Biography

Birth date: 13 November 1920
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, North Sydney
Death date: 28 May 1992
Death place: Australia: Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore
Final rank: Wing Commander
Service number: O3104 - Korea, 1950-1953
584 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Units:
  • 8 Wing RAAF
  • No. 77 Squadron
  • No. 5 Squadron

Rolls and Awards

Honours and Awards : Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross

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

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Service Order

  • Unit: No. 77 Squadron
  • Conflict: Korea, 1950-1953

Honours and Awards : United States Air Medal

  • Unit: No. 77 Squadron
  • Conflict: Korea, 1950-1953

Honours and Awards : Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Unit: No. 5 Squadron
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

JK0426

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1952. MR GEORGE W. HOLLAND, FEDERAL PRESIDENT OF THE RSL, BEING MET BY THE CO OF NO.77 SQUADRON RAAF, WING COMMANDER JACK KINNINMONT DFC AND BAR, ON ARRIVAL BY RAAF AIRCRAFT IN KOREA.

JK0426

JK0423

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1952-09. AIRMAN FIRST CLASS JOHN BEATTY, USAF, A COOK OF THE 67TH FOOD SERVICE SQUADRON, SERVES GROUP CAPTAIN A. G. CARR, AUSTRALIAN FLYING CORPS, OFFICER COMMANDING 91ST COMPOSITE WING IN JAPAN, COLONEL R., A. BERG, CO OF THE 67TH TECHNICAL RECONNAISSANCE WING , AIR...

JK0423

JK0457

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1952-10. AIR VICE-MARSHAL J.E. HANCOCK, GROUP CAPTAIN A.G. CARR AND WING COMMANDER JACK KINNINMONT INSPECT ROCKETS USED BY NO. 77 SQUADRON, RAAF.

JK0457

JK0417

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1952-09. DURING HIS VISIT TO NO. 77 SQUADRON, RAAF IN KOREA, AIR VICE-MARSHAL J. HEWITT SHOWED KEEN INTEREST IN THE VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE UNIT. FLIGHT SERGEANT JOHN VICTOR, NCO IN CHARGE OF ARMAMENT SECTION, GROUP CAPTAIN A.G. CARR, AUSTRALIAN FLYING CORPS, OFFICER COMMANDING...

JK0417

JK0455A

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1952-10. ROCKETS USED BY NO. 77 SQUADRON, RAAF, IN KOREA WERE A POINT OF INTEREST. L TO R: WING COMMANDER JACK KINNINMONT, DFC, CO OF 77 SQUADRON., AIR VICE-MARSHAL J.E. HANCOCK, GROUP CAPTAIN C.T. HANNAH, SQUADRON LEADER IAN PARKER, DEPUTY CO OF 77 SQUADRON AND FLIGHT...

JK0455A

JK0420

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1952-10. C.O. OF NO.77 SQUADRON RAAF, WING COMMANDER JACK KINNINMONT, CLIMBS INTO THE COCKPIT OF HIS METEOR JET AIRCRAFT FOR ANOTHER RAID ON COMMUNIST TERRITORY IN KOREA.

JK0420

JK0450

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1952-10. AIR VICE-MARSHAL J.E. HANCOCK BEING GREETED ON HIS ARRIVAL IN KOREA BY WING COMMANDER JACK KINNINMONT, DFC, CO NO. 77 SQUADRON RAAF.

JK0450

JK0461

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1952-10. DURING HIS VISIT TO NO. 77 SQUADRON RAAF, AIR VICE MARSHAL J.E. HANCOCK WAS GIVEN A PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION OF US ARMY ANTI AIRCRAFT DEFENCES. HE IS SHOWN WITH LIEUTENANT COLONEL WERNER LARSON, COMMANDER OF THE NORTH WEST ANTI AIRCRAFT SECTOR IN KOREA, GROUP CAPTAIN...

JK0461

JK0553

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1952-12-01. AUSTRALIAN MINISTER FOR AIR AND NAVY, THE HONOURABLE WILLIAM MCMAHON, SHOWS KEEN INTEREST IN WING COMMANDER JACK KINNINMONT, DFC, DEMONSTRATING HOW THE LIFE JACKET IS WORN.

