Capt John Franklin Jenkins

Capt John Franklin Jenkins

Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA
Death 2 Jan 1945 (aged 54)
At Sea
Burial Body lost at sea
Memorial ID 58441163 · View Source
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son of Richard Bruce and Cordelia Ann Reed Jenkins

John, who resided at 306 West-Thirtysixth Street, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Captain on the M.S. Sunoco, Merchant Marines, during World War II.

John was "Lost At Sea", along with 9 other Merchant Marines, when the M.S. Sunoco suffered an internal explosion of the east coast during the war. The ship was later salvaged.

He was awarded the Mariner's Medal.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Maintained by: Dal Mallory
  • Originally Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 9 Sep 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 58441163
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John Franklin Jenkins (9 Jan 1890–2 Jan 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 58441163, ; Maintained by Dal Mallory (contributor 46586597) Body lost at sea.