Ivan was born on the 23rd March 1922 at Granton in Tasmania.
He enlisted on the 13th August 1940 and after training, flew Spitfires with 457 Squadron and Kittyhawks with 77 Squadron in Papua New Guinea and the Soloman Islands.
The photo is of Ivan’s Haly Yearly Return of Flying Hours. It can be seen that he also flew Tiger Moths, Moth Minors, Hawker Demons, Wirraways, Fairey Battles and Kitty Hawks.
Ivan was discharged on the 10th December 1945 from 457 squadron.
Phil Listemann and David Hamilton
Updatd by Vince Conant
The Spitfire Association