.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
20.08.1921
Bridgend district, Glamorganshire, Wales

-
(03?).1982
Swansea district, West Glamorgan, Wales
F/Sgt. ? [1652882]
P/O (prob) 16.05.1945 [197755]
(WS) F/O 16.11.1945 (reld 28.03.1949)
F/O 01.07.1955 (reld 24.06.1961)
      trained in Canada, 35 Squadron, Service Group 45 navigator and later pilot:
16.05.1945     commissioned RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
01.07.1955 - 24.06.1961 commissioned, RAFVR (Training Branch)
John,
Leslie Richard
L.R. John
Son of Joseph Richard and Elizabeth Maud John, of Bargoed, Glamorgan.
1921 ?
-
20.04.1945
[age 24]
[Florence War Cemetery, Italy, IX.C.1]
Acm. 2nd cl. ? [980608]
P/O (prob) 25.03.1944 [162490]
(WS) F/O 25.09.1944
25.03.1944     commissioned RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 20.04.1945 pilot, 87 Squadron RAF
Johns,
Ian Llewellyn
I.L. Johns
?
-
Acm. 2nd cl. ? [1860559]
(A) P/O (prob) 24.12.1942 [135807]
P/O (prob) 24.02.1943
(WS) F/O (prob) 24.08.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 1944? (Emgcy List) (reld 10.02.1954; retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
24.12.1942     commissioned RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      served in India, Burma and China
Johnson,
Arthur Denis
A.D. Johnson (Photo courtesy of Mr Trevor Johnson)
Son of George A. Johnson, and Gertrude Gibson.
Married ((09?).1941, Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire) Irene D. Murden; one son.

(06?).1920
Hull, Sculcoates district, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
28.05.1943
(KIA) [age 22/23?]
[Hengelo (Overijssel) General Cemetery, the Netherlands, D.I.65]
F/Sgt. ? [755084]
P/O (prob) 12.12.1942 [138812]
1938     enlisted RAFVR
12.12.1942     commissioned RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
05.1942 - 28.05.1943 wireless operator/air gunner, 166 Squadron RAF
[The crew took off at 23.02 on 27 May 1943 from Kirmington in Wellington HE752 AS-W. On the outbound leg of their mission they were intercepted and shot down by a night-fighter flown by Oblt Hans-Heinz Augenstein, of III/NJG1. The Wellington crashed at 01.56 near Oele, 3 km S of Hengelo, Holland. All are buried in Hengelo's General Cemetery.]
Johnson,
Charles Alfred
C.A. Johnson
Son of Richard Edgar and Ethel Johnson, of Pontypool, Monmouthshire.
1916 ?
-
25.06.1943
[age 27]
[Runnymede Memorial, panel 125]
Ldg.Acm.
? [1415229]
P/O (prob)
04.12.1942 [135112]
(WS) F/O (prob)
04.06.1943
04.12.1942


commissioned RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
25.06.1943
51 Squadron RAF
[his Halifax II (JD250 MH-R) took off from Snaith at 23.13 hrs for an operation against Wuppertal; was shot sown by night-fighter (Ofw. Karl-Georg Pfeiffer of IV./NJG 1), crashing at 01.45 hrs in the sea west of Noordwijk, the Netherlands]
Johnson,
Douglas Norman
D.N. Johnson
Son of William Johnson, and of Sarah Arm Davies, of Southport.
(09?).1916
Conway district, Merionethshire
-
03.07.1945
Horncastle district, Lincolnshire
[age 28]
[Southport (Duke Street) Cemetery, Lancashire, sec. 20, grave 141]
Ldg.Acm. ? [1533640]
P/O (prob) 10.11.1942 [133387]
(WS) F/O (prob) 10.05.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 10.11.1944
10.11.1942     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 03.07.1945 627 Squadron RAF
 
