Biography

Birth date: 03 April 1907
Birth place: Australia: Queensland, Brisbane
Final rank: Group Captain
Service number: 44 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • Royal Australian Air Force
  • No. 9 Squadron
  • No. 10 Squadron
  • No. 11 Squadron

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Royal Australian Air Force
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: Royal Australian Air Force
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Officer of the Order of the British Empire

  • Unit: Royal Australian Air Force
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Art (1)
Sound (2)

Art

Wing Commander J. Alexander C.O., No.10 Squadron

This is a portrait of Air Commodore James Alexander OBE (b.3 April 1907), service number O319 (1343, 44). It was painted by official war artist, Colin Colahan, when Alexander held the position of Commanding Officer of the No.10 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force.

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Sound

Interview with Air Commodore James Alexander OBE, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 1929-1957, by David Wilson

A transcript of this recording may be available. For further information please contact the Sound section.

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Air Commodore James Alexander OBE, Royal Australian Air Force 1929-1957 [Memoir]

James Alexander records his memoirs, including his service in the RAAF from 1929-1957.

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Timeline

Date of birth 1907-04-03
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 1929 Cadet.
Other units 1935 Served on HMAS Australia.
Other units 1939-09-25 Commanding Officer of No 11 Squadron.
Other units 1941-06-05 No 9 Squadron.
Other units 1942 Commanding Officer No 10 Squadron.
Date promoted 1942-01-01 Acting group captain.
Date promoted 1942-05-11 Group captain.
Other units 1943-02-10 Commanding Officer RAF Station Mount Batten.
Other units 1950 Director of RAAF intelligence.
Other units 1955 Air Officer Commanding RAAF Station Richmond.
Other 1957 Retired.