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Sergeant Richard John Jenkins

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Sergeant Richard John Jenkins Veteran

Birth
Treforest, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales
Death
12 Mar 1943 (aged 20–21)
Wellerlooi, Bergen Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Burial
Nijmegen, Nijmegen Municipality, Gelderland, Netherlands Add to Map
Plot
24. C. 5.
Memorial ID
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Richard Jenkins was from Treforest, Pontypridd, Glamorgan near Cardiff in Wales (UK) and in 1943 was 21 and Sergeant/Air Gunner in the 50th RAF Squadron. On March 12, 1943, the Lancaster bomber he flew was shot down. The plane crashed near Wellerlooi and all six crew members were killed. His remains were first buried in an emergency cemetery and later transferred to the Jonkerbos military cemetery in Nijmegen.
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In the evening of March 12, 1943, the British bomber Lancaster-MkIII ED449 of the 50th RAF Squadron was shot down. The aircraft crashed near Wellerlooi and all seven crew members were killed. The crew consisted of:

Sergeant (Air Bomber) Heslop 13827037
Sergeant Richard John Jenkins 13827122
Flight Sergeant (Air Gnr.) Victor Robert David Kissick 13827190
Sergeant (Nav.) Stephens 13827707
Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Frederick Ward 13827837
Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) Robert Wilson 13806263
Flight Sergeant (W .Op./Air Gnr.) Andrew Allan. 13804803

Their remains were interred after the first emergency funeral at the Jonkerbos military cemetery in Nijmegen.
Richard Jenkins was from Treforest, Pontypridd, Glamorgan near Cardiff in Wales (UK) and in 1943 was 21 and Sergeant/Air Gunner in the 50th RAF Squadron. On March 12, 1943, the Lancaster bomber he flew was shot down. The plane crashed near Wellerlooi and all six crew members were killed. His remains were first buried in an emergency cemetery and later transferred to the Jonkerbos military cemetery in Nijmegen.
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In the evening of March 12, 1943, the British bomber Lancaster-MkIII ED449 of the 50th RAF Squadron was shot down. The aircraft crashed near Wellerlooi and all seven crew members were killed. The crew consisted of:

Sergeant (Air Bomber) Heslop 13827037
Sergeant Richard John Jenkins 13827122
Flight Sergeant (Air Gnr.) Victor Robert David Kissick 13827190
Sergeant (Nav.) Stephens 13827707
Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Frederick Ward 13827837
Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) Robert Wilson 13806263
Flight Sergeant (W .Op./Air Gnr.) Andrew Allan. 13804803

Their remains were interred after the first emergency funeral at the Jonkerbos military cemetery in Nijmegen.

Inscription

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Gravesite Details

1314184


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