1LT Robert Boyce Jenkins
Cenotaph

1LT Robert Boyce Jenkins

Birth
South Carolina, USA
Death 15 Dec 1942 (aged 21)
Tunis, Tunisia
Cenotaph Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets of the Missing: with a Rosette
Memorial ID 56245157 · View Source
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Robert's remains, along with the rest of his crew, were recovered in 2000 and they were interred in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

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A "Rosette" was placed in front of his name here at North Africa to signify that his remains were recovered.


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Robert served as a First Lieutenant & Bombardier / Navigator on a B-26 #41-17759 "Horse Feathers", 437th Bomber Squadron, 319th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Mecklemburg County, North Carolina prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 22, 1942 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as an Office Clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

B-26 #41-17759 took off, along with 6 other B-26's and a crew of 6, from Telergma on a bombing mission near the El Aouina airport at Tunis, Tunisia. While over the target they were hit by ground and ship based anti-aircraft fire and crashed in the Tunis Harbor. The entire crew was lost in this crash. The other 6 B-26's returned to base safely.

Robert was first declared "Missing In Action" and after his remains were recovered his status was changed to "Killed In Action".

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-727018

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Airmen who perished on B-26 #41-17759:

Arnold, Ellis E, Jr ~ Maj, Pilot, MS
Brdeja, John E ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, NY
Cohen, Maurice L ~ Sgt, Gunner, MA
Jenkins, Robert B ~ 1st Lt, Nav/Bmb, NC
Johnson, Joseph, Jr ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, PA
Phillips, Charles T ~ Col, Co-Pilot, GA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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Previously added to Find A Grave,
source unknown:

Robert Jenkins' remains were recovered in 2000 and he is interred in Arlington National Cemetery


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56245157
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Robert Boyce Jenkins (19 Aug 1921–15 Dec 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56245157, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .