“A Day in the Life of … Joe Joubert”


This online exhibition features images and experiences of various members of the SAAF and RAF and RAAF.

Joe Joubert flew as a navigator in the Berlin Airlift.

On the 9th July 1949 he and the radio operator were ordered to jettison 63 sacks of coal as the aircraft could not gain height in a severe thunderstorm.

This was achieved in a remarkable six and a half minutes and he received a commendation for this remarkable act. In his spare time he practiced weight lifting. He flew 175 sorties in Korea and he is seen receiving an award for his gallantry and courage in that conflict.