JK0553

JK1022

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1953-01-13. THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF NO 77 SQUADRON RAAF WING COMMANDER J.R. KINNINMONT (LEFT) GREETS THE NEW COMMANDING OFFICER SQUADRON LEADER J.W. HUBBLE ON HIS ARRIVAL.

JK1022

JK1023

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1953-01-20. THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF NO. 77 SQUADRON RAAF WING COMMANDER J.R. KINNINMONT (SEATED) SIGNS OVER CONTROL OF THE SQUADRON TO THE NEW COMMANDING OFFICER, SQUADRON LEADER J.W. HUBBLE.

JK1023

JK0463

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA. 1952. FOOD BOUGHT BY MEMBERS OF NO. 77 SQUADRON RAAF IN KOREA IS DISTRIBUTED TO PATIENTS OF THE SEOUL ORPHAN CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BY FLIGHT LIEUTENANT JIM MORRISON (LEFT), THE SQUADRON MEDICAL OFFICER AND WING COMMANDER JACK KINNINMONT DFC, COMMANDING OFFICER OF NO. 77 SQUADRON.

JK0463

JK0548

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1952-12-01. THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF NO. 77 SQUADRON, RAAF, WING COMMANDER J.R. KINNINMONT DEMONSTRATES A 'BONE DOME' FLYING HELMET TO THE MINISTER FOR AIR, THE HONOURABLE WILLIAM MCMAHON DURING HIS VISIT TO THE SQUADRON.

JK0548

JK0421

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1952-09. THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF NO. 77 SQUADRON RAAF, WING COMMANDER JACK KINNINMONT, TAXIS OUT FOR TAKEOFF WITH A FULL LOAD OF ROCKETS FOR DELIVERY TO THE COMMUNISTS. HIS PENNANT PAINTED ON THE SIDE OF HIS AIRCRAFT (A77-643) DISTINGUISHES IT FROM OTHER METEORS USED BY THE...

JK0421

P00675.112

CLARK AIR BASE, PHILIPPINES, 1962. GROUP CAPTAIN J.R. (KONGO) KINNINMONT, DSO, DFC AND BAR, RAAF, WITH COLONEL KILLIAN AND MAJOR-GENERAL HOLTON, USAF. (DONOR: R. TREBILCO)

P00675.112

P00101.001

Group portrait of pilots of No 77 Squadron RAAF. Identified from left to right, standing: O22045 Flying Officer (FO) John David Alford; O4425 Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Donald Hillier (missing on flying operations over Korea on 8 March 1953 and presumed killed in action); O5833 Squadron Leader (Sqn...

P00101.001

JK0470

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1952. LINED UP READY FOR TAKE OFF WING COMMANDER JACK KINNINMONT, DFC, COMMANDING OFFICER OF NO. 77 SQUADRON IN KOREA WAITS FOR HIS METEOR JET TO GAIN REVS BEFORE THE START OF A STRIKE.

JK0470

JK0464

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA. 1952. FRESH APPLES, PART OF A GIFT OF FOOD PROVIDED BY MEMBERS OF NO. 77 SQUADRON RAAF, ARE DISTRIBUTED BY THE SQUADRON MEDICAL OFFICER, FLIGHT LIEUTENANT JIM MORRISON (RIGHT) AND THE COMMANDING OFFICER, WING COMMANDER JACK KINNINMONT D.F.C. (LEFT) TO PATIENTS OF THE SEOUL...

JK0464

JK0606

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1952-07. A PRETTY SIGHT AS THE METEORS OF NO. 77 SQUADRON RAAF RETURN TO THEIR LINES AFTER A STRIKE IN THE NORTH KOREAN AREA LED BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER, WING COMMANDER J. KINNINMONT, DFC.

JK0606

JK0361

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA, 1952-08. GENERAL W. BRIDGEFORD, ACCOMPANIED BY WING COMMANDER JACK KINNINMONT (RIGHT), COMMANDING OFFICER OF NO. 77 SQUADRON RAAF IN KOREA, AND GROUP CAPTAIN ANTHONY CARR, AFC (LEFT) OFFICER COMMANDING NO. 91 (COMPOSITE) WING RAAF INSPECT THE FAMOUS METEOR JET SQUADRON IN KOREA.

