Sergeant Donald William JENNINGS

Service No: 407985
Born: Broken Hill NSW, 17 November 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 27 February 1941 (at Adelaide SA)
Unit: No. 70 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Died: Air Operations (No. 70 Operational Training Unit Baltimore aircraft AG718), Libya, 26 August 1942, Aged 27 Years
Buried: El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William and Christine Jennings, of Norwood, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Adelaide SA
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On the 26th August 1942, Baltimore AG718 was engaged in a daylight reconnaissance mission. When five miles north of Nagrah, the aircraft encountered anti-aircraft fire and was shot down. Sergeant Jennings lost his life, and the others were uninjured.

The crew members of AG718 were:

Sergeant D Davis (992505) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner) Uninjured
Sergeant Donald William Jennings (407985) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant S O Koster (1165634) (RAFVR) (Observer) Uninjured
Pilot Officer P D Parker (125756) (RAFVR) (Pilot) Uninjured


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/127/66

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