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SGT Edgar Purton Jackson 400227

Squadron/s452 SQN
457 SQN
Rank On Discharge/Death Sergeant (SGT)
Mustering / SpecialisationPilot
Date of Birth19 Oct 1919
Date of Enlistment21 Jul 1940
Contributing Author/sPhil Listermann, David Hamilton
Updated Vince Conant, 2013
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Ed was born in Hawthorn, Vic on the 19/10/1919 and enlisted on the 21/7/1940. He was a founder member of No 457 squadron and then was posted to No 452 in the UK. He was lost in a Spitfire Mark Vb number AB852 over France on 13/10/1941.

Service number: 400227
Rank: Sergeant
Unit: 452 Squadron
Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Conflict: 1939-1945
Date of death: 13 October 1941
Place of death: France
Cause of death: Flying Battle
Cemetery or memorial details: Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom
Plot: Panel 62
Source: AWM148 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, Air Force

Archive Report: Allied Forces 1939 - 1945
Compiled from official National Archive and Service sources, contemporary press reports, personal logbooks, diaries and correspondence, reference books, other sources, and interviews.

No. 452 Squadron Spitfire V AB852 Sgt. Jackson loss

Mission: Circus 108A
Date: 13th October 1941 (Monday)
Unit: No. 452 Squadron
Type: Spitfire V
Serial: AB852
Base: R.A.F. Kenley, Surrey, England
Location: English Channel.
Pilot: Sgt. Edgar Purton Jackson A/400227 R.A.A.F. Age 21. Missing.
Understood to have been shot down during a "circus" and lost in the English Channel. No further details but we would be interested to hear further from anyone who may have additional information to pass on to the relatives.
(Above record of service courtesy A.W.M)

Burial Details:

Sgt. Edgar Purton Jackson. Runnymede Memorial. Panel 62.

Further information:

Born on Sunday, 19th October 1919 at Hawthorn Victoria Australia. Before joining on the 5th March 1940, worked as a clerk at the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramway Board. Son of Walter Syril Jackson and Iris Flora Jackson, of 49 Town Hall Avenue Preston, Victoria, Australia.

Page of Remembrance created for Brian Billington who is seeking further information for his family history. Brian is the great nephew of the pilot. With thanks to Norman L.R. Franks "Fighter Command Losses" Vol' 2, Commonwealth Graves Commission. Australian War Memorial.

See more at: aircrewremembered.com/jackson-edgar.html

Aircraft Details

Spitfire:AB852 Mk.Vb AB852 8MU 30/07/42, 452Sqn RAAF 05/08/41, FTR ops 13/10/41.

God Bless you Ed, and thank you.

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