Navigator, 106 Squadron
Service number 184303
Died 23 September 1944
Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany
‘LOVED AND MOURNED BY HIS WIFE, FAMILY AND ALL WHO KNEW HIM’
David was born on 16 March 1908 to Russian born Hyman and Esther née Rosengard and had two sisters Minnie and Ida. Their father worked as a bookmaker in Hendon. David married Freda Wienke in 1937 in Hendon and he worked as a furniture manufacturer representative in Birmingham.
David was the flight engineer on Lancaster ND868 which departed RAF Metheringham on a night operation to bomb the Dortmund-Ems Canal. The aircraft crashed near the town of Ibbenburen in Westphalia killing seven members of the crew with one survivor.
Nav, Gerald George Bryan, RCAF, J/29589.
A/G, John Frederick William Clarke, RCAF, R/192643.
Pilot, James Isaac, 183398.
W/Op, Richard Henry Julian, 1581666.
A/G, Kenneth Alexander McLaughlin, RCAF, J/89163.
A/B, Henry Ian Shepherd, RCAF, J/89184.
2nd Pilot, Sidney Henry Jones, 117959, survived. POW Stalag 9C and Luft III.