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Biographical entry Fleming, Ian Bowman (1913 - 1993)


24 June 1913


Ian Bowman Fleming was director of the project that led to the successful development of JINDIVIK, an unmanned target aircaft, around 1950. He was educated at the Universities of Sydney (BE) and Cambridge (MSc) and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).



1943 - 1947
Career position - Engineer with the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
1947 - 1957
Career position - Chief Designer at the Government Aircraft Factories
1947 - 1957
Career position - Assistant Designer with the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
1957 - 1958
Career position - General Manager of Aircraft Factories within the Department of Defence Production
1958 - 1967
Career position - Controller of Aircraft and Guided Weapon Supply, Commonwealth Department of Supply
1967 - 1976
Career position - Controller of Aircraft, Guided Weapons and Electronic Supply, Department of Industry and Commerce
1971 - 1973
Career position - President of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Australian division
1976 - 1987
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences
1987 - 1993
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Fleming, I. B., 'Thirty years later - Jindivik in retrospect', Aerospace, 6 (9) (1979). Details


See also

  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, Details
  • Wisdom, John, A History of Defence Science in Australia (Melbourne: Defence Science and Technology Organisation, 1995), 267 pp. Details

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