Flight Sergeant John Evan JENKINS

Service No: 407435
Born: Adelaide SA, 28 April 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 October 1940
Unit: No. 31 Squadron, Wagga Wagga NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 31 Squadron Beaufighter aircraft A19-61), near Cootamundra NSW, 21 September 1942, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Cootamundra General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Evan Morgan Jenkins and Sarah Adelaide Islington Jenkins, of Terowie, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Terowie SA
Remembered: Panel 102, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide
Remembered: Cootamundra Beaufighter Memorial Stone, near Cootamundra NSW

At 1300 hours on 21 September 1942, Beaufighter A19-61 crashed 5 kms north east of Cootamundra and both crew members were killed. The cause of the accident is obscure. The crew members were:

Flight Sergeant John Evan Jenkins (407435) (Pilot)
Sergeant Vivian Sutherst (35755) (Observer)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 14
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


Parnell, N.M. (Neville M.) Whispering Death: A history of the RAAF’s Beaufighter Squadrons, AH & AW Reed Terry Hills NSW, 1980
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990

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