Lt. Jim Downing

At 104 years old, retired Navy Lt. Jim Downing is America’s 2nd oldest known survivor of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Military Experience

Learn about Jim’s service in the U.S. Navy during and after World War II.

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Life & Family

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

The 700 Club – December 4, 2015

Retired Navy Lt. Jim Downing remembers the surprise Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. America entered WWII the next day and allied with the British and French against the Axis powers.

The Other Side of Infamy

My Journey through Pearl Harbor and the World of War
by Jim Downing and James Lund

War is uncomfortable for Christians, and worldwide war is unfamiliar for today’s generations. Jim Downing reflects on his illustrious military career, including his experience during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, to show how we can be people of faith during troubled times.

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Suddenly my fear melted away, replaced by the most overwhelming sense of peace I’d ever felt. For the next half hour … I expected to die in the next minute. I was sure I would be ushered into God’s presence—and that was fine with me. Peace.Lt. Jim Downing

The Navigators

Future Generations Fund

Jim Downing

For more than 80 years, Jim Downing has been involved with The Navigators®, an international, interdenominational Christian ministry that helps people grow in Jesus Christ as they navigate through life. Jim has a passion to see young Navigator staff succeed in their calling to ministry.

Your donation supports Jim Downing’s Future Generations Fund, which launches and equips the next generation of Navigator missionaries and ministry leaders. Help support the Future Generations Fund.

The Navigators® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax deductible as allowed by law.

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