JEAN, P/O Joseph Edouard Flavien (J85358) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.425 Squadron - Award effective 1 December 1944 as per London Gazette dated 12 December 1944 and AFRO 293/45 dated 16 February 1945.  Born in Phomphile, Quebec; home at L'Islet, Quebec; enlisted Quebec, 17 October 1941.  Trained at No.3 ITS (graduated 5 June 1942), No.11 EFTS (graduated 4 September 1942) and No.13 SFTS (graduated 19 February 1943).  Commissioned 1944.

 

This officer is a pilot of exceptional skill who has completed a very successful tour of operations over enemy territory.  In March 1944 he and his crew were detailed to bomb Berlin.  While over the target anti-aircraft fire became very heavy, visibility was poor and the weather stormy.  Despite severe damage from the anti-aircraft fire, Pilot Officer Jean pressed home a very successful attack.  On the return flight severe ground fire was once again encountered over Brussels.  The rear gunner was wounded and further damage done to the aircraft.  With great determination and courage, however, Pilot Officer Jean flew it safely back to base.  This officer has displayed exceptional gallantry, ability and resolution throughout his whole operational tour.

 

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JEAN, F/L Joseph Jean Pierre (C40670) - Mention in Despatches - Station Sydney - Award effective 1 January 1946 as per Canada Gazette of that date and AFRO 82/46 dated 25 January 1946.  Home in Montreal; enlisted there 21 January 1941.

 

On February 15, 1945, a hangar at this station was completely destroyed by fire which resulted from an explosion caused by the accidental dropping of a depth charge from a bombed-up aircraft.  This officer, as Medical Officer, was one of the first to arrive at the scene of the fire and explosion and with little regard to personal safety entered the blazing hangar, despite the fact there was exploding ammunition on all sides and three other bombed-up burning aircraft in the hangar.  He assisted in the removal of several of the more seriously injured and returned with these patients to the hospital.  Due to his efforts, both in rescue from the hangar and subsequent treatment the number of casualties was reduced.

 

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JEFFERY, F/O Frederick Emmett McGill (J29068) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.432 Squadron - Award effective 15 March 1945 as per London Gazette dated 27 March 1945 and AFRO 1127/45 dated 6 July 1945.  Born 1924 in Vancouver; home there (student); enlisted there 15 July 1942.  Trained at No.2 ITS (graduated 19 December 1942), No.2 EFTS (graduated 19 March 1943) and No.12 SFTS (graduated 6 August 1943).  Commissioned August 1943.  No citation other than "completed...many successful operations against the enemy in which [he has] displayed high skill, fortitude and devotion to duty."  DHist file 181.009 D.5557 (RG.24 Vol.20668) has recommendation dated 23 November 1944 when he had flown 26 sorties (135 hours 40 minutes), 24 July to 18 November 1944.


This officer has proven himself an outstanding captain of aircraft.  Throughout his tour he has displayed great keenness for flying, and his willing co-operation has been apparent at all times.  His coolness in the face of danger and devotion to duty in completing twenty-six successful sorties, is deserving of the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross (Non-Immediate).

 

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JEFFREY, F/L George David (J23059) - Air Force Cross - No.2 EFTS - Award effective 5 May 1944 as per London Gazette and AFRO 1133/44 dated 26 May 1944. Enlisted in Vancouver, 27 February 1941.  Trained at No.2 ITS (graduated 23 May 1941), No.2 EFTS (graduated 14 July 1941), and No.11 SFTS (graduated 4 October 1941).  No citation in AFRO or biographical file.  DHist file 181.009 D.2629 (RG.24 Vol.20628) has citation as provided for an investiture.

 

This officer served with distinction as a flying instructor, flight commander and assistant Chief Flying Instructor over a period of two years at this unit.  He has at all times displayed outstanding leadership and devotion to duty, and the successful graduation of courses on schedule during the period has been largely due to this officer's persistent and energetic efforts.

