Pilot Officer G L Jenkins DFC & Crew

Date of Operation Night of Friday 27th  / Saturday 28th August 1943
Target Nuremburg
Code Name (Ref) “Grayling C”
Master Bomber Call Sign “Organ”
Take off-time 21.22hrs
Base R.A.F Downham Market
Time of Loss
Cause of Loss Encounter with a  night fighter
Aircraft Crashed Birkenfeld (G)
Escape & Evasion Report
Crew reported Cause Flying Officer E G Pierce RNZAF in a letter records that the aircraft was attacked by a night fighter at 16,000ft. Further damage was caused by the rear gunner of a Halifax. Loss Card collaborates that the aircraft was attacked by a night fighter, but makes no mention of the damaged caused by the Halifax.
Loss Card Details Records attacked and shot down by a N/F astern and below near target area 16,000ft. Target bombed a/c damaged.
Zero Hour over Target 00.30hrs
Scheduled To Attack Zero Hour + 15 to Zero Hour + 30
Wave 3rd wave
Bombing Height
Bomb Load 540 x 4lb + 38 x 30lb I.B
Route Ref Loss Card
Special Equipment


Pilot Pilot Officer Griffith “Griff” Llewellyn Jenkins 147752 RAFVR DFC*Grave 1.K.16 Durnbach War Cemetery (G)*Gazetted 6th August 1943
Navigator Flying Officer Edward G Pierce 42305 RNZAF Prisoner of War Number : 2382 Prison Camp : Stalag Luft III Sagan
Wireless Operator Sergeant Jack Dickinson 1238958 RAFVR Prisoner of War Number : 222589 Prison Camp : Stalag 4B Mulhberg (Elbe)


Photograph of Jack Dickinson post war

Flight Engineer Sergeant John “Jock” Schofield 995671 RAFVR Prisoner of War Number : 222639 Prison Camp : Stalag 4B Mulhberg (Elbe)
Bomb Aimer Flying Officer Jack Shaw 131981 RAFVR Prisoner of War Number : 2386 Prison Camp : Stalag Luft III Sagan
Rear Air Gunner Sergeant  “Ralph”  Booth R/133465 RCAF Prisoner of War Number : 354 Prison Camp : Stalag Luft VI Heydekrug
Mid Upper Gunner Sergeant Edward Hawkins 1321124 RAFVRPrisoner of War Number : 607Prison Camp : Stalag 357 Kopernikus

Night Raid Report August 27th /28th 1943






Jack Dickenson wrote a book about his exploits on both No.218 and No.623 Squadron, titled “THE TIME OF MY LIFE


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