05.02.1941 No. 615 Squadron Hurricane I V6980 Sgt. Jenkins
Date: 5th February 1941 (Wednesday)
Unit: No. 615 Squadron
Type: Hurricane I
Base: RAF Kenley, London.
Location: Calais, Northern France
Pilot: Sgt. Owen Michael Jenkins 748164 RAFVR Age ? Killed
Taking part in a Circus when shot down over Calais. No further details available and invite anyone with additional information / photographs / documents to contact us either by using the 'Add Info' or 'Help' Button shown on the top of every page.
Three other aircraft were lost on this operation, one pilot, 24 year old F/O. Stanislaw Czternastek from Poland also lost his life.
Sgt. Owen Jenkins grave, the only Commonwealth grave in the churchyard, carefully attended by the local population. (courtesy Bernard Sibenaler and our friend Pierre Vandervelden)
Left and above Bellebrune Church
Sgt. Owen Michael Jenkins. Bellebrune Churchyard, South West corner, France. He is the only Commonwealth grave in the Churchyard. Next of kin details not currently available.
In remembrance of the pilot and dedicated to his relatives. With thanks to the following for additional information supplied, Bernard Sibenaler and Pierre Vandervelden, Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses' Vol. 1, Commonwealth War Graves Commission.