 

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JEFFERY, F/L (now S/L) Richard Henry Cram (C1475) - Commended for Valuable Services in the Air - No.3 FIS - Award effective 1 January 1946 as per Canada Gazette of that date and AFRO 82/46 dated 25 January 1946.  Enlisted in London, Ontario, 2 January 1940.

 

With exemplary application in the discharge of his duties as a Chief Supervisory Officer and a Flying Instructor at an Elementary Flying Training School, this officer has rendered outstanding service in the furtherance of flying training.

 

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JEFFS, Sqn/O Kathleen Lorena (V30102) - Member, Order of the British Empire - Directorate of Supply Administration, AFHQ - Award effective 1 January 1944 as per London Gazette and AFRO 113 dated 21 January 1944 - Born at Brantford, Ontario, 21 January 1897.  Enlisted in Ottawa, 11 February 1942. Began as a dietician in the office of Deputy Director Medical Services.  Nutrition had recently been recognized as being essential to health.  As a Flt/Off. she was appointed Chief Messing Officer with responsibilities for organizing and directing RCAF Messing.  She retired with the rank of Wing Officer (November 1945) at which time some 125 dieticians had served under her in the RCAF.  She died in Ottawa, 31 October 1948.  A portrait of her is known to have been painted - believed by Adam Sherriff-Scott, believed to be at the University of Toronto.

 


Squadron Officer Jeffs, as Chief Messing Officer to the RCAF, has personally reorganized the messing services and established a messing branch of the Women's Division consisting of highly qualified dieticians.  Under her direction a very high standard of Service messing has been achieved which has been an important contribution to the welfare and morale of aircrew training in Canada.  This officer has displayed outstanding ability and energy in the performance of her duties.

 

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JENKINS, Corporal Ernest Jesse (R107445) - British Empire Medal - Croft - Award effective 1 January 1946 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 155/46 dated 15 February 1946.  Home in Asquith, Saskatchewan.  Enlisted 27 June 1941.  Identified in AFRO as "Overseas"; no citation in AFRO or biographical file.  DHist file 181.009 D.4364 (RG.24 Vol.20648) has recommendation dated 2 May 1945.  Although he was merely in charge of the Log Book Section, this was virtually a gallantry award and it is unusual that no official notice was taken of this when gazetting.

 

This airman ACH/GD has been in charge of the aircraft Log Book Section of this station since January 1943.  His outstanding reliability and devotion to duty have been constantly demonstrated both in his assigned duties and in emergency.  An example of his reaction to emergency occurred when Lancaster KB793 crashed about 1/2 mile from the outskirts of Darlington on the night of 14th January 1945.  This airman was visiting friends in town when he heard the aircraft fly over low, and then the sound of the crash.  Seizing a flash-light he ran out of the house, across the fields and ditches, and was the first Service person to arrive at the scene of the crash.  The wreckage was then in flames with the ammunition exploding.  With complete disregard for personal safety he made sure that there were no aircrew members still in the wreckage.  He then took charge of the townspeople who were arriving in large numbers, keeping them safely back from the danger area and preventing the spread of the fire to adjacent farm buildings.  Following the arrival of senior Service personnel he participated in the search of the area for the aircraft crew members until all were located.  It was not until he had been exposed to winter weather without cap or greatcoat for three hours that he was satisfied there was nothing more he could do.

 

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JENKINS, F/O Francis (J9441) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.268 Squadron - Award effective 17 November 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 1/45 dated 5 January 1945.  Born in 1921 in Maine; home in North Bay, Ontario.  Enlisted in North Bay, 12 February 1941; trained at No.3 ITS (graduated 3 July 1941), No.20 EFTS (graduated 13 September 1941) and No.2 SFTS (graduated 19 December 1941).  Commissioned 1941.

 

Flying Officer Jenkins has displayed great skill and courage on reconnaissance missions over enemy occupied territory.  On many occasions considerable anti-aircraft fire has been encountered but Flying Officer Jenkins has executed his task with great resolution and return with valuable information.


