Leslie Harold JENKE


JENKE, Leslie Harold

Service Number: 8868
Enlisted: 6 February 1940, Laverton, VIC
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: 13 Aircraft Repair Depot
Born: Eudunda, South Australia, 9 January 1921
Home Town: Point Pass, Goyder, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft Accident , Port Moresby, New Guinea, 26 November 1943, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Eudunda Arch Gates, Eudunda War Memorial, Robertstown Peace Hall Roll of Honor WW2, Korea & Vietnam
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World War 2 Service

6 Feb 1940: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 8868
6 Feb 1940: Enlisted Laverton, VIC
26 Nov 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 8868, 13 Aircraft Repair Depot, Air War SW Pacific 1941-45
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Lodestar aircraft VH-CAB operated by Qantas Empire Airways (QEA) for the Allied Directorate of Air Transport crashed shortly after take-off from Wards airstrip near Port Moresby, New Guinea with all on board killed.  Australian service personnel buried at Bomana -

CAMPBELL, William Geoffrey (Squadron Leader) RAAF 261730 (Qantas Captain - Pilot)

HENDERSON, John Randolph Fleming (Pilot Officer) RAAF 410863 (Qantas First Officer)

LITTLE, Keith George (Flying Officer) RAAF 267726 (Qantas Engineer)

EVAN, Neil Grosvenor (Flight Sergeant) RAAF 417064 (Wireless Operator)

JENKE, Leslie Harold (Flight Sergeant) RAAF 8868 (Equipment Assistant)

McCARTHY, John Francis (Major) NX7195 (2nd Echelon Land HQ)

BOLGER, John Benedict (Lieutenant Colonel) NX462 (2/6th Field Regiment)

MARSTON, Edward John (Lieutenant Colonel) VX39064 (HQ 11 Australian Division)