Tempest V, S/L "Jimmy" Sheddan, CO No 486 (NZ) Squadron, Royal Air Force, Fassberg, Germany, May 1945

S/L "Jimmy" Sheddan DFC was the last commander of No 486 Squadron, and was credited with 7.5 victoires against V-1 "buzz bombs" and 5.33 aircraft shot down.

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S/L “Jimmy” Sheddan DFC
Hawker Tempest Series II SN129
flown by Squadron Leader Cornelius James Sheddan
Commanding Officer No 486 (NZ) Squadron, Royal Air Force
Fassberg, Germany, 2 May 1945

Distinguished Flying Cross citation, published in the London Gazette on June 8, 1944.

“Flying Officer Jimmy SHEDDAN, RNZAF, No. 486 Squadron.

This Officer has displayed the highest standard of devotion to duty. He has participated in a very large number of varied sorties during which much damage has been inflicted on such enemy targets as locomotives, barges, industrial buildings and mechanical transport.

On one occasion Flying Officer Sheddan was forced to bring his damaged aircraft down in the sea. He was subsequently adrift in the dinghy for 19 hours before being rescued. On resuming flying Ops, Sheddan quickly showed that his experience had in no way diminished his zest for battle and he set a fine example of courage and resolution in pressing home his attacks. Among his success is the destruction of three enemy aircraft.”

Artist: Gaëtan Marie

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