Newspaper cutting - Sgt Oscar Jensen killed last week on active service

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Newspaper cutting - Sgt Oscar Jensen killed last week on active service

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Announces that he lost his life on an operational flight on August 9th. Gives some biographical and service details.

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One newspaper cutting

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NJensenOKL150407-02

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SGT. OSCAR JENSEN

SGT. OSCAR JENSEN KILLED LAST WEEK ON ACTIVE SERVICE

News of the death of Sgt. Oscar Jensen last week on active service with the RCAF overseas was received with profound regret in Carman and district. Eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Jensen of Carman, Oscar had been in Britain since last April. He lost his life on an operational flight August 9. One of Carman’s finest young men, Oscar was truly representative of the best that Canada is giving in the great fight for freedom.

Oscar Knud Lerche Jensen was born at Carman February 3, 1916. He received his education here and graduated from the collegiate in 1932. After high school he learned the trade of buttermaker with his father, manager of Carman Creamery, and attended Manitoba Agricultural College for the course in dairying. Later he was employed as government cream grader at St. Lazare, Erickson and Glenella.

Enlisting in the RCAF in February, 1941, Oscar trained at Regina, Calgary and Lethbridge, graduating as a wireless operator at Lethbridge last March. He went overseas in April.

Oscar was a member of Carman United Church and also of the local Oddfellows’ Lodge.

Surviving him are his parents, a sister Verna, of Dauphin, and two brothers, Peter of the RCAF manning depot, Brandon, and Sven, at home. Peter and Verna were home to spend a few days with their parents and to attend the memorial service held for Oscar Sunday.

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“Newspaper cutting - Sgt Oscar Jensen killed last week on active service,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/37509.

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