JK0361

JK0575

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA. 1952-12. UNPACKING ONE OF THE MANY CASES OF WARM CLOTHING SENT TO THE ORPHAN CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN SEOUL FOLLOWING AN APPEAL RUN BY HOYTS OZONE THEATRE CIRCUIT IN ADELAIDE IS DR. HAR YOUNG CHU, THE KOREAN DOCTOR IN CHARGE OF THE HOSPITAL. ONE OF THE KOREAN NURSES AND WING...

JK0575

JK0360

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA, 1952-08. AUSTRALIAN COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF BRITISH COMMONWEALTH FORCES, KOREA (BCFK), LIEUTENANT GENERAL W. BRIDGEFORD WITH WING COMMANDER JACK KINNINMONT, COMMANDING OFFICER OF NO.77 SQUADRON RAAF IN KOREA, LEAVE THE UNIT'S OPERATION AND CREW ROOM DURING A RECENT INSPECTION OF...

JK0360

JK0554

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1952-12-01. THE MINISTER FOR AIR, THE HONOURABLE WILLIAM MCMAHON INSPECTING THE HIGH EXPLOSIVE ROCKETS USED BY THE PILOTS OF NO. 77 SQUADRON RAAF AGAINST COMMUNIST TARGETS. LEFT TO RIGHT, GROUP CAPTAIN A.G. CARR, THE MINISTER; GROUP CAPTAIN D. CHAPMAN; AND WING COMMANDER JACK...

JK0554

JK0605

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1952-07. A PRETTY SIGHT AS THE METEORS OF NO. 77 SQUADRON RAAF, LED BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER WING COMMANDER J. KINNINMONT, DFC, RETURN TO THEIR LINES AFTER A STRIKE INTO NORTH KOREA.

JK0605

JK0580

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA. 1952-12. A LITTLE KOREAN GIRL GETS A HELPING HAND FROM THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE RAAF'S NO.77 SQUADRON, WING COMMANDER J. KINNINMONT, DFC, AND A KOREAN NURSE, AS SHE STRUGGLES TO GET INTO HER ISSUE OF WARM CLOTHING WHICH WAS PART OF A GIFT TO THE ORPHAN CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL...

JK0580

JK0582

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1952-12. DURING A RECENT VISIT TO THE RAAF'S NO. 77 SQUADRON RAAF IN KOREA, THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING FIRST COMMONWEALTH DIVISION, MAJOR GENERAL M.M.A. WEST, CBE, DSO, WAS SHOWN OVER A METEOR JET BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER, WING COMMANDER JACK KINNINMONT, DFC.

JK0582

JK0555

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1952-12-01. THE AUSTRALIAN MINISTER FOR AIR, THE HONOURABLE WILLIAM MCMAHON INSPECTS A SLIT TRENCH AT NO.77 SQUADRON'S HEADQUARTERS IN KOREA WITH WING COMMANDER JACK KINNINMONT; WING COMMANDER K. BOLITHO AND GROUP CAPTAIN CHAPMAN.

JK0555

JK0583

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1952-12. THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE RAAF'S NO.77 SQUADRON IN KOREA, WING COMMANDER JACK KINNINMONT, DFC, SHOWING THE VISITING MAJOR GENERAL M.M.A.R. WEST, THE GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING FIRST COMMONWEALTH DIVISION THE TYPE OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT USED BY THE "ROCKETEERS" OF THIS...

JK0583

JK0455B

KIMPO, SOUTH KOREA. 1952-10. ROCKETS USED BY NO. 77 SQUADRON, RAAF, IN KOREA WERE A POINT OF INTEREST. L TO R: WING COMMANDER JACK KINNINMONT, DFC, CO OF 77 SQUADRON., AIR VICE-MARSHAL J.E. HANCOCK, GROUP CAPTAIN C.T. HANNAH, SQUADRON LEADER IAN PARKER, DEPUTY CO OF 77 SQUADRON AND FLIGHT...

JK0455B

P01254.024

EN ROUTE PEARCE, WA - WILLIAMTOWN, NSW. 1948-01. CAC MUSTANG A68-96 PILOTED BY WING COMMANDER R C CRESSWELL IN FLIGHT FROM RAAF PEARCE TO RAAF WILLIAMTOWN. THE AIRCRAFT WAS ONE OF FOUR FROM NO 78 (FIGHTER) WING RAAF WILLIAMTOWN TO FLY TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA TO PARTICIPATE IN AUSTRALIA DAY ACTIVITIES,...