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JENKINS, S/L George French (C2189) - Mention in Despatches - Overseas - Award effective 8 June 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 1729/44 dated 11 August 1944.  Home in Thetford Mines, Quebec; enlisted Montreal, 6 June 1940.  No citation in AFRO.

 

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JENNER, Flight Sergeant (now P/O) Raoul De Fontenay (R54093/J15822) - George Medal - No.7 Squadron, RAF - Award effective 26 December 1942 as per London Gazette dated 29 December 1942 and AFRO 232/43 dated 12 February 1943.  Born 1919 in Montreal.  Home in Ottawa (travelling salesman); enlisted there 28 August 1940. Trained at No.1 ITS (graduated 16 September 1940), No.1 WS (graduated 19 January 1941) and No.1 BGS (graduated 15 February 1941).  Applied for Operational Wings, 1 January 1944 while at No.2 BGS; checked at AFHQ 3 January 1944; forwarded to AMAS/Ops on 14 January 1944 who processed application by 18 January 1944 (affirmed).  Wings and certificate sent to No.1 Training Command, 10 February 1944; confirmed by AFRO 410/44, 25 February 1944.  Career ranks as follows: AC2, 28 June 1940; LAC, 16 September 1940; Sergeant, 15 February 1941; commissioned effective 20 August 1942; Flying Officer, 20 February 1943; Flight Lieutenant, 2 August 1944.  Servd postwar on a Short Service Commission (Flying Officer), 28 December 1948 to 3 July 1956.

 

One night in September 1942, Flight Sergeant Jenner was a member of the crew of an aircraft detailed to attack a target at Dusseldorf.  The target was bombed successfully, but whilst still over the objective, the aircraft was repeatedly hit by anti-aircraft fire.  The port inner propeller came off and shortly afterwards the port outer engine fell out.  The petrol tanks were holed in many places during the return journey.  The crew displayed coolness and skill, doing all they could to keep the crippled bomber in the air.  Shortly after crossing the English coast the aircraft crashed in a field and immediately caught fire.  All the crew, with the exception of the rear gunner, managed to extricate themselves.  The whole aircraft was soon blazing fiercely.  Knowing that the fuel tanks might explode any moment, two sergeants re-entered the aircraft in an attempt to rescue the rear gunner. They went right forward to reach the place where they thought he would have been thrown, but a petrol tank exploded and both were killed.  Flight Sergeant Jenner, who had seen his two comrades killed and knew that a further petrol tank might explode, then re-entered the burning fuselage.  He found the rear gunner who was severely burned and succeeded in removing him to safety.  Throughout, this airman displayed extreme courage, fortitude and devotion to duty in keeping with the highest traditions of the Royal Air Force.

 

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JENNINGS, WO Douglas Reid (R153179) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.214 Squadron - Award effective 17 November 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 1/45 dated 5 January 1945.  Home in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia; home there.  Enlisted in Halifax, 31 March 1942.  Trained at No.5 ITS (graduated 10 October 1942), No.1 BGS (graduated 23 December 1942) and No.1 AOS (graduated 5 February 1943).

 

In air operations Warrant Officer Jennings has displayed courage, endurance and devotion to duty of the highest order.

 

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JENNINGS, Sergeant Harold Jack (R85952) - Mention in Despatches - No.405 Squadron - Award effective 1 January 1943 as per London Gazette and AFRO 232/43 dated 12 February 1943.  Born 1914 in Oshawa. Home in Toronto; enlisted there 27 December 1940.  Trained at No.1 WS (graduated 8 November 1941) and No.6 BGS (graduated 8 December 1941).  Commissioned 1942.  No citation to MiD.

 

JENNINGS, P/O Harold Jack (J16817) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.405 Squadron - Award effective 25 June 1943 as per London Gazette dated 6 July 1943 and AFRO 1582/43 dated 13 August 1943.   Cited with S/L L.E. Logan (RCAF, DFC) and Sergeant D.V. Smith (RCAF, DFM).  Shot down, 12 March 1943.  Evaded capture after "miraculous escape from the enemy."  No.405 Squadron ORB entry of 27 June 1943 refers.  See Logan for citation to DFC.

