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James Roy "Jimmy" Cullen was born on 1 May 1919 in Waihi, New Zealand. He joined No. 486 Squadron in December 1942. He was awarded a DFC on 17 November 1944, and following a rest from operations he was posted in February 1945 to command No. 183 Squadron on Typhoons.

On 4 May his Typhoon was hit by Flak obliging him to force land on Fehman Island, where he was captured. He was freed a few days later when hostilites ceased, returning to his squadron until October. A Bar to his DFC was gazetted on 26 June 1945.

JImmy Cullen died on 14 June 1970.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cullen's victories in Tempest

Date of Claim Type Claimed Aircraft Serial No. Location of Claim Unit
18 June 1944 V-1 SA-Y (JN758)   Rye 486 Sqn
23 June 1944 1/2 x V-1 SA-V (JN770)  Beachy Head 486 Sqn
25 June 1944 V-1 SA-V (JN770) SW Redhill 486 Sqn
25 June 1944 V-1 SA-V (JN770) SW Headcorn 486 Sqn
29 June 1944 V-1 SA-P (JN810) off Shoreham 486 Sqn
3 July 1944 V-1 SA-R (JN863) Hastings 486 Sqn
4 July 1944 V-1 SA-V (JN770) 4-6m N Hastings 486 Sqn
7 July 1944 V-1 SA-Q (EJ527) SE Beachy Head 486 Sqn
8 July 1944 V-1 SA-V (JN770) Dungeness Point 486 Sqn
9 July 1944 V-1 SA-W (JN873) S Lloyd 486 Sqn
9 July 1944 V-1 SA-W (JN873) S Bexhill 486 Sqn
14 July 1944 V-1 SA-V (JN770) N Hastings 486 Sqn
18 July 1944 1/2 x V-1 SA-V (JN770) W Tenterden 486 Sqn
18 July 1944 1/2 x V-1 SA-V (JN770) 10m N Rye 486 Sqn
22 July 1944 V-1 SA-S (EJ537) nr Sevenoaks 486 Sqn
22 July 1944 V-1 SA-X (EJ523) N Rye 486 Sqn
26 July 1944 1/4 x V-1 SA-V (JN770) 8m N Pevensey 486 Sqn
27 August 1944 V-1 SA-V (JN770) Tenterden 486 Sqn

 

Sources:
Aces High Vol. 2 by Christopher Shores



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