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James Everett Hartley

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Jimmy Hartley trained on Course 10 at Falcon Field starting on 23 June 1942 and graduating on 1 January 1943. Although named James Everett Hartley he was always known as Everett in the UK but in the States he was known as Jimmy.
He married in November 1944, famously arriving just in time for the wedding having been shot down over France and flown back to base in Norfolk by Americans. He arrived in Bridgwater, Somerset with only his flying boots.

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  • 4 British Flight Training School

    4 British Flight Training School

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    The 'Arnold Scheme' (1941-43) and the British Flying Training Schools (1941-45), with the co-operation of Squadron Leader Mills DFC and President Roosevelt, enabled the setting up of flight training in the USA for RAF pilots to train alongside American...

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28 January 2021 16:23:18 Kathryn_4BFTS Changes to biography
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28 January 2021 15:57:59 Kathryn_4BFTS Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, role, biography, unit associations and place associations
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