LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Douglas Vaughan JENKINS

Service No: 400474
Born: Mansfield VIC, 21 August 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 14 September 1940
Unit: No. 2 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit Beaufighter aircraft T4652), Yorkshire, 14 August 1941, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Brandesburton (St Mary) Churchyard, Yorkshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alexander James Jenkins and Jane Eliza Jenkins, of Mildura, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Mildura VIC
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On the 14 August 1941, Beaufighter T4652 flown solo by Sergeant Jenkins was detailed to carry out landings, and to practice steep turns and single engine flying at 6000 feet or above. The aircraft crashed one mile north east of Gransmoor, Yorkshire, near Bridlington. The cause of the accident was due to an engine becoming detached in flight causing the aircraft to dive and hit the ground.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/127/28