Johnson,
James Edgar
"Johnnie"
J.E. Johnson J.E. Johnson
J.E. Johnson J.E. Johnson
J.E. Johnson J.E. Johnson
J.E. Johnson J.E. Johnson
J.E. Johnson J.E. Johnson
J.E. Johnson J.E. Johnson
J.E. Johnson J.E. Johnson

Married Pauline Ingate; two sons.
09.03.1915
Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire
-
30.01.2001
High Peak, Cheshire
see: www.rafweb.org

CB 1965; CBE 1960; DSO 1943 and Bars, 1943, 1944; DFC 1941 and Bar, 1942; DL
Education Loughborough Sch.; Nottingham Univ.
Work Civil Engr and Mem. of RAFVR until 1939; served with 616 Sqdn AAF, 1940-1942; 610 Sqdn AAF, 1943; Wing Comdr Flying: Kenley, 1943; 127 Wing, 1944; Officer Comdg: 125 Wing (2nd TAF), 1944-1945; 124 Wing (2nd TAF), 1945-1946; RCAF Staff Coll., 1947-1948; USAF (Exchange Officer), 1948-1950; served Korea (with USAF), 1950-1951; OC, RAF Wildenrath (2nd TAF), 1952-1954; Air Ministry, 1954-1957; Officer Commanding, RAF Cottesmore, Bomber Command, 1957-1960; idc 1960; Senior Air Staff Officer, No 3 Group, Bomber Command, Mildenhall, Suffolk, 1960-1963; AOC, Air Forces Middle East, Aden, 1963-1965; retired. DL Leicester, 1967. Order of Leopold, 1945, Croix de Guerre, 1945 (Belgium); Legion of Merit, 1950, DFC 1943, Air Medal, 1950 (USA); Légion d'Honneur (France), 1988.
Positions Consultant, ‘Johnnie’ Johnson Housing; Director of Companies in Canada, South Africa and UK.
Publications Wing Leader, 1956; Full Circle, 1964; The Story of Air Fighting, 1985; (jtly) Glorious Summer, 1990; (jtly) Courage in the Skies, 1992; (jtly) Winged Victory, 1995.
Johnson,
[Rev.] John Cecil
J.C. Johnson
Elder son of Mr and Mrs Cecil Johnson, of Oddington, Moreton-in-Marsh.
Engaged (03.1946) Frances Jacqueline Evers, of Green Elms, Stow-on-the-Wold. Engagement broken off; she married (1947) Henry George Morton Peto (4th Baronet).
Married (07.1986, Fulham district, London) Ruth J. Broughton; one son.

20.03.1923
Moreton-in-Marsh, Oddington, Gloucestershire
-
19.02.2010
Sutton Heights, Telford, Shropshire
Ldg.Acm. ? [1386569]
P/O (prob) 07.08.1942 [127958]
(WS) F/O (prob) 07.02.1943
(WS) F/Lt. 07.08.1944 (reld 1946)
(A) Sq.Ldr. (1945)
F/O 15.05.1950 (reld 24.11.1950)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 15.10.1943 tour of operations over Tunis
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 20.04.1945 *
* This officer has completed two tours of operational duty. Since the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross he has attacked many major targets in Roumania, Austria, Yugoslavia and Northern Italy. Squadron Leader Johnson has achieved particular success in mine-laying operations in the River Danube. During night bombing attacks he has also shown a high standard of efficiency. This officer is a flight commander and pilot of exceptional ability and courage who has invariably set an inspiring example to all.
Education: Malvern College; Peterhouse, Cambridge University (1941; started a degree in engineering; took a degree in maths 1948).
Worked for the engineering company British Thomson-Houston in Rugby before going to university.
1941     enlisted
      flying training in Florida, USA
07.08.1942     commissioned RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1943) - (1945) pilot & Flight Commander, 104 Squadron RAF (North Africa & Foggia, Italy) (two tours of operations)
15.05.1950 - 24.11.1950 commissioned, RAFVR (Training Branch)
Teacher. Joined the clergy, 1960.
Johnson,
Leonard Arthur
"Len"
L.A. Johnson (Photo courtesy of Mrs Heather Johnson)
Son of Ethelbert Arthur Johnson (1884-1922), and Elsie Garnett (?-1921). Nephew of Mrs. Agnes Maud Taylor (née Johnson), of West Bergholt, Essex, who became his guardian.
22.10.1911
Harwich, Essex
-
26.06.1943
(KIA) [age 31]
[Nieuwe Ooster Begraafplaats (New Eastern Cemetery), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, plot 69, row B, collective grave 12]
Acm. 2nd cl. 12.08.1940 [1284576]
(T) Sgt. 04.01.1941
(T) F/Sgt. 01.12.1941
P/O (prob) 02.03.1943 [143776]

