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Name: Louis Fleeming Jenkin
Military Cross (MC) and Bar Louis Jenkin
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 1
Victories: 22
Born: 22 August 1895
Place of Birth: Newington, London, Middlesex, England
Died: 11 September 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Bixschoote, Belgium
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
 
 
The son of Austin Fleeming and Elizabeth Jenkin, Louis Fleeming Jenkin served with the 9th Regiment of the North Lancashire Fusiliers and was promoted to temporary Second Lieutenant on 17 October 1914. After transferring to the Royal Flying Corps, he was posted to 1 Squadron on 15 May 1917. He scored his 22nd victory on the morning of 11 September 1917 but was reported missing in action later that day. It is believed that he was shot down by Otto Schmidt of Jasta 29.
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./Lt. Louis Fleeming Jenkin, Gen. List and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst on offensive patrol he has continually shown the greatest dash and determination in attacking enemy aircraft in superior numbers, destroying some and bringing others down out of control.
 
Military Cross (MC) Bar
T./Lt. Louis Fleeming Jenkin, M.C., Gen. List and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in continually attacking hostile aircraft at close range, destroying some and driving others down out of control. His dash and offensive spirit have at all times been admirable.
   (M.C. gazetted 16th August, 1917.)
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 23 May 1917 1800 1 Nieuport 17 (B1554) Albatros D.III (OOC) S of Becelaere
2 25 May 1917 1000 1 Nieuport 17 (B1638) Albatros D.III (OOC) Tenbrielen
3 02 Jun 1917 0915 1 Nieuport 17 (B1690) Albatros D.III (OOC) Wervicq
4 07 Jun 1917 0940 1 Nieuport 17 (B1547) Albatros D.III (DES) 1 Zandvoorde
5 08 Jun 1917 1245 1 Nieuport 17 (B1547) Albatros D.III (OOC) Becelaere
6 09 Jun 1917 1400 1 Nieuport 17 (B1547) Albatros D.III (DES) E of Houthem

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09 Jun 1917 1510 1 Nieuport 17 (B1547) Albatros D.III (DESF) Dadizeele
8 14 Jun 1917 2050 1 Nieuport 17 (B1547) Albatros D.III (OOC) Messines-Wervicq
9 17 Jun 1917 0815 1 Nieuport 17 (B1649) Albatros D.V (OOC) Roulers
10 18 Jun 1917 1145 1 Nieuport 17 (B1681) Albatros D.V (DES) 2 Oostaverne
11 20 Jun 1917 1815 1 Nieuport 17 (B1547) Albatros C (OOC) S of Houthem
12 02 Jul 1917 0925 1 Nieuport 17 (B1547) DFW C (DESF) Houthem
13 07 Jul 1917 2040 1 Nieuport 17 (B1547) Albatros D.V (OOC) Roulers
14 12 Jul 1917 2020 1 Nieuport 17 (B1547) Albatros D.V (OOC) Menin
15 13 Jul 1917 0845 1 Nieuport 17 (B1547) DFW C (DES) Houthem
16 16 Jul 1917 1935 1 Nieuport 17 (B1547) Albatros D.V (OOC) Tenbrielen
17 22 Jul 1917 1930 1 Nieuport 17 (B1547) Albatros D.III (DES) Kortewilde
18 22 Jul 1917 1945 1 Nieuport 17 (B1547) Albatros D.III (DES) Wervicq
19 28 Jul 1917 1000 1 Nieuport 17 (B1547) Albatros D.III (DES) N of Wervicq
20 28 Jul 1917 1010 1 Nieuport 17 (B1547) C (DES) Zandvoorde
21 04 Sep 1917 1600 1 Nieuport 23 (B3474) DFW C (OOC) Polygon Wood
22 11 Sep 1917 0835 1 Nieuport 27 (B3635) Albatros D.V (OOC) Gheluwe

1 Shared with Lt Frank Sharpe
2 Shared with Lt Charles Lavers, 2Lt Harry Reeves
 
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