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1LT Joseph Milton Jenkins

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1LT Joseph Milton Jenkins

Birth
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Death
24 May 1944 (aged 21)
Albert, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France
Burial
Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot
Plot B Row 17 Grave 33
Memorial ID
56646030 View Source

Assigned to 357FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF (a P-51 fighter group that destroyed 73 enemy planes in 22 days of air fighting). Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission in P-51 42-103389; once the escort was complete, strafed aerodrome in vicinity of Albert, France, hit by machine gun fire and light flak and crashed. MACR 5109
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First Lieutenant Joseph Milton Jenkins, born in 1922, was the son of John Ignatius and Essie Duncan (Potts) Jenkins of Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia.

In the 1930 census 8-year-old Joseph is living with his parents and siblings John 15, and Mary 10 at 514 W Victory Drive in Savannah. His father is a clerk for a steam railroad.
In the 1940 census 18-year-old Joseph is living with his parents at 651 36th Street in Savannah. His father is still a clerk for a steam railroad.

In 1941 Joe was a member of the flying club at Armstrong Junior College in Savannah.

Lt Jenkins was pilot of P-51C 42-103389 of the 364th Fighter Squadron of the 357the Fighter Group. The NARA WWII casualty listings by state and county for Georgia show Jenkins Joseph M, 1 Lt from Chatham County as killed in action 24 May 1944. Lt Jenkins P-51 was hit by flak and crashed between Montlucon and Gueret 190 miles due south of Paris.

A cenotaph marker in memory of Lt Jenkins was placed at Laurel Grove Cemetery South in Savanah.

Assigned to 357FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF (a P-51 fighter group that destroyed 73 enemy planes in 22 days of air fighting). Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission in P-51 42-103389; once the escort was complete, strafed aerodrome in vicinity of Albert, France, hit by machine gun fire and light flak and crashed. MACR 5109
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First Lieutenant Joseph Milton Jenkins, born in 1922, was the son of John Ignatius and Essie Duncan (Potts) Jenkins of Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia.

In the 1930 census 8-year-old Joseph is living with his parents and siblings John 15, and Mary 10 at 514 W Victory Drive in Savannah. His father is a clerk for a steam railroad.
In the 1940 census 18-year-old Joseph is living with his parents at 651 36th Street in Savannah. His father is still a clerk for a steam railroad.

In 1941 Joe was a member of the flying club at Armstrong Junior College in Savannah.

Lt Jenkins was pilot of P-51C 42-103389 of the 364th Fighter Squadron of the 357the Fighter Group. The NARA WWII casualty listings by state and county for Georgia show Jenkins Joseph M, 1 Lt from Chatham County as killed in action 24 May 1944. Lt Jenkins P-51 was hit by flak and crashed between Montlucon and Gueret 190 miles due south of Paris.

A cenotaph marker in memory of Lt Jenkins was placed at Laurel Grove Cemetery South in Savanah.

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Entered the service from Georgia.


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  • Maintained by: Frogman
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56646030
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56646030/joseph-milton-jenkins: accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Joseph Milton Jenkins (5 Oct 1922–24 May 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56646030, citing Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France; Maintained by Frogman (contributor 47380828) .