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13.10.1941 No. 452 Squadron Spitfire V AB852 Sgt. Jackson loss

Mission: Circus 108A

Date: 13th October 1941 (Monday)

Unit: No. 452 Squadron

Type: Spitfire V

Serial: AB852

Base: RAF Kenley, Surrey, England

Location: English Channel.

Pilot: Sgt. Edgar Purton Jackson A/400227 RAAF Age 21. Missing.


Understood to have been shot down during a 'Circus' and lost in the English Channel. No further details but we would be interested to hear further from anyone who may have additional information to pass on to the relatives.


Above: Record of service (courtesy AWM)

Burial Details:

Sgt. Edgar Purton Jackson. Runnymede Memorial. Panel 62.

Further information:

Born on Sunday, 19th October 1919 at Hawthorn Victoria Australia. Before joining on the 5th March 1940, worked as a clerk at the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramway Board. Son of Walter Syril Jackson and Iris Flora Jackson, of 49 Town Hall Avenue Preston, Victoria, Australia. 

Page of Remembrance created for Brian Billington who is seeking further information for his family history. Brian is the great nephew of the pilot. With thanks to Norman L.R. Franks "Fighter Command Losses" Vol' 2, Commonwealth Graves Commission. Australian War Memorial.

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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