Maurice Leslie Jensen

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Maurice Leslie Jensen

Birth
Bournemouth, Bournemouth Unitary Authority, Dorset, England
Death 20 Feb 1943 (aged 19)
Moyers, Pushmataha County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas, USA
Plot Grave Reference: R.A.F. Plot. Grave 15.
Memorial ID 7866622 View Source
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Jensen was born on August 14th, 1923 in Bournemouth, Bournemouth Unitary Authority in Dorset, England. Jenson’s parents were Mr. Charles Lionel Ratcliffe and Mrs. Mary Mabel Jensen. He served as Leading Aircraftman for the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Jensen’s service number is 1602017. After the fleet had left it was decided that the cross-country flight to the No. 3 British Flying Training School in Oklahoma be cancelled, and the pilots called back due to inclement weather conditions. However, the call did not reach them in time. On February 20th, 1943 two planes, Cockman piloting and his navigator Frank Frostick on one AT-6 and Mike Hosier piloting and his navigator Maurice Jensen on another, struggled to see the best as they could through the


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1602017 L-A-C R.A.F. 'At the going down of the sun, and in the morning we will remember them.'