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402 Squadron Crest
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

Serial: Z3424

Code: AE-H

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)

Burial details:

None - understood to have survived the war.

Researched by Michel Beckers for Aircrew Remembered, July 2016. Photographs from the Michel Beckers collection.

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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