DAMBUSTERS Clay, James Henry (Jim)

John Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Clay
  • FORENAME
James Henry (Jim)
  • UNIT
617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R.
  • RANK
Flying Officer
  • NUMBER
159893
  • AWARD
Distinguished Flying Cross
  • PLACE
London Gazette 30.6.1944
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
97 Squadron October 1942
617 Squadron March 1943
Sergeant (1057896)
air bomber
T/Flight Sgt 7.9.1943
Pilot Officer 17.11.1943
Flying Officer
award DFC (46 ops)
14 OTU 14.6.1945
26 OTU 1945
1656 CU 17.7.1945
retired 3.12.1945
resided Newcastle-upon-Tyne
 
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Angela Ramshaw

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James Henry (Jim) Clay

This amazing man was my grandfather.

I will always remember his fantastic stories of flying through flocks for birds and how he learnt how to march.

He never spoke of the raids but very very rarely he showed me his DFC and the letter from the king.

I can honestly say he was a truely amazing man and a very sorely missed grandfather.
 
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