 

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JENNINGS, S/L John Earl (C2428) - Commended for Valuable Services in the Air - No.7 Bombing and Gunnery School - Award effective 1 January 1945 as per Canada Gazette of that date and AFRO 89/45 dated 19 January 1945.  Enlisted in London, Ontario, 15 August 1940.

 

This officer, who has been employed as a staff pilot for four years and recently as officer in charge of flying at this school, has at all times executed his duties most skilfully.  His dependability and service attitude have been an excellent example to junior officers.  He has the interests of the Service at heart and has proven himself to be a most reliable and conscientious pilot and leader.

 

JENNINGS, S/L John Earl (C2428) - Air Force Cross - No.7 Bombing and Gunnery School - Award effective 1 January 1946 as per Canada Gazette of that date and AFRO 82/46 dated 25 January 1946.  Governor General's Records (RG.7 Group 26 Volume 59, file 190-I, dossier 8) has citation.  When recommended he had flown 1,457 hours (as of August 1944).

 

This officer served as a staff pilot for four years before being posted to this unit as Officer Commanding Flying.  His dependability and service attitude have been excellent examples for junior officers to follow.  He has the interests of the service at heart and can be relied upon under all circumstances to perform difficult assignments in a most capable manner.

 


NOTE: On 27 May 1943, during a routine flight at No.8 BGS (Bolingbroke 10078) he had two trainees and one passenger.  Accident report read, "Pilot states he joined circuit at about 1,500 feet, changed gas cocks from 87 to 100 octane tanks and prepared to land. At about 1,000 feet port engine failed.  Aircraft would not maintain altitude on one engine and pilot was forced to land aircraft in a wheat field about 1/4 mile northeast aerodrome with undercarriage retracted."  Accident attributed to poor design of gas cocks.

 

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JENNINGS, P/O Warring Laird (J3117) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.57 Squadron - Award effective 15 November 1941 as per London Gazette dated 21 November 1941 and AFRO 1463/41 dated 5 December 1941.  Born in Hamilton, 1918; home there. Enlisted in Hamilton, 27 March 1940.  Trained at No.1 ITS, No.1 AOS, No.1 BGS and No.1 ANS.  Graduated from No.1 ANS, Rivers, 30 December 1940.  Commissioned November 1940.

 

This officer as air observer has participated in attacks against a wide range of enemy targets.  He has set a very high standard as navigator, specializing in astro navigation which he has brought to the highest degree of accuracy.  Despite enemy opposition he has always shown himself to be a most careful and determined bomb aimer. By his accuracy and perseverance Pilot Officer Jennings has contributed materially to the successes obtained.

 

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JENNINGS, F/O Welland Thomas (J85173) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.90 Squadron - Award effective 27 October 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 2637/44 dated 8 December 1944.  Born 1917 in Fort Garry, Manitoba; served in Army one year. Enlisted in Winnipeg, 15 May 1941. Trained at No.4 ITS (graduated 3 August 1941), No.5 EFTS (graduated 29 September 1941) and No.7 SFTS (graduated 19 December 1941).

 

One night in September 1944 this officer was pilot of an aircraft detailed for a mine-laying operation.  When more than 200 miles from the target the aircraft came under anti-aircraft fire and was hit.  The starboard mainplane, aileron and flap were damaged, making the aircraft difficult to control.  Some airspeed was lost. Nevertheless, Flying Officer Jennings flew on to the target to complete his task and afterwards returned to base where he made a safe landing under difficult conditions.  His determination was typical of that which he has shown throughout his tour.

 

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JENSEN, F/L Aage Koldbye (C8010) - Mention in Despatches - Overseas Headquarters (attached No.42 Group) - Award effective 1 January 1945 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 337/45 dated 23 February 1945.  Enlisted in Winnipeg, 17 October 1941.  No citation.

