Serving in the 9./TG 2, Feldwebel Jirkal was probably KIA when the Ju 52/3m Werknummer 130857- '8T+CT' was downed by Soviet fighters during a supply flight to the beseiged fortress of Breslau/Wroclaw, crash location unknown.
All crew was declared MIA:
- Flugzeugführer Ofw Berton, Wilhelm
- Bordfunker Ofw Birkelbach, Wilhelm
- Bordwart Fw Liebherr, Adolf
- Bordschütze Fw Jirkal, Eduard
05.1940: Unteroffizier - KGzbV-1
08.1942: I./TransportGeschwader 1
28.07.1943: Feldwebel - II./TransportGeschwader 4
02.1945: 9./IV./TransportGeschwader 1
He flew over 400 missions as a Bordschütze
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