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Name: William Stanley Jenkins
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Bar
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 210 (RAF)
Victories: 12
Born: 26 May 1890
Place of Birth: Russell, Ontario
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
William Stanley Jenkins was promoted to temporary 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) on 8 November 1917.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
2nd Lt. William Stanley Jenkins, Sea Patrol.
   An intrepid pilot who has met with much success in numerous battles. On one day last month he led three machines in an attack on seven of the enemy. He engaged in combat with four separate enemy machines, set fire to one at a height of 14,000 feet, and then, getting on the tail of another, fired 150 rounds into it, resulting in complete destruction. Lt. Jenkins has, on previous occasions, destroyed or brought down out of control six enemy aircraft.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Bar
2nd Lieut. William Stanley Jenkins, D.F.C. (FRANCE)
   An exceptionally skilful pilot, conspicuous for his courage and disregard of danger. Since 5th October he has accounted for four enemy aeroplanes crashed and one driven down out of control. On 10th November he crashed an enemy two-seater, and later on destroyed a Fokker, in addition to attacking enemy troops and transport with marked success.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 27 May 1918 1920 210 Sopwith Camel (D3404) Albatros D.V (DES) E of Ypres
2 06 Jun 1918 0825 210 Sopwith Camel (D9590) C (DES) 1 Doulieu
3 21 Aug 1918 1220 210 Sopwith Camel (E4407) Albatros D.V (DES) W of Warneton
4 31 Aug 1918 1625 210 Sopwith Camel (E4407) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Wijnendaele Wood
5 03 Sep 1918 1810 210 Sopwith Camel (E4407) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Lille
6 17 Sep 1918 1830 210 Sopwith Camel (E4407) Fokker D.VII (DESF) S of Ostend
7 17 Sep 1918 1830 210 Sopwith Camel (E4407) Fokker D.VII (DESF) S of Ostend
8 24 Sep 1918 1440 210 Sopwith Camel (E4407) Fokker D.VII (DES) Schooze-Keyem
9 29 Sep 1918 0755 210 Sopwith Camel (D8147) Fokker D.VII (DES) 1 mi W of Lichtervelde
10 01 Oct 1918 1710 210 Sopwith Camel (D8147) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Roulers
11 10 Nov 1918 0840 210 Sopwith Camel (D8219) DFW C (DES) Merbes le Château
12 10 Nov 1918 1315 210 Sopwith Camel (D8219) Fokker D.VII (DES) E of Binche

1 Shared with Capt John Manuel
 
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