14.08.1941 No 2 OTU Beaufighter T4652 Sgt. Douglas V. Jenkins
Operation: Aircraft testing
Date: 14th August 1941 (Thursday)
Unit: No. 2 OTU (Operational Training Unit - Coastal Command)
Base: RAF Catfoss, Yorkshire.
Location: Near Gransmoor, East Yorkshire
Pilot: Sgt. Douglas Vaughan Jenkins AUS/400474 RAAF Age 25. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
On a test flight, alone Sgt. Jenkins was testing the effects of the removal of the bomb rails on the wings. During the flight he made several steep turns, some landings and flying on one engine. During one of the turns at 14:15 hrs one engine came away which made the aircraft spin from which Sgt. Jenkins could not recover.
Sgt. Douglas Vaughan Jenkins. Brandesburton Churchyard (St. Mary). Son of Alexander James Jenkins and Jane Eliza Jenkins, of Mildura, Victoria, Australia. Born on Saturday, 21st August 1915 in Mansfield, Victoria, Australia. Enlisted in Melbourne on the 14th September 1940.
Researched for relatives of the pilot. With thanks to the following for further information supplied Australian Archives. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.