Air Gunner, 90 Squadron
Service number 1475966
Died 26 August 1944
Buried Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany
‘OUR SON AND BROTHER, ALWAYS WITH US. GOD REST YOUR DEAR SOUL. MUMMY, DAD, PHIL., ALF’.
Maurice (Morry) was born in January 1923 in St George in the East, London to Jack and Leah née Solomons and was the youngest of three boys. Their mother Leah died in 1933 and Morry was raised by his aunt Rachel (Ray) Weiss and his letters to his aunt written while he was serving can be found in the gallery.
Maurice’s family story can be found below.
Maurice was the rear gunner on Lancaster ME802 which departed from RAF Tuddenham at 20.23 on 25 August 1944 on a night operation to Russelsheim to attack the Opel motor factory. The aircraft failed to return and the crew are buried in Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany.
A/B, James Ross Court, 417028, RNZAF
Nav, Francis Edward Good, J/22356, RCAF
F/E, John Stanley Holdcroft, 1819155
A/G, William John Hope, J/87397, RCAF
A/G, Maurice Kieff, 1475966
Pilot, Henry Philip Lee-Warner, DFC, AFC, 118164
W/Op, Hugh Wilson, 178769