Squadron Leader Eric George Delancey Jarman

Service number 404507
Ranks Held Pilot Officer, Squadron Leader
Birth Date 13 May 1915
Death Date 28 April 1944
Death Place Germany
Final Rank Squadron Leader
Service Royal Australian Air Force
Units
  • No. 460 Squadron
  • No. 5 Squadron (RAF)
Place Germany
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1942-05-15
Description

Squadron Leader Eric George Delancey Jarman enlisted to the Royal Australian Air Force on 13 September 1940. After undergoing his elementary and service flying training in Queensland, he went on to complete his operational training in England. In October 1941, Squadron Leader Jarman was posted to 75 Squadron, Royal Air Force. With this unit, he completed his first operational tour, piloting Wellington bomber aircraft in strategic bombing operations against Germany and enemy-occupied France. In May 1942, Squadron Leader Jarman was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his coolness, courage and determination in a raid on Cologne, Germany. During this raid, his aircraft was hit by flak and attacked by an enemy fighter. However, he was able to land his damaged plane in England, despite one member of his crew being killed and two others wounded. Squadron Leader Jarman commenced his second operational tour with 460 Squadron in March 1944. On 28 April 1944, Squadron Leader Jarman died in a flying battle over Germany. He is buried at Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany.

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Date of birth 13 May 1915
Date of enlistment 13 September 1940
Date of death 28 April 1944