L.A. Johnson (Photo courtesy of Mrs Heather Johnson)

Education: masonic boarding school.
Sent off to Australia, returning to UK 1932 (aged 21).
12.08.1940     enlisted, RAFVR (aircraft hand/air gunner)
12.08.1940 - 17.08.1940 No. 1 Recruit Centre RAF (Uxbridge)
18.08.1940 - 29.11.1940 No. 9 Reserve Command RAF (Pembury)
30.11.1940 - 05.01.1941 No. 9 Bombing and Gunnery School RAF (Penrhos)
06.01.1941 - 22.02.1941 85 Squadron RAF (Debden)
23.02.1941 - 30.08.1942 264 Squadron RAF (Biggin Hill, from 04.1941 West Malling, from 05.1941 Colerne)
31.08.1942 - 22.01.1943 277 Squadron RAF (Stapleford Tawney, from 12.1942 Gravesend)
02.03.1943     commissioned RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
23.01.1943 - 26.06.1943 air gunner, 515 Squadron RAF (Heston) (No. 11 Group, Fighter Command)
[Boulton Paul Defiant Mk. II (AA572) flew a Mandrel mission [i.e. blocking of German radar] from Coltishall (taken off 23:30 hrs 25.06.1943) on the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland. The aircraft was probably shot down by Oberleutnant Heinz-Martin Hadeball (12./Nachtjagdgeschwader 4), who claimed to have intercepted and shot down a 'Hurricane' over the North Sea off Westkapelle. The body of P/O Johnson washed ashore near IJmuiden and was buried at Amsterdam 17.07.1943.]
Johnson,
Leonard Frank
L.F. Johnson (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Aitken)
?
-
?
Cpl. ? [743214]
(A) P/O (prob) 18.07.1941, seniority 20.06.1941 [101775]
(WS) F/O ?
? - 07.1941 No. 72 Course, Officers' School RAF
18.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Johnson,
Richard Kenneth Howard
R.K.H. Johnson
Son of Howard Johnson, and Annie Lizzie Howcroft, of Belper, Derbyshire.
(03?).1918
Derby dsitrict, Derbyshire
-
31.01.1945
(MPK) [age 26]
[Malta Memorial, panel 18, column 1]
Sgt. ? [742242]
P/O (prob) 12.07.1941 [102084]
(WS) F/O 12.07.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 12.07.1943
(A) Sq.Ldr. ?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 07.07.1944 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID ? ?
      235 Squadron RAF
      171 Squadron RAF
12.07.1941     commissioned RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1944) - 31.01.1945 272 Squadron RAF (DFC)
Johnston,
Anthony Collyer
"Tony"
A.C. Johnston
Son of ... Johnston, and ... Hudson.
Married Katherine ...; ... children (one son?).
18.12.1917
Honley district, Oxfordshire

