John Desmond JENNER


JENNER, John Desmond

Service Number: 423132
Enlisted: 20 June 1942
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 251 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Hurlstone Park, New South Wales, 22 April 1924
Home Town: Manly, Manly Vale, New South Wales
Schooling: Homebush High & Newcastle Junior High School
Occupation: Bank Officer
Died: Flying Battle, North Sea, Atlantic Ocean, 9 November 1944, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
RAAF Aircrew lost over NW Europe with with no known grave are commemorated on the Runnymede (Air Forces) Memorial to the Missing - Panel 260
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
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World War 2 Service

20 Jun 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant
10 Jan 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 423132, No. 251 Squadron (RAF), Battle of the Atlantic - RAN and RAAF Operations

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Born:  22 April 1924 Hurltone Park, New South Wales

Father Reuben Herbert John Wesley Jenner and Mother Victoria Elizabeth Jenner, living at Manly, NSW.

20/6/1942    enlisted in RAAF - in Sydney, NSW

He trained in Canada under the Empire Air Training Scheme (also known as the British Commonwealth Air Training Program) and attached to the Royal Air Force. When he joined 251 Squadron in Iceland, he was the only Australian in the unit at that time.

9/11/1944    died in flying battle - aged 22 years

His name is commemorated on Panel 260 of the Air Forces Memorial
(Runnymede Memorial), Surry, UK.

His name is commemorated on Panel 124 at the Australian War Memorial,
Canberra, ACT.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  5/6/2016.  Lest we forget.