James Roy "Jimmy" Cullen was born on 1 May 1919 in Waihi, New Zealand. He joined No. 486 Squadron in December 1942. He was awarded a DFC on 17 November 1944, and following a rest from operations he was posted in February 1945 to command No. 183 Squadron on Typhoons.
On 4 May his Typhoon was hit by Flak obliging him to force land on Fehman Island, where he was captured. He was freed a few days later when hostilites ceased, returning to his squadron until October. A Bar to his DFC was gazetted on 26 June 1945.
JImmy Cullen died on 14 June 1970.
Cullen's victories in Tempest
|Date of Claim||Type Claimed||Aircraft Serial No.||Location of Claim||Unit|
|18 June 1944||V-1||SA-Y (JN758)||Rye||486 Sqn|
|23 June 1944||1/2 x V-1||SA-V (JN770)||Beachy Head||486 Sqn|
|25 June 1944||V-1||SA-V (JN770)||SW Redhill||486 Sqn|
|25 June 1944||V-1||SA-V (JN770)||SW Headcorn||486 Sqn|
|29 June 1944||V-1||SA-P (JN810)||off Shoreham||486 Sqn|
|3 July 1944||V-1||SA-R (JN863)||Hastings||486 Sqn|
|4 July 1944||V-1||SA-V (JN770)||4-6m N Hastings||486 Sqn|
|7 July 1944||V-1||SA-Q (EJ527)||SE Beachy Head||486 Sqn|
|8 July 1944||V-1||SA-V (JN770)||Dungeness Point||486 Sqn|
|9 July 1944||V-1||SA-W (JN873)||S Lloyd||486 Sqn|
|9 July 1944||V-1||SA-W (JN873)||S Bexhill||486 Sqn|
|14 July 1944||V-1||SA-V (JN770)||N Hastings||486 Sqn|
|18 July 1944||1/2 x V-1||SA-V (JN770)||W Tenterden||486 Sqn|
|18 July 1944||1/2 x V-1||SA-V (JN770)||10m N Rye||486 Sqn|
|22 July 1944||V-1||SA-S (EJ537)||nr Sevenoaks||486 Sqn|
|22 July 1944||V-1||SA-X (EJ523)||N Rye||486 Sqn|
|26 July 1944||1/4 x V-1||SA-V (JN770)||8m N Pevensey||486 Sqn|
|27 August 1944||V-1||SA-V (JN770)||Tenterden||486 Sqn|
Aces High Vol. 2 by Christopher Shores