19.04.1945 No. 182 Squadron Typhoon Ib SW412 F/O. Lawrence K. Jackson
Operation: Armed reconnaissance
Date: 19th April 1945 (Thursday)
Unit: No. 182 Squadron
Type: Typhoon Ib
Base: B164 ALG, Schleswig, Germany
Location: South east Wusterhausen, Germany
Pilot: F/O. Lawrence Kendall Jackson J/86071 RCAF Age 24. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
During attacks on German tanks near Bleckwedel his aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire. He called on his radio that he was about to bale out when shortly afterwards the aircraft exploded and crashed 1.5 miles south east of Wusterhausen. No parachute was seen to deploy.
Above left about to climb into his Typhoon with assistance from ‘perks’ (ground crew) and right F/O. Jackson laying on the wing for a publicity shot for the RCAF - both taken at Helmond, Holland a few weeks prior to his loss (courtesy Paradie Archives)
Lawrence Jackson during training at 55 Victoriaville, Quebec, June 1942 - front row, 3rd from right. He had also been based with 4 EFTS and 13 SFTS Canada during 1943 (courtesy John Colton)
F/O. Lawrence Kendall Jackson. Becklingen War Cemetery, Grave 12.B.1A. Son of Ira and Edith Jackson of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Husband of Dorothy Ada (nee Schuman)
Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this crew with thanks to John Colton (ex 137 Squadron Typhoon pilot, Dave Olsen, nephew of F/O. Jackson. Major Fred Paradie RCAF. Further sources as quoted below.