Arthur Hedley JENKINS

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JENKINS, Arthur Hedley

Service Number: 424764
Enlisted: 8 October 1942
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Ulmarra, Clarence Valley - New South Wales, Australia, 25 February 1944
Home Town: Ulmarra, Clarence Valley, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Lost on operations-mid air collision between two Lancaster bombers, France, 16 July 1944, aged 0 years
Cemetery: Lignieres-de-Touraine Communal Cemetery
Row A. Grave 1.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

8 Oct 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 424764, Aircrew Training Units
9 Oct 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 424764, Aircrew Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme
20 May 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 424764, No. 467 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

Missing Clarence River Airmen

News was received yesterday of two Clarence River airmen, members of the crew of the same bomber, reported missing.

Captain and Mrs. W. Paul, of Southampton road, South Grafton, were informed by the Air Board that their only son, Flight Sergt. W. Paul, was missing from operations of July 16, and Mr. and Mrs. W. Jenkins, of Southgate, received a similar notification regarding their son, Flight Sergt. A. H. (Hedley) Jenkins. These young men were on a Lancaster bomber, Flight Sergt. Paul being wireless operator, and Flight Sergt. Jenkins air gunner. Flight Sergt. Paul, after completing all except his operational training with the R.A.A.F. in Australia, left for England about 15 months ago. Flight Sergt. Paul, who is a very athletic young man, took a prominent part in swimming, rowing and other sports and was particularly noted as a footballer. Flight Sergt. A. H. Jenkins, who was born in the locality, attended the Southgate school and afterwards the Grafton High School, where he passed his Intermediate Certificate examination. He is about 19 years of age. He was a very popular young man and was a good footballer. He joined the R.A.A.F. a year and nine months ago and completed his training as an air gunner in Australia. He then went to England. – The Daily Examiner, Grafton, issue dated Friday July 21, 1944.

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