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Jacobsen, Erik Flohr
(1917 - 1944)

Erik Flohr Jacobsen volunteers for the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He is killed in action on 22 May 1944.

Erik Flohr Jacobsen is born on 9 October 1917. He is the son of Svend Adolf and Emma Jacobsen, of Risskov, Denmark.

Volunteers for Royal Air Force

Erik Flohr Jacobsen volunteers for the Royal Air Force during the Second World War and is trained as pilot. At this point I have no further details on when he volunteers.

He is part of No. 63 Intake at No. 5 (P) AFU, Tern Hill, from 15 June 1943. Vagn Christensen is part of the same intake. At the end of the course he is posted to No. 53 Operational Training Unit.

On 24 November 1943, he is posted to No. 234 (Madras Presidency) Squadron.

On 7 April 1944 he is transferred to No. 1 Squadron.

Last mission

On 22 May 1944, he is killed in action, while on a rhubarb over France. His aircraft, Spitfire IX (MK890) is hit by flak. He is then attached to No. 1 Squadron as Flight Sergeant.

He is buried in the St. Eloy Churchyard, Finistere, France.

(www.cwgc.org; Franks, 2004; AIR 27/1439; Tom Thorne).

Created on 17 Aug 06, 6:31 - last edited on 20 Apr 14, 19:16