 


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JENSEN, P/O Bent Herbst (J92115) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.433 Squadron - Award effective 5 June 1945 per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 1147/45 dated 13 July 1945.  Born in Copenhagen, Denmark; home there (glass cutter).  Enlisted in Montreal, 24 September 1942. Trained at No.3 ITS (graduated 29 May 1943), No.11 EFTS (graduated 24 July 1943) and No.8 SFTS (graduated 12 November 1943).  Commissioned 1944.

 

This officer has proved a most reliable captain of aircraft and has displayed exceptional skill and courage in air operations.  In March 1945, he was detailed to attack Bottrop.  On the completion of his bombing run the aircraft was attacked and severely damaged by anti-aircraft fire.  Two engines were rendered unserviceable.  The mid-upper and front gun turrets were put out of action.  The hydraulic gear was rendered inoperative and a number of flying instruments were made unusable.  Despite this, Pilot Officer Jensen flew back to an airfield in this country and executed a masterly landing.  In the face of most difficult circumstances this officer displayed superb captaincy, high courage and great skill.

 

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JENSEN, F/O John Christian (C10902) - Mention in Despatches - Station Prince Rupert (now 3 PRC Overseas) - Award effective 8 June 1944 as per London Gazette and AFRO 1380/44 dated 30 June 1944.  Born at Elk River, Iowa; educated at Carmangay, Alberta, Provincial Normal Institute of Technology (Calgary), University of Alberta, and Queen's University.  Enlisted in Edmonton, 18 December 1940.

 

This Education Officer has demonstrated a sincere and zealous application to his duties and has done much in the organization and instruction of airmen on many educational subjects.  His conscientious influence and sincere attitude has done much to build up confidence in his pupils.

 

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JENSEN, P/O Morton Glenis (J17291) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.405 Squadron - Award effective 4 October 1943 as per London Gazette dated 19 October 1943 and AFRO 2322/43 dated 12 November 1943.  Born in Alberta, 1916; home in Bristol, Gloucester.  Enlisted in Vancouver, 9 June 1941. Trained at No.4 ITS (graduated 23 September 1941), No.5 EFTS (graduated 21 November 1941) and No.12 SFTS (graduated 10 April 1942).  Commissioned 1943.

 

A fearless and reliable pilot, this officer has taken part in many operational sorties over heavily defended targets.  At all times he has shown great determination and skill in pressing home his attacks, often in the face of heavy opposition.

 

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JENSEN, P/O William Talbot (J89320) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.433 Squadron - Award effective 10 May 1945 as per London Gazette dated 25 May 1945 and AFRO 1291/45 dated 10 August 1945.  Born in London, Ontario, 1923; home there (student).  Enlisted in London, Ontario, 4 April 1942.  Trained at No.5 ITS (graduated 10 October 1942), No.10 EFTS (graduated 10 January 1943) and No.2 SFTS (graduated 11 June 1943).  Commissioned September 1944.  No citation other than "completed...numerous operations against the enemy in the course of which [he has] invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty."  DHist file 181.009 D.2610 (RG.24 Vol.20627) has recommendation dated 15 January 1945 when he had flown 31 sorties (176 hours 15 minutes), 12 August to 26 December 1944.

 

This officer has, since August 1944, completed thirty-one sorties against some of the most heavily defended targets in France and Germany.

 

Pilot Officer Jensen has proven himself to be one of the finest and most consistent operators ever to serve with this squadron.  He has at all times displayed a fearless brand of courage that, coupled with his superb airmanship and cheerful confidence, has set an example of the highest order, not only to his crew, but to the squadron in general.

