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Burton G Jenkins

Military

Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in the collision with B-17 43-38030 "My Achin' B" in poor weather over Thurleigh returning from mission. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10833

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • John Mitchell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in the collision with B-17 43-38030 "My Achin' B" in poor weather over Thurleigh returning from mission. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10833 Awards: PH.

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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. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38133

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/6/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Grenier 23/7/44; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-N] Chelveston 25/8/44; Missing in Action Hanover 22/10/44 with 2Lt John Mitchell, 2Lt William C Shoemaker, 2Lt Frank Watkins, Sgt Phillip R Mifsud, Sgt Ashton W...

Missions

  • 685

    22 October 1944

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Wayne County, MI 1926

Son of Milton E and Margaret G Jenkins.

Lived in Crawford County, MI 1941
Based Chelveston 1944 – 22 October 1944

Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Thurleigh, UK 22 October 1944

Killed in the collision with B-17 43-38030 "My Achin' B" in poor weather over Thurleigh returning from mission. KIA. MACR 10833

Buried 23 October 1944

Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried 1948

Burial unknown, repatriated from Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2020 18:39:32 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/203446035/burton-g-jenkins

Date Contributor Update
26 January 2020 01:58:50 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
30 January 2019 21:08:59 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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