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Name: Archie Nathaniel Jenks
Country: Canada
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 20
Victories: 7
Born: 14 October 1889
Place of Birth: Coaticook, Stanstead County, Quebec
Died: 1938
Place of Death:  
 
 
A dental student at McGill University, Archie Nathaniel Jenks enlisted in February 1915. After serving with the 13th Battalion of the Royal Horse Guards, he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps on 15 March 1917. Flying the F.E.2d, he scored 7 victories as an observer with 20 Squadron before returning to Canada as an instructor. Post war, he became a dentist and took his own life in 1938 after shooting his wife.
Archie N Jenks and H L Satchell
Courtesy of Dominic Gribbin
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 26 May 1917 1030 20 F.E.2d (A6469) 1 Albatros D.III (DES) Comines
2 29 Jun 1917 1610 20 F.E.2d (A6431) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Becelaère
3 02 Jul 1917 1245 20 F.E.2d (A6431) 1 Albatros D.V (DESF) Comines-Houthem
4 06 Jul 1917 1830 20 F.E.2d (A6516) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) Comines
5 22 Jul 1917 1900 20 F.E.2d (A6512) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Menin-Wervicq
6 28 Jul 1917 1830 20 F.E.2d (A3) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) NE of Tourcoing
7 21 Sep 1917 1100 20 F.E.2d (B1892) 3 Albatros D.V (OOC) Becelaère

1 Pilot Capt Harold Satchell
2 Pilot Capt Frank Stevens
3 Pilot 2Lt William Durrand
 
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