13.10.1941 No. 452 Squadron Spitfire V AB852 Sgt. Jackson loss
Mission: Circus 108A
Date: 13th October 1941 (Monday)
Unit: No. 452 Squadron
Type: Spitfire V
Base: RAF Kenley, Surrey, England
Location: English Channel.
Pilot: Sgt. Edgar Purton Jackson A/400227 RAAF Age 21. Missing.
REASON FOR LOSS:
Understood to have been shot down during a 'Circus' and lost in the English Channel. No further details but we would be interested to hear further from anyone who may have additional information to pass on to the relatives.
Above: Record of service (courtesy AWM)
Sgt. Edgar Purton Jackson. Runnymede Memorial. Panel 62.
Born on Sunday, 19th October 1919 at Hawthorn Victoria Australia. Before joining on the 5th March 1940, worked as a clerk at the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramway Board. Son of Walter Syril Jackson and Iris Flora Jackson, of 49 Town Hall Avenue Preston, Victoria, Australia.
Page of Remembrance created for Brian Billington who is seeking further information for his family history. Brian is the great nephew of the pilot. With thanks to Norman L.R. Franks "Fighter Command Losses" Vol' 2, Commonwealth Graves Commission. Australian War Memorial.