Leslie Frederick Jackson

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Medals: 1939–45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Flight Sergeant 1339328

Parents: Frederick and Ruby Jackson

Home address: 66 Mortimer Road, Filton

Pre-war occupation: Metal worker

Date of birth: 28/08/1921

Place of birth: Filton, Bristol

Date of death: 22/06/1944

Buried/Commemorated at: No known burial site. Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Not commemorated on a local memorial.

Age: 22

Further information:

Leslie was born in Filton, the son of a metal worker and the eldest of two brothers.

Leslie enlisted in the Royal Air Force in November 1940 and joined 207 Squadron which was based at RAF Spilsby in Lincolnshire from 12 October 1943. The squadron moved from RAF Langar and bombed Hanover in Germany six days after the move. At 23:21 hours on the 22nd June 1944, Leslie and a crew of seven others, took off from RAF Spilsby in the Lancaster bomber LM578 then crashed into the sea off the Dutch coast. Only four bodies were ever found and three of these are buried in the Netherlands.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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