Biography

Birth date: 24 February 1917
Birth place: Australia: Queensland, Brisbane
Final rank: Squadron Leader
Service number: 270520 - Second World War, 1939-1945
520 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • 8 Wing RAAF
  • No. 75 Squadron

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Unit: No. 75 Squadron
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Honours and Awards : Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Unit: 8 Wing RAAF
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

013171

1942-09-03. AMONG THIS GROUP OF PILOTS NOW OPERATING IN NEW GUINEA ARE MEN WHO FLEW WITH THE FAMOUS RAAF DESERT SQUADRON IN THE MIDDLE EAST. THE OFFICER STANDING ON THE EXTREME LEFT (WEARING A SOLAR HELMET,) IS SQUADRON LEADER JACKSON, ONE OF THE OUTSTANDING PILOTS OF THE MIDDLE EAST. (NEGATIVE BY...

013171

013319

1942-10-01. NEW GUINEA. MILNE BAY. AUSTRALIAN FIGHTER PILOTS SQUADRON LEADER TRUSCOTT, D.F.C. AND SQUADRON LEADER L. JACKSON AFTER THE UNSUCCESSFUL JAPANESE ATTACK ON MILNE BAY. TRUSCOTT BECAME WELL- KNOWN AS A FIGHTER PILOT IN ENGLAND WHILE JACKSON HAS EARNED A HIGH REPUTATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

013319

011953

1942-01. WESTERN DESERT. SGT. PILOTS W. CARSON, AND K. CARSON, BROTHERS, AND ED. JACKSON FLIGHT LEADER OF NO. 2 RAAF AND COUSIN TO THE OTHER TWO CHAPS. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

011953

011954

1942-01. WESTERN DESERT. SGT. PILOTS W. CARSON AND K. CARSON, BROTHERS, AND ED. JACKSON FLIGHT LEADER OF NO. 2 RAAF AND COUSIN TO THE OTHER TWO CHAPS. (NEGATIVE BY D. PARER).

011954

026588

SQUADRON LEADER L. JACKSON, COMMANDING OFFICER OF NO. 75 (KITTYHAWK FIGHTER) SQUADRON RAAF.

026588

026642

MILNE BAY, PAPUA. 1942-09. COMMANDING OFFICERS OF FAMOUS RAAF SQUADRONS AT MILNE BAY. LEFT TO RIGHT:- WING-COMMANDER J.R. BALMER, COMMANDING 1ST AUSTRALIAN BEAUFORT TORPEDO-BOMBER SQUADRON; SQUADRON LEADER "BLUEY" K.W. TRUSCOTT, COMMANDING 76 KITTYHAWK FIGHTER SQUADRON; AND SQUADRON LEADER LES...

026642

026643

MILNE BAY, PAPUA. 1942-09. COMMANDING OFFICERS OF FAMOUS RAAF SQUADRONS. LEFT TO RIGHT:- WING-COMMANDER J.R. BALMER, COMMANDING NO 100 SQUADRON, THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN BEAUFORT TORPEDO-BOMBER SQUADRON TO GO INTO ACTION; SQUADRON LEADER "BLUEY" K.W. TRUSCOTT, COMMANDING NO 76 KITTYHAWK FIGHTER...

026643

026655

MILNE BAY, PAPUA. 1942-09. FIGHTER PILOTS OF THE RAAF STANDING BY AT THEIR AIRFIELD. LEFT TO RIGHT:- PILOT OFFICER BRUCE BROWN; SQUADRON LEADER L. JACKSON, 75 SQUADRON; FLIGHT LIEUTENANT V. SULLIVAN, 76 SQUADRON; FLIGHT LIEUTENANT L. WINTON, SERGEANT R. G. RIDDELL, 75 SQUADRON

026655

026656

MILNE BAY, PAPUA. 1942-09. IN THE LUNCH TENT ON THE "STRIP" AS THE MILNE BAY AIRFIELD IS CALLED. LEFT TO RIGHT:- SQUADRON LEADER LES JACKSON, COMMANDING OFFICER OF NO. 75 FIGHTER SQUADRON RAAF, SQUADRON LEADER K.W. TRUSCOTT, COMMANDING OFFICER OF NO. 76 FIGHTER SQUADRON RAAF. FLYING OFFICER DEAN...

026656

128131

Pilots of 75 Squadron at Port Moresby walk from their aircraft. Identified, left to right: Flight Lieutenant Lex D'Arcy Winten; Squadron Leader L D Jackson, Commanding Officer of the squadron; Flight Lieutenant J W W Piper and Flying Officer Peter Addison Masters. (RAAF - AUS346)

128131

OG1389

NOEMFOOR ISLAND, DUTCH NEW GUINEA. 1944-07-03. WING COMMANDER L. D. JACKSON DFC (LEFT), WING LEADER OF NO. 78 (FIGHTER) WING RAAF WHO PILOTED THE FIRST AIRCRAFT TO LAND ON KAMIRI AIRSTRIP AND FLIGHT LIEUTENANT ROGER KIMPTON, RAAF, OF MELBOURNE, VIC (RIGHT), WHO FLEW THE SECOND ALLIED AIRCRAFT TO...

OG1389

Film

Milne Bay

Milne Bay, New Guinea, 20 September 1942. Major-General C.A. Clowes, DSO, MC, GOC Milne Force, Squadron-Leaders K.W. Truscott, DFC, and L.D. Jackson are shown in this film, together with shots of captured Japanese equipment, climate and terrain conditions; the capsized M. Anshun; Kittyhawks of 75...

F01216

Island target

This is a general release film produced by the Department of Information using historical film footage. For the purpose of continuity in this some scenes may be out of historical sequence, because of this it is not possible to identify location and date accurately. Scenes include; P40 Kittyhawks of...

F01260

Timeline

Date of birth 1917-02-24
Date of discharge 1946-02-08