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19.08.1944 No. 182 Squadron Typhoon MN288 Lt. Jennings

Operation: Patrol

Date: 19th August 1944

Unit: No. 182 Squadron

Type: Typhoon Ib

Serial: MN288

Base: RAF. 

Location: North of Vinoutiers, France

Pilot: Lt. Ronald Garnet Jennings 328631V SAAF Age 20. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

Hit by flak north of Vinoutiers, France.

                     

Another Typhoon from 182 Squadron was also shot down on the same patrol / location.

Typhoon Ib MN913 Flown by F/O. C.C. Leigh who evaded capture and managed to return to England.

                     

Left and above, St. Valery-en-Caux Franco-British Cemetery as taken by our Kate Tame during her visit in 2012. Any relative who would like a higher resolution copy of the grave, Kate would be delighted to send it to you. Contact us.

Burial Details:

Lt. Ronald Garnet Jennings. St. Valery-en-Caux Franco-British Cemetery. Grave B.28. Son of Jeremiah and Sophie Aletta Jennings, of Foothills, Transvaal, South Africa.

Researched for relatives of the pilot. With thanks to the following for further information supplied, Kate Tame, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses' Vol. 3.

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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