Desmond Nelson JAEKEL

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JAEKEL, Desmond Nelson

Service Number: 416680
Enlisted: 16 August 1941, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Pinnaroo, South Australia, 10 July 1923
Home Town: Pinnaroo, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Germany, 5 May 1943, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany
Grave Reference: 3. A. 1. Local Roll of Honour- Woodville SA
Memorials: Adelaide WW II Wall of Remembrance*
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World War 2 Service

16 Aug 1941: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 416680, No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
16 Aug 1941: Enlisted Adelaide, SA

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Biography

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1931 - 1954) Monday 17 May 1943

Private Casualty Advices

Mrs. Marie Jaekel, of Athelstone, has been notified that her husband, Flt-Sgt. D. N. Jaekel, is missing as a result of night operations on May 4. He left Australia early in July, 1942. He is the elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Jaekel, of Beverley.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48912867

Pinnaroo and Border Times (S.A.: 1911 - 1954) Thursday 3 June 1943

FORMER LOCAL BOY MISSING

SGT PILOT DES. JAEKEL

Des. Jaekel, who is a Sgt Pilot in the RAAF, has been posted missing during air operations over Europe. Des is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Jaekel who resided in Pinnaroo for a good many years. He was born in Pinnaroo and was a pupil of the Higher Primary School. He arrived in England in August of last year. News of his safety will be awaited by residents.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article189832792

Pinnaroo and Border Times (S.A.: 1911 - 1954) Thursday 16 December 1943

AIRMAN PRESUMED KILLED

FLT.-SGT. DES. JAEKEL

It has been announced that Flt.-Sgt. Des. Jaekel, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Jaekel, former Pinnaroo residents, presumably lost his life as captain   of a Lancaster bomber during a raid on German territory. Residents and friends will sympathise with the bereaved relatives in their great loss. Des received his wings at the age of 18. He leaves a widow and baby son.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article189834020

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