Leiston Airfield (Station 373) and 357th & 358th Fighter Group Memorial
357th Fighter Group Roll of Honor
Joseph Milton Jenkins
364th Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group
Date of Death:
Normandy American Cemetery, France
Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
Joseph Milton Jenkins was born on October 5, 1922, in Savannah, Georgia. He served in the 364th Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group as a First Lieutenant during World War II. 1LT Jenkins failed to return from a mission in theP-51 #42-103389 aircraft; once the escort was complete, strafed aerodrome in the vicinity of Albert, France, hit by machine-gun fire and light flak and crashed on May 24, 1944. He is buried now in the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-Sur-Mer, France.