BALFE John Donellan AFC

RAAF Born Hobart TAS 14 September 1912 Died 31 August 1991

Service No: 272371.  Pre- War Pilot Royal Australian Air Force (Reserve) Darwin GSOIII Intelligence 6 Australian Division. Returned to RAAF for 8 Years as Flying Instructor, then transport pilot in the Pacific. CO 34 and 38 Squadrons. Awarded Queen’s Jubilee Medal 1978. Awarded the Air Force Cross (Imperial) (AFC) – 38 Squadron RAAF: 14 June 1945. Author of War Without Glory: Australians in the Air War with Japan 1941-5 (1984)

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