Peter Jenkinson operational record

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Peter Jenkinson operational record

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Lists 13 operations while a wireless operator on 166 Squadron at RAF Kirmington and 16 operations completed on 153 Squadron at RAF Scamption. He failed to return from his 17th operation from Scampton. Notes memorial to crew erected at the crash site - crew are buried Bad Tolz.

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1826262 Flight Sergeant Peter Racburn Jenkinson D.F.M.
R.A.F VR

[underlined] OPERATIONAL RECORD [/underlined]

[underlined] As a Flight Engineer on Lancaster Bombers [/underlined]

5.8.44 Posted to 166 Squadron at RAF Kirmington, Lincolnshire

T/O Landing A/C Target

12.8.44 1120 1825 ME812 Douai Marshalling Yards Bordeaux
14.8.44 1315 1715 ME812 Fontain Le Pen
15.8.44 0955 1340 ME812 Leculot Airfield,Belgium
16.8.44 2055 0515 NE170 Stettin(Combat with JU 88)
29.8.44 2100 0630 PD242 Stettin (combat with 2 FW 190s)
31.8.44 1325 1655 ND626 Agenville V2 site. flak damage
3.9.44 1550 1930 ME829 Gilze Rijen Airfield
8.9.44 0645 1040 NE170 Le Havre-no bombs dropped (MB)*
10.9.44 1645 2100 NE170 Le Havre
12.9.44 1755 0150 PB515 Frankfurt
16.9.44 2135 0135 PB515 Steenwuk-Havetle
23.9.44 1835 2355 PB515 Neuse Essen
25.9.44 0710 1155 PB515 Calais-no bombs dropped (weather MB)

On 13th October 1944 twenty seven crews from 166 Sqdn at Kirmington were posted to RAF Scampton to form 153 Sqdn.

11.10.44 1440 1735 PB151 Port Frederik Hendair-no bombing
14.10.44 0625 1054 PB639 Duisburg
23.10.44 1620 2215 PB515 Essen
25.10.44 1250 1720 PB515 Essen, flak damage
30.10.44 1735 2335 PB515 Cologne
31.10.44 1755 2325 PB515 Cologne
2.11.44 1625 2120 PB515 Dusledorf [sic] -attacked by JU 88
4.11.44 1730 2245 PB515 Bochum - combat with 2 ME 262 jets
9.11.44 0820 1250 NG184 Wanne Eickle
6.12.44 1635 0015 PB515 Leuna
15.12.44 1440 2100 PB515 Ludwigshafen
17.12.44 1515 2245 PB515 Ulm
22.12.44 1520 2025 PB515 Coblenz
7.1.45 1815 2120 PB786 Munich-Abortive, Oxygen failure
14.1.45 1905 0310 PB786 Leuma [sic]
22.1.45 1655 2145 PB872 Duisburg -With F/O Gibbins
28.1.45 1925 ---- PB638 Stuttgart + failed to return crashed at Michelbach, Aglasterhausen SW of Heidelburg with loss of all lives.

A memorial to the crew is erected at the crash site at the Gluck and Winkle. Built as a "Bridge of Friendship" in 1974. The crew are now buried in the War Graves Cemetery at Bad Tolz south of Munich. An original headstone remains in the churh [sic] cemetery at Michelbach.

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“Peter Jenkinson operational record,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 11, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30650.

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