P01254.024

P01254.023

EN ROUTE, PEARCE, WA - WILLIAMTOWN, NSW. 1948-01. CAC MUSTANG A68-96 IN FLIGHT, ONE OF FOUR AIRCRAFT OF NO 78 (FIGHTER) WING, RAAF WILLIAMTOWN, WHICH FLEW TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA TO PARTICIPATE IN AUSTRALIA DAY ACTIVITIES. PILOTS OF THE AIRCRAFT WERE WING COMMANDER R C CRESSWELL, SQUADRON LEADER J...

P01254.023

110295

TARAKAN ISLAND. 28 JUNE 1945. TARAKAN AIRSTRIP WAS REPAIRED AGAINST ALMOST HOPELESS ODDS BY MEMBERS OF 1 AND 8 AIRFIELD CONSTRUCTION SQUADRONS, RAAF AND AIF UNITS. IT WAS OPENED TO FIGHTER AIRCRAFT FOR THE FIRST TIME ON 28 JUNE. SHOWN, WING COMMANDER J R KINNINMONT, COMMANDING OFFICER 75 SQUADRON...

110295

P00405.001

Outdoor group portrait of No. 26 Course, RAAF. Group is that half of the course who graduated at Richmond Flying School, NSW, the other half being at Laverton, Victoria. Course members are all cadets. Flying instructors are indicated by rank. Identified in the back row from left to right: 575 Cadet...

P00405.001

126924

BEFU, JAPAN. C. 1946-04-17. LIEUTENANT GENERAL J. NORTHCOTT CB MVO, COMMANDER IN CHIEF, BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OCCUPATION FORCE (BCOF), SAYS GOODBYE TO WING COMMANDER KINNEMENT DFC, COMMANDING OFFICER 381 BASE SQUADRON, RAAF.

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OG3757

LABUAN, NORTH BORNEO. 1946-02-08. 564 WING COMMANDER J. M. (JUM) DAVIDSON OF ENMORE, NSW (RIGHT), TEMPORARILY COMMANDING NO. 81 FIGHTER WING RAAF, AND 584 WING COMMANDER J. R. (CONGO) KINNIMONT DFC (LEFT), IN COMMAND OF THE FIRST PARTY TO EMBARK FOR JAPAN, VISITED THE SS RIVER MURRUMBIDGEE AT...

OG3757

OG3823

IWAKUNI, JAPAN. 1946-03. RAAF SENIOR OFFICERS IN JAPAN MEET AIR VICE MARSHAL BOUCHIER WHEN HE ARRIVED AT IWAKUNI AIRSTRIP TO TAKE UP HIS APPOINTMENT AS AIR OFFICER COMMANDING THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH AIR GROUP. IN THE GROUP OF RAAF OFFICERS ARE: GROUP CAPTAIN IAN D. MCLACHLAN DFC, SOUTH MELBOURNE,...

OG3823

OG3746

LABUAN, NORTH BORNEO. 1946-02-04. FINAL DETAILS OF THE NO. 81 FIGHTER WING RAAF MOVE TO JAPAN WERE DECIDED BY THESE SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE OCCUPATION FORCE, WHO CONFERRED AT LABUAN JUST BEFORE THE FIRST PARTY OF 1000 VOLUNTEERS EMBARKED FOR IWAKUNI. FROM LEFT 70764 FLIGHT LIEUTENANT STUART...

OG3746

OG3827

IWAKUNI, JAPAN. 1946-03-09. SQUADRON LEADER DICK WILSON OF EVANS HEAD, NSW (LEFT) AND WING COMMANDER (WG CDR) GLEN COOPER DFC OF ELWOOD, VIC, WERE MET BY WG CDR J. R. KINNINMONT DFC OF NORTHBRIDGE, NSW (RIGHT), COMMANDING NO. 381 BASE SQUADRON RAAF, WHEN THEY REACHED IWAKUNI AIRFIELD IN THE FIRST...

OG3827

OG3826

IWAKUNI, JAPAN. 1946-03-09. WHEN WING COMMANDER (WG CDR) GLEN COOPER DFC, ELWOOD, VIC, COMMANDING OFFICER, NO. 81 FIGHTER WING RAAF (LEFT), LED IN THE FIRST MUSTANG FLIGHT FROM NO. 81 FIGHTER WING TO LAND, HE WAS MET BY WG CDR J. R. KINNINMONT DFC OF NORTHBRIDGE, NSW, COMMANDING NO. 381 BASE...

