Before World War II, Robert 'Bob' Jubb was working in Brisbane, Queensland, as a clerk with the Bank of New South Wales.
In July 1942, Bob enlisted at age 19. He began flight training at Narromine, New South Wales, in November 1942.
At Narromine, Bob trained in DH 82s and Wirraways. He was posted to England in May 1943, where he did more training in Oxford, Wellington and Halifax II bombers. Bob was awarded his flying badge in April 1944.
On completion of his training, Bob was posted to No 76 Squadron RAF as a pilot in July 1944. The next month, he was transferred to No 462 Squadron RAAF. He flew Halifax III bombers, which he considered a much-improved version of the previous Mk II.
During the war, Bob completed 32 missions, mostly over Germany.
While engaged in a night attack on Dusseldorf on 2 November 1944, Bob was shot down and forced to bale out. He made his way through enemy lines until he reached the safety of the American lines on the afternoon of 3 November. Bob was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross for this effort.
Bob was discharged from the RAAF in August 1945.