Jenkins, John Arras, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 3595th Pilot Training Wing
Service Years
1949 - 1950
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Nellis AFB, NV

Date of Passing
Jul 07, 1950
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Last Known Activity
Date: 07-JUL-1950
Type: Silhouette image of generic P51 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American TF-51D Mustang
Owner/operator: United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 44-74443
C/n / msn:  
Fatalities: Fatalities: / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: 5 Mi ESE Crystal -   United States of America
Nature: Military
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USMA Class of 1949, First Lieutenant Jenkins was a pilot of a F-51 Mustang fighter with the 3596th Pilot

Training Squadron, 3595th Pilot Training Wing at Nellis Air Force Base. On July 7, 1950, he was flying solo

acrobatics near Crystal, Nevada when his aircraft stalled and crashed into the ground.

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Birth:  Nov. 30, 1923
Death:  Jul. 7, 1950

1st Lt Jenkins, USMA Class of 1949, was killed while flying acrobatics in a F-51 Mustang. his aircraft stalled and crashed near Crystal Nevada.

Lt. 3495 Pilot Training Wing U.S. Army Air Force
Jeannette Memorial Cemetery
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Evergreen

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