-
15.10.1986
Trowbridge district, Wiltshire
Sgt. ? [778297]
P/O (prob) 02.04.1941 [80083]
(WS) F/O (prob) 02.04.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 21.02.1943
(A) Sq.Ldr. 11.1942?
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 02.02.1943 since missing *
* This officer has completed many softies, including a number of low level attacks on tugs, 3 of which he has sunk, barges, locomotives and other targets; in addition he has destroyed an enemy aircraft in combat. He is a first class leader and sets a fine example to all.
Education: University of Cape Town, South Africa (BSc 1939).
02.04.1941     commissioned RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 ? - 11.1942 Flight Commander, 266 (Rhodesian) Squadron RAF
11.1942 - 13.01.1943 Commanding Officer, 56 Squadron RAF (DFC)
[Typhoon Ib R8876 "M" took off 09:20 hrs from Ludham for a "Rhubarb" mission over The Hague (Den Haag), The Netherlands.
As soon as they crossed the Dutch coast, flying at roof top level, they experienced very heavy flak and over Den Haag Johnston was see to be hit and pull up to 1000 feet. Crashed 09:46 hrs Westduinpark behind the Children's Hospital located at the Dr. Welylaan (name of a lane) at Kijkduin. He was later reported PoW.]
01.1943 - 04?.1945 POW in German captivity (Lückenwalde)
Associate Member, Institution of Civil Engineers (AMICE).
Johnston,
William Trotter Pringle
W.T.P. Johnston
?
-
Wt.Offr. ? [656891]
P/O (prob) 22.09.1944 [188445]
F/O ? (reld 01.06.1950)
F/Lt. 31.03.1955 (reld 01.06.1955)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 23.02.1945 ?
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 23.05.1947 -
22.09.1944     commissioned RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
(1945)     148 Squadron RAF (DFC)
01.06.1950     commissioned, RAFVR (Reconstituted Section) (General Duties Branch)
21.07.1952     commissioned, RAFVR (Training Branch)
Jones,
Clement Sawyer
"Clem"
C.S. Jones
04.06.1910
Wakefield district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
12.1994
Stroud district, Gloucestershire
Wt.Off. ?
P/O (prob) 29.09.1939 [74776]
P/O 28.09.1940
(A) F/Lt. (1940)
(T) F/Lt. ?
(WS) F/Lt. 01.11.1944
(T) Sq.Ldr. 01.01.1945
Sq.Ldr. ? (retd 04.06.1955)
Mentioned in Despatches MID 01.01.1941 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 01.01.1943 ?
29.09.1939     commissioned RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
24.04.1940     transferred, RAFVR (Technical Branch - Signals Officer)
1940 - 1942 served with radar on Malta
Jones,
David Morgan Price
D.M.P. Jones
Son of John Jones, and Mary Williams.
(03?).1914
Builth district, Breconshire / Powys / Radnorshire
-
06.06.1942
(KIA) [age 28]
[Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, Belgium, XII.F.10]
Cpl. ? [1260955]
P/O (prob) 11.10.1941 [108245]
Education: BA.
11.10.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 06.06.1942 observer, 149 Squadron RAF
[Observer of Stirling I W7508 (OJ-D) that took off 23:15 hrs 05.06.1942 from Lakenheath for an operation against Essen.
Shot down by a night-fighter (Oberleutnant Walter Barte, 4./Nachtjagdgeschwader 4) and crashed at l'Ecluse (Brabant), 10 km SW of Tienen, Belgium.]
Jones,
John Russell Lewis
J.R.L. Jones (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Aitken)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 18.07.1941 [101679]
(WS) F/O ?
? - 07.1941 No. 72 Course, Officers' School RAF
18.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Jones,
Malcolm Henry Bradshaw
M.H.B. Jones (Photo courtesy of Bryan Bradshaw-Jones)
Also known as: Bradshaw-Jones, M.H.
Married ...; two daughters, one son.
28.03.1904
-
19.10.1989
Guernsey
P/O (prob) 27.03.1940 [78200]
(WS) F/O (prob) 11.12.1940
(WS) F/O 27.03.1941
(T) F/Lt. 01.06.1942
(WS) F/Lt. 30.10.1943 (reld 04.03.1944; ill-health, retaining rank of Sq.Ldr.)
(A?) Sq.Ldr. 1943/44?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 01.01.1943 ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 08.06.1944 ?
27.03.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
      Commanding Officer, High Speed Rescue Launch 114
      in charge of Air Traffic Control, RAF Hunsdon
      85 Squadron RAF
Writer of detectives (under the name Bradshaw Jones).
Published: The Hamlet problem (1962); The crooked phoenix (1963); Tiger from the shadows (1963); Death on a pale horse (1964); Private vendetta (1964); Death deals in diamonds (1965); Murder has no friends (1966); The embers of hate (1966); Testament of evil (1966); A den of savage men (1967); The deadly trade (1967); Butt ill he lived (1968); To catch a shadow (1969); Layers of deceit (1970); Taint of plague (1970); The shadowless men (1970).
Jones,
Ralph
R. Jones
?
-
22.09.1942
[Malta Memorial, panel 2, column 2]
(A) P/O (prob) 23.08.1940 [84905]
P/O (prob) 23.09.1940
P/O 23.08.1941
(WS) F/O 23.09.1941
22.08.1940     commissioned, RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 22.09.1942 wireless operator/air gunner, 39 Squadron RAF
[Lost in
Bristol Beaufort MK II, AW350 (BX-M). Nine Beauforts and seven Beaufighters were despatched to attack enemy convoy of one tanker escorted by three destroyers. One, possibly two hits on tanker. One Beaufort missing after being damaged by crash with accompanying Beaufighter, one Beaufighter damaged.]
Jones,
Raymond Stewart
R.S. Jones (Photo courtesy of Mr Alan Mitchell)
Son (with three sisters and one brother) of William Ernest Jones (1884-1937/38?), and Christina Catherine Stewart (1885-1976).
Married Freda Emma Bodenham; two daughters, one son.

