Flight Sergeant Norman Lloyd JENKINS

Service No: 409712
Born: Warrnambool VIC, 8 January 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 October 1941(at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 23 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 23 Squadron Vengeance aircraft A27-73), near Lowood QLD, 13 October 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Esk Cemetery, Queensland
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Norman McLaren Jenkins and Olive Allendale Jenkins, of Coburg, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Wagga Wagga NSW
Remembered: Panel 101, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 13 October 1943, Vultee Vengeance A27-73 took off from Lowood aerodrome detailed to carry out a non-operational test flight. At 1550 hours the aircraft crashed at South Lowood when fabric was seen to tear off the elevators before the aircraft went into a 60 degree dive from approximately 400 feet, and struck the ground at an angle. Both the crew were members killed.

The crew members of A27-73 were:

Flying Officer Edward Warren Cosh (409806) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Norman Lloyd Jenkins (409712) (Navigator)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/20/69; A9845, 219

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