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Elton L. Jenkins, Pilot
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ELTON L. JENKINS CREW - 427th BS
(Jenkins assigned 427th BS: 17 September 1943)
(Upgraded from CoPilot, Wilbur Klint Crew, 6 March 1944)


Thirty -two dispatched (31 credited missions) flown by 2Lt Elton L. Jenkins: For mission dates and targets see the missions list.
(A) Non-credit aborted mission --- (AS) Credited abortive sortie - no bombs dropped

Crew Note:
2Lt Elton L. Jenkins - Missions as indicated above. Upgraded from CoPilot to Pilot on orders dated 4 April 1944. First mission as 1st Pilot on 22 April 1944. Completed 30 mission combat tour on 27 April 1944. On his three Pilot missions flew with the enlisted crewmen of the Lt Chester N. Oranges Crew: Sgt Edgar A. Wright (Tog) - 140, 152, Sgt James A. Eisenhauer (E), S/Sgt Leonard V. Sorese (R), S/Sgt Richard A. Gentry (BTG), Sgt Homer J. Ward, Jr. (LWG), S/Sgt Walfred J. Korpi (RWG), Sgt Robert E. Franklin (TG) - 139, 140, 142. Officer crewmen were: CoPilots - 2Lt Donald D. Sayer - 139, 2Lt James H. Fisher - 140, 2Lt George C. Lawrenson - 142; Navigators - 2Lt John K. Brown -139, 2Lt Ernest L. Cronin - 140, 1Lt Thomas G. Brown - 142; Bombardier - 2Lt Joseph J. Nevills - 139.

[Researched by Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]