Pilot Officer Griffith Llewellyn Jenkins DFC

218 SQD STEVE SMITH A046

Pilot Officer G L Jenkins and Crew

Crew  Pilot                          : Officer Griffith Llewellyn Jenkins

Service Number                 : 147752 RAF VR

Awards                               : D.F.C

Awarded                             :  LG 03.04.1945

Citation :

Pilot Officer Jenkins has shown courage and determination in pressing home his attacks in the face of intense enemy opposition. In May 1943 while making his bombing run his aircraft was illuminated and severely damaged by anti-aircraft fire one engine being put out of action. Nevertheless with grim determination he completed his mission and although another engine failed on the return journey this officer reached base and made a safe landing. On another occasion although his aircraft was illuminated by searchlights and one engine rendered useless he released his bombs on his target. Later a second engine failed but this officer skilfully piloted his bomber to base. Pilot Officer Jenkins is an excellent captain of aircraft.

Known Movements

No.1657 HCU                   : 29th April 1943

No.218 Squadron             : May (Not recorded in ORB)

No.623 Squadron             : 10th August 1943

Operations flown with No.218 Squadron

15.05.1943 2nd Pilot

Pilot Sergeant J.W Hoey

Bochum

EF352 HA-Q

Returned early, port inner engine u/s

 

16.05.1943 Pilot (Sergeant)

Mining

EF568 HA-B

Duty carried out  (six mines dropped)

 

20.05.1943 Pilot (Sergeant)

Mining

“Deodors”

BF522 HA-F

Duty Carried Out  (three mines dropped)

 

21.05.1943 Pilot (Sergeant)

Mining

“Nectarines”

BF522 HA-F

Duty Carried Out  (five mines dropped)

 

23.05.1943 Pilot (Sergeant)

Dortmund

BF522 HA-F

Aiming   point identified by TI Markers and fires, Yellow markers seen. Aircraft was   coned after bomb doors opened. Bombs dropped on concentration of fires. Red   and Green TI Markers seen. One large fire and a great many others. Attack   appeared concentrated.  Bomb load : 3 x   1000lb GP + 630 x 4lb IB + 72 x 30lb IB

 

03.06.1943 Pilot (Sergeant)

Mining

“Cinnamon”

EH878 HA-I

Duty Carried Out ( four mines   dropped)

 

11.06.1943 Pilot (Sergeant)

Dusseldorf

BF578 HA-A

Target area clear, bombed red   markers. Good concentration of fires.

Bomb Load : 1080 x 4lb IB + 96   x 30lb IB

 

19.06.1943 Pilot ( Sergeant)

Le Creusort (Fr) Schneider Armaments Factory & Breuil Steel   Works)

EE884 HA-H

Aiming point identified by   lakes and factory chimney seen.  Bomb   Load : 96 x 30lb IB + 720 x 4lb IB

 

21.06.1943 Pilot (Sergeant)

Krefeld

EE884 HA-H

Bombed at 13,000ft, thin layer   of cloud over target. Built up area once seen. Bombed on Red TI’s. A lot of   smoke and fires and 1 big explosion at 01.54hrs. Bomb Load : 990 x 4lb IB +   96 x 30lb IB.

 

22.06.1943 Pilot (Sergeant)

Mulheim

EE884 HA-H

Landed away. Severe oil leak to   PO engine.  Bombed Oberhausen. Bomb   Load : 990 x 4lb IB + 90 x 30lb IB.

 

24.06.1943 Pilot (Sergeant)

Elberfeld

EH898 HA-G

2340hrs –  0345hrs

Bombed from 13000ft on Red   TI’s. Ground detail not seen owing to smoke. 4 Red TI’s and Greens seen and   appeared to be short. Bomb Load : 990 x 4lb IB + 90 x 30lb IB.

 

25.06.1943 Pilot (Sergeant)

Gelsenkirchen

EH878  HA-I Ink  ( ORB records HA-K)

Bombed from 13000ft.Target   markers seen. Incendiaries seen through cloud. Bomb Load : 990 x 4lb IB + 90   x 30lb IB

 

28.06.1943 Pilot (Sergeant)

CologneEE909

HA-H – HARRY

Returned early. Bombs   jettisoned  “safe”  5322N – 0100E. Starboard outer u/s. Bomb   Load : 990 x 4lb IB + 90 x 30lb IB

 

04.07.1943 Pilot (Sergeant)

CologneEE909

HA-H – HARRY

Attacked main target from   13,500ft on Red TI Markers. Bomb Load 810 x 4lb IB + 96 x 30lb IB. * Hit by   flak

 

24.07.1943 Pilot (Pilot Officer)

Hamburg ( Operation Gomorrah )

EE909 HA-H – HARRY

Bombed on   Green TI’s from 16000ft. Good concentration of fires and considerable smoke.   Considered a very good show.  Bomb Load   : 1 x 2000lb GP + 450 x 4lb IB + 48 x 30lb IB.

 

25.07.1943 Pilot (Pilot Officer)

EssenEE909

HA-H – HARRY

Attacked from 16000ft on Red   TI’s. Many bombs seen to burst. Large concentration of fires.  Bomb Load : 1 x 2000lb GP + 1 x 500lb + 630   x 4lb IB + 56 x 30lb IB. 

 

27.07.1943 Pilot (Pilot Officer)

Hamburg ( Operation Gomorrah   )

EE909 HA-H – HARRY

Attacked from 15000ft. Own   incendiaries seen to burst on aircraft buildings. Wizard Prang, should prang   for days. Bomb Load : 630 x 4lb I.B + 90 x 4lb IB + 80 x 30lb IB.

 

29.07.1943 Pilot (Pilot Officer)

Hamburg ( Operation Gomorrah   )

EE909 HA-H – HARRY

Attacked target from 15500ft on   Green TI Markers at 0056hrs. Many cascades seen on leaving the target. Bomb   Load : 720 x 4lb IB + 80 x 30lb IB

 

02.08.1943 Pilot (Pilot Officer)

Hamburg ( Operation Gomorrah   )

EE909 HA-H – HARRY

Returned early. Jettisoned   bombs, due to icing and cloud. Jettisoned 53.28N 0905E Fused. Bomb Load 720 x   4lb IB + 80 x 30lb

 

Operations flown with  No.623 Squadron  
12.08.1943 Pilot (Pilot Officer)

Turin (It)

EE909 IC-H  – HARRY

Bombed from 16000ft in good   visibility on yellow TI Markers and flares. Bomb Load : 450 x 4lb IB + 56 x   30lb IB.

 

16.08.1943 Pilot (Pilot Officer)

Turin (It)

EE909 IC-H  – HARRY

Bombed on Green TI weather hazy   over target area. Saw aircraft go down at 45.40N 0530E at 25.30hrs (sic)   Searchlights over target. Bomb Load : 450 x 4lb IB + 56 x 30lb IB.

 

23.08.1943 Pilot (Pilot Officer)

BERLIN

EE909 IC-H  – HARRY

No cloud   and good visibility. Bombed on Green TI’s from 16000ft. Fires well  concentrated around TI Markers. Bomb Load: 1 x 2000lb + 4 x 500lb. Landed  Stradishall.

 

27.08.1943 Pilot (Pilot Officer)

Nuremburg

EE909 IC-H  – HARRY

2122hrs –  FTR