 

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JENVEY, F/L Donald Edward (J11309) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.440 Squadron - Award effective 2 March 1945 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 802/45 dated 11 May 1945.  Born 9 January 1921, West Oxford, Ontario.  Home in Ingersoll, Ontario. Radio mechanic and Ordinary Seaman, RCNVR, 1940-41.  Enlisted in London, Ontario, 4 August 1941.  Trained at No.1 ITS (graduated 7 November 1941), No.10 EFTS (graduated 2 January 1942) and No.6 SFTS (graduated 24 April 1942 and commissioned).  Instructed at No.14 SFTS, 16 July 1942 to 15 July 1943; promoted to Flying Officer, 24 October 1942.  Posted to No.1 OTU, Bagotville, 16 July 1943, completeing course on 2 October 1943; arrived in Britain, 9 November 1943; further trained at No.59 OTU (2 December 1943 to 25 January 1944) and No. 57 OTU (26 January to 2 May 1944; promoted to Flight Lieutenant on 24 April 1944); at No.3 Tactical Evaluation Unit, 2 May to 24 June 1944; to No.83 Group, 25 June 1944; to No.440 Squadron, 30 June 1944. 1942.  Shot down on 29 December 1944 (Typhoon RB201) and evaded capture until 25 March 1945 when he was taken prisoner; he was killed attemting to escape.

 

Flight Lieutenant Jenvey is a skilful and tenacious fighter.  He has completed a large number of sorties against a variety of targets and throughout his determination has been exceptional.  During a short period towards the end of December, 1944, Flight Lieutenant Jenvey led the squadron on a number of sorties over the battle zone.  In these operations more than forty mechanical vehicles were destroyed and a large number damaged.  Much of the success achieved can be attributed to the skilful leadership of Flight Lieutenant Jenvey, who also shot down a Messerschmitt 109.

 


JENVEY, F/L Donald Edward, DFC (J11309) - Mention in Despatches - No.440 Squadron - (deceased) - Award effective 13 June 1946 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 726/46 dated 26 July 1946. 

 

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JERRY, Sergeant (now P/O) Thomas (R193667/J88412) - Distinguished Flying Medal - No.428 Squadron - Award effective 3 October 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 2637/44 dated 8 December 1944.  Born Toronto, 1918; home in Beeton, Ontario.  Formerly in Royal Canadian Artillery.  Enlisted in Toronto, 18 September 1942.  Trained at No.3 BGS (graduated 25 June 1943).

 

As mid-upper gunner this airman has participated in many operational missions.  He has invariably displayed the finest qualities of courage and determination and his devotion to duty has been unfailing.

 

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JESSEE, F/O James Pyle (J26908) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.184 Squadron - Award effective 13 January 1945 as per London Gazette dated 23 January 1945 and AFRO 471/45 dated 16 March 1945.  Home in Vancouver; enlisted in Toronto, 2 August 1941. Trained at No.3 ITS (graduated 12 November 1941), No.22 EFTS (graduated 31 January 1942), and No.9 SFTS (graduated 5 June 1942).  Killed at Estevan, Saskatchewan, 15 September 1946, in the crash of a Dakota that took 21 lives,

 

This officer has completed a large number of operational missions which have included bombing attacks and fighter patrols.  He took a very active part in attacks before and during the invasion of Normandy.  He has invariably displayed the highest degree of skill, courage and determination in pressing home his attacks.

 

NOTE: Public Records Office Air 2/9043 has recommendation dated 6 November 1944 when he had flown 105 sorties (160 operational hours); text is much more detailed that the one published:

 

Flight Lieutenant J.P. Jessee has completed 105 operational sorties, with a total of 160 hours. He completed 58 hours on Kittyhawks in the Aleutian Islands of which 18 were bombing attacks and 40 patrols. He has operated against European targets since April 1944, taking a very active part in the attacks subsequent to D Day and in the Battle of Normandy. His European sorties include three "No Ball" targets, four dive bombing and 90 rocket projectile missions. He has invariably displayefd the highest degree of skill and courage in pressing home his attacks. By his coolness and determination in the face of opposition he has set an outstanding example to the men he leads.