26.03.1918
Cape Town, South Africa

-
07.09.2014
Fish Hoek, South Africa
Wt.Off. ? [745356]
P/O (prob) 21.09.1943 [159041]
(WS) F/O 21.03.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 21.09.1945 (reld 15.04.1946)
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC 06.08.1943 ?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Aircrew Europe Star AirCr Eur - -
Africa Star Afr St - & clasp North Africa 42-43
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Air Efficiency Award AEA - -
Obtained civil aviators' certificate (No. 15975) as a student, taken on an Avro Cadet, Genet Major, 150 at Air Service Training Club, Hamble, Hampshire, 02.07.1938.
09.1942 - 05.1943 23 Squadron RAF (DFC)
21.09.1943     commissioned RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
05.1943 - ? 605 Squadron RAF
      for further details: see personal notes (button on the left)
Jones,
Thomas Ronald
T.R. Jones
?
-

Sgt. ? [1320381]
F/Sgt. ?
P/O (prob) 26.03.1944 [173816]
(WS) F/O (prob) 26.09.1944
(WS) F/Lt. 26.03.1946
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM 19.10.1943 ?
      61 Squadron RAF (DFM)
26.03.1944     commissioned RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
Jones,
Vernon Llewelyn Bowen
V.L.B. Jones (Photo courtesy of Mr Kelvin Youngs)
Son of ... Jones, and ... Bowen.
(09?).1921
Pontardawe district, Breconshire / Glamorgan
-
24.02.1944
(KIA) [age 22]
[Marly Communal Cemetery, France, grave 4]
Ldg.Acm.
? [1315317]
P/O (prob)
06.11.1942 [133632]
(WS) F/O (prob)
06.05.1943
06.11.1942


commissioned RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
?
-
24.02.1944
pilot, 100 Squadron RAF
[Took off in his Lancaster Mk. III [JB604 HW-S] from Grimsby 18.30 hrs for a night operation against Schweinfurt. Outbound, was hit by Flak and the starboard inner fuel tank began to burn. The order to bale-out was given, but only two managed to do so before the Lancaster blew up and crashed at Marly (Moselle), 6 km SSW of Metz, France. More on the loss.]
Jordan,
George William
G.W. Jordan (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Aitken)
?
-
(A) P/O (prob) 18.07.1941 [101680]
(WS) F/O ?
? - 07.1941 No. 72 Course, Officers' School RAF
18.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Administrative and Special Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
 
