27.08.1941 No. 402 Squadron Hurricane IIb Z3424 AE-H Sgt. David W. Jenkin
Operation: Circus 86 - St. Omer and Lille
Date: 27th August 1941 (Wednesday)
Unit: No. 402 Squadron
Type: Hurricane IIb
Base: RAF Hornchurch
Location: near St Omer, France
Pilot: Sgt. David William Jenkin R/56848 RCAF PoW No: 9568 Camp: Stalag Luft Heydekrug (L6)
REASON FOR LOSS:
During the morning of the 27th August shot down by Me109 thought to be from JG2 during a dogfight.
Another 402 Squadron pilot was lost over the English Channel, reported as a result of a collision with a Spitfire:
Hurricane IIb Z5001 Flown by 24 year old, Fl/Lt. Thomas Burgess Little C/1117 RCAF - Son of Thomas and Katherine Little, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada. It is reported that he did manage to bale out but he failed to be recovered. Remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 59. (reported that a total of 13 Spitfires and 2 Hurricanes lost this day)
None - understood to have survived the war.
Researched by Michel Beckers for Aircrew Remembered, July 2016. Photographs from the Michel Beckers collection.