 

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JESSIMAN, P/O (now F/O) William Herkis (J10390) - Commended for Valuable Services in the Air - Conversion Training Squadron - Awarded 1 January 1943 as per London Gazette and AFRO 55/43 dated 15 January 1943.  Born at Fort William, Ontario, 9 October 1915.  Enlisted at Fort William, 4 June 1940. Trained at No.1 ITS (graduated 20 July 1940), No.2 EFTS (graduated 14 September 1940) and No.4 SFTS (graduated 18 November 1940).   Killed in action, 1 March 1944 with No.400 Squadron (Mustang AP191); buried in France.

 

This officer has done very fine work as a flying instructor.  His attention to duty, skill as a pilot and his initiative in instructing on advanced and service aircraft have been marked.  This officer has completed 1,270 hours of instructional flying and has a total flying time of 1,471 hours. 

 

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JESSUP, P/O Clifford Gerald (J46883) - Air Force Cross - Eastern Air Command Meteorological Flight - Award effective 21 April 1945 as per London Gazette dated 24 April 1945 and AFRO 802/45 dated 11 May 1945.  Born in Cache Bay, Ontario, 3 November 1916.  Enlisted in North Bay, 9 January 1941.  Went to No.1 Manning Depot (19 March to 24 April 1941) and No.4 Manning Depot (25 April to 4 May 1941).  Trained at No.1 WS, Montreal (24 June to 7 November 1941; graduated 8 November 1941) and No.3 BGS (graduated 8 December 1941).  To No.120 Squadron (17-20 December 1941) and No.119 Squadron (30 December 1941 to 6 October 1943).  To Station Yarmouth, 6 October 1943 to 24 September 1945.  Served in postwar RCAF.  AC2, 9 January 1941; LAC, 25 July 1941;Sergeant, 8 December 1941; FS, 8 June 1942; WO2, 8 December 1942; P/O 20 March 1943; F/O 20 September 1944.  Governor General's Records (RG.7 Group 26 Volume 58, file 190-I, dossier 6) has citation.  When recommended he had flown 2,020 hours, 824 of them operational (168 sorties).

 

Throughout a long period on operational and meteorological flying this officer has proved himself to be a most efficient and resolute wireless operator and crew member.  He has flown hundreds of hours on operational and meteorological flights under difficult and hazardous weather conditions and has at all times demonstrated his keenness and devotion to duty which is worthy of the highest praise.

 

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JEWITT, F/L John Harold (J14310) - Mention in Despatches - Overseas - Award effective 1 January 1946 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 155/46 dated 15 February 1946.  Home in Woodroffe (Ottawa), Ontario.  Enlisted in Hamilton, 26 August 1940. Trained at No.1 ITS (graduated 9 December 1940), No.10 EFTS (graduated 28 January 1941) and No.5 SFTS (graduated 10 April 1941)

 

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JEWSBURY, F/L Herbert Charles (C5582) - Commended for Valuable Services in the Air - No.7 Bombing and Gunnery School - Award effective 28 May 1943 as per London Gazette of that date, Canada Gazette dated 2 June 1943, and AFRO 1459/43 dated 30 July 1943.  Born in Dauphin, Manitoba; educated and home in Brandon, Manitoba.  Enlisted at Camp Borden, 1 November 1939.  Trained at Trenton and Camp Borden, graduating 15 February 1940.  Governor General's Records (RG.7 Group 26, Volume 57, File 190-I) has citation.

 

Flight Lieutenant Jewsbury has done exceptionally fine work as a Staff Pilot.  Through his untiring efforts as a Staff Pilot and later as a Flight Commander, he has set an excellent example to those under him.  His energetic and efficient manner is commendable.  His total flying time is 1,215 hours, 495 of which were flown in 1942. 

 

JEWSBURY, S/L Herbert Charles (C5582) - Air Force Cross - No.7 BGS - Award effective 10 June 1944 as per Canada Gazette of that date and AFRO 1380/44 dated 30 June 1944.  Described as having completed 1,967 flying hours, 249 hours in previous six months.

 

This officer has served as a staff pilot at various units for the past four years.  He has completed his long tour of duty with untiring effort and devotion  and has been an excellent example to those serving under him.  His leadership and skill as a pilot is of an exceptionally high order.

 

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