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Jack S Jenkins


Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Coulommiers on 10 Apr 44 in P-38 'Texas Ranger' #42-67825. MACR 3620.

20 Nov 1943 - Air Medal
6 Dec 1943 - Oakleaf Cluster [to AM]
20 Dec 1943 - Oakleaf Cluster [to AM]
27 Dec 1943 - Oakleaf Cluster [to AM]
20 Jan 1944 - Distinguished Flying Cross



  • Carl Causey

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 55th Fighter Group

  • Kenneth Underwood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Kenneth H Underwood served as a fighter pilot with the 55th Fighter Group. ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • Headquarters Squadron (55th Fighter Group)


Associated Place

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...


Event Location Date
Born De Leon, TX 76444, USA 17 November 1914
E/A Destroyed Spiekeroog, Germany 11 March 1943

Bf109 Destroyed Isle Spiekeroog. 11-3-43.

E/A Probable Wilhelmshaven, Germany 11 March 1943

Fw190 Probable Wilhelmshaven. 11-3-43.

E/A Destroyed La Bassée, France 25 November 1943

Fw190 Destroyed La Bassee, France.

Promoted Wormingford, Colchester, Essex CO6, UK 1944

Promoted Lt Colonel.

E/A Damaged Dümmer, Germany 11 January 1944

Me210 Damaged Dummer Lake, Germany. 11-1-44.

Promoted Wormingford, Colchester, Essex CO6, UK 28 March 1944

Promoted Colonel.

Shot down Flak Coulommiers, France 10 April 1944

Crashed near Coulommiers on 10 Apr 44 in P-38 'Texas Ranger' #42-67825 POW.

Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 10 April 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War. POW #101579.

Post WWII September 1945 – 1962

Served in both Korean and Vietnam wars.

C/O 50th TFW 1 September 1959 – 15 July 1962

Commanded 50th Tactical Fighter Wing.

Buried San Antonio, TX, USA 1988

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio
Bexar County, Texas, USA.

Died 9 April 1998
Lived in Levelland, TX 79336, USA


Date Contributor Update
28 December 2015 21:32:35 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, person associations and media associations

AAM DB Entry.

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2015 20:33:34 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:55 AAM AAM ingest

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