OG3826

P02285.010

Group portrait of members of No. 77 (Fighter) Squadron RAAF in front of a Gloster Meteor Mark VIII jet fighter aircraft on the tarmac. Identified from left to right, back row (standing): (1) probably O22045 Flying Officer (FO) John David Alford; (2) probably A33275 Flight Sergeant (Flt Sgt) David...

P02285.010

MALTA0014

Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) Jack Royston Kinninmont, DFC and bar, of Northbridge, NSW, enters his aircraft in readiness for a gunnery exercise. He was undertaking a Jet Conversion Course with No. 2 Operational Training Unit at RAAF Station Williamtown, NSW. Aged 33, Sqn Ldr Kinninmont had recently...

MALTA0014

MALTA0014A

Portrait of Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) Jack Royston Kinninmont, DFC and bar, of Northbridge, NSW, in the cockpit of his aircraft. Sqn Ldr Kinninmont was undertaking a Jet Conversion Course with No. 2 Operational Training Unit at RAAF Station Williamtown, NSW. Aged 33, he had recently been...

MALTA0014A

P10029.011.001

Outdoor portrait of 584 Squadron Leader Jack Royston Kinninmont DFC, 75 Squadron, standing in front of a cross.

P10029.011.001

P01254.078

WILLIAMTOWN, NSW. 1948. AIR VICE- MARSHAL F M BLADIN CB CBE (LEFT), SQUADRON LEADER J R KINNINMONT DFC AND BAR, AND THE MINISTER FOR AIR, THE HONOURABLE MR ARTHUR S DRAKEFORD, ON THE TARMAC AT RAAF WILLIAMTOWN SHORTLY AFTER THE MINISTER'S ARRIVAL FOR A VISIT TO THE BASE. (DONOR: R.C. CRESSWELL)

P01254.078

OG3844

BOFU, JAPAN. C. 1946-04. VISITING BOFU AIRFIELD LIEUTENANT GENERAL (LT GEN) JOHN NORTHCOTT CB MVO, INSPECTED A RAAF GUARD OF HONOUR PROVIDED BY NO. 81 FIGHTER WING RAAF. IN THE OFFICIAL PARTY ARE: WING COMMANDER (WG CDR) J. R. KINNINMONT DFC, NORTHBRIDGE, NSW; AIR VICE MARSHAL F. M. BLADIN CBE,...

OG3844

OG3845

BOFU, JAPAN. C. 1946-04. BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OCCUPATION FORCE (BCOF) COMMANDER IN CHIEF, LIEUTENANT GENERAL (LT GEN) JOHN NORTHCOTT CB MVO, INSPECTED BOFU AIRSTRIP ACCOMPANIED BY SENIOR OFFICERS FROM NO. 81 FIGHTER WING RAAF. FROM LEFT: WING COMMANDER (WG CDR) J. R. KINNINMONT DFC, NORTHBRIDGE,...

OG3845

OG3843

BOFU, JAPAN. C. 1946-04. LEAVING MITAJIRI RAILWAY STATION TO INSPECT BOFU AIRFIELD AND BARRACKS, LIEUTENANT GENERAL (LT GEN) JOHN NORTHCOTT CB MVO, AND HIS STAFF ATTRACTED A CROWD OF CURIOUS JAPANESE ONLOOKERS. LEFT TO RIGHT: WING COMMANDER J. R. KINNINMONT DFC OF NORTHBRIDGE, NSW; BRIGADIER G....

OG3843

P01254.077

WILLIAMTOWN, NSW. 1948. THE MINISTER FOR AIR, THE HONOURABLE MR ARTHUR S. DRAKEFORD, TALKING WITH FLIGHT LIEUTENANT (F LT) D. H. ROWLEY ON ARRIVAL AT RAAF WILLIAMTOWN FOR A VISIT. BEHIND THE MINISTER ARE AIR VICE-MARSHAL F. M. BLADIN CB CBE AND SQUADRON LEADER J. R. KINNINMONT DFC AND BAR. AT LEFT...

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Timeline

Date of birth 1920-11-13
Date of death 1992-05-28