Jenkins, Roland Hairston

Individual Personnel Data
Name Jenkins, Roland Hairston   
Rank Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 14080507   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943
Duty Flexible Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 26 June 1943
There is no record of a MACR documenting this loss
Results Evaded Capture
See Escape and Evasion Report Number 1468 (5.036 MB)
Additional Information
'Having been freed by the allied drive through France, Roland Jenkins returned to the outfit for a few days before being reassigned to the States' per 544th Bomb Squadron History, 12 September 1944, microfilm A0640-01477.
Related Documents Unknown MACR
E&E Report 1468 (5.036 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
Flt. Ofcr. Burgoon, Howard CPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Kress, Victor CCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Wilmot, David BNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Hunt, Tom J EBombardierEV
S/SGT. McFarland, Harold SRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Peckham, Edward LawrenceEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Aguiar, William (NMI)Ball Turret GunnerEV
S/SGT. Ullmer, Henry JTail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Ashworth, George (NMI)Flexible GunnerEV
S/SGT. Jenkins, Roland HairstonFlexible GunnerEV

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 1 Combat Mission.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
2 25 June 1943 Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑30031 Aborted mission after taking off.
Returned to base due to weather conditions; pilot was unable to maintain contact with the formation.
Sortie Report
3 26 June 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑30031 Combat Mission Credit
Attacked by enemy aircraft; last seen with three engines smoking, diving at a 45° angle; five chutes reported. Crashed in Bernouville, France (6km west of Gisors). No MACR.
Sortie Report

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