Joseph,
Arthur Antony
A.A. Joseph
?
-

Cpl.
? [1209227]
(A) P/O (prob)
28.01.1943 [138268]
P/O (prob)
25.03.1943
(WS) F/O (prob)
25.09.1943 (cashiering by sentence of a general court-martial 18.07.1945)
28.01.1943


commissioned RAFVR (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
Joseph,
Collins Alwyn
A.A. Joseph
Son of Elmie Joseph, of San Fernando, Trinidad.

1916 ?
-

31.12.1944
[age 28]
[Hotton War Cemetery, Belgium, VIII.B.8]
F/Sgt. ? [1391712]
Wt.Offr. ?
P/O (prob) 14.07.1944 [182350]
05.06.1941     enlisted RAFVR (28 Volunteer Trinidad ETS, trained at Piarco)
(1943)     pilot, 132 Squadron RAF
14.07.1944     commissioned RAFVR (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
? - 31.12.1944 pilot, 130 Squadron RAF
[Spitfire, RM750 went missing at 15:30 hrs while on an air operation flying Liège, Aachen, Liège]
Jukes,
Bernard
B. Jukes (Photo courtesy of Mr Ron Aitken)
Son of Isaac and Margaret Jukes.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
16.10.1905
West Bromwich, Staffordshire
-
12.06.1971
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire
(A) P/O (prob) 18.07.1941 [102234]
P/O (prob) 18.09.1941
(WS) F/O (prob) 18.09.1942 (Emcgy List) (reld 10.02.1954)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Pacific Star Pac St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: BCom.
? - 07.1941 No. 72 Course, Officers' School RAF
18.07.1941     commissioned, RAFVR (Equipment Branch) [emergency commission]
His son writes: "Trained at RAF Equipment Officers’ Training School at RAF Grange-Over–Sands which was based in the Grand Hotel, Grange RAF North Luffenham as junior Equipment officer administering spares for Avro Manchester aircraft No 41 Air Stores Park – sailed 7 Dec 1941 en-route Iraq on board SS Warwick Castle diverted and arrived Batavia, Java on 3 Feb 1942 Java fell to Japanese on 23 Feb 1942 Tandjong Priok POW Camp Sailed to Japan on SS Singapore Maru (hell ship) Arrived Ohama POW Camp on 27 Nov 1942 Witnessed, from some distance, dropping of atomic bomb on Nagasaki on 9 Aug 1945. Liberation UK commenced Sep 1945 and demobbed on return to UK Via Manila? East coast of USA, train across USA, RMS Queen Mary to UK. Post-war returned to civilian occupation as a manager of Woolworths stores."
Julian,
Eric William
E.W. Julian (Photo courtesy of Peneople Julian)
14.01.1914
-
04.1991
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Sgt.
? [656341]
P/O (prob)
17.08.1943 [171015]
P/O
17.02.1944
(WS) F/O
17.02.1944
P/O
26.06.1947 (reld 25.09.1951)
F/O
?
F/Lt.
01.03.1951, seniority 06.12.1950 (reld 02.02.1958)
Mentioned in Despatches MID
14.06.1945
?
17.08.1943


commissioned RAFVR (General Duties Branch) [emergency commission]
26.06.1947
-
02.02.1948
commissioned RAFVR (Training Branch) [emergency commission]
02.02.1948
-
25.09.1951
commissioned Reconstituted RAFVR
02.02.1953
-
02.02.1958
extension of service by 5 years
       

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