Simon Michael Cashman

Sergeant, 38 Squadron
Service number 581498
Died 13 Jul 1941
Commemorated on Alamein Memorial
Age 23

Simon was born on 10 July 1918 in Marylebone, London to Polish born Joseph Cashmaker and Lena nee Whipp. Simon’s sister Sybil married Emmanuel Samuels who also died serving four weeks after Simon’s death. Samuels, Emmanuel Solomon | The Jews of the RAF

The family story can be found on the link below.

At 22.10 hours on 13 July 1941 Wellington N2756 departed to bomb Benghazi, Libya. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it did not return to base. Other crews on the same mission reported seeing an aircraft in flames on the water one mile off Benghazi harbour. These reports could not be corroborated. Following post war enquiries and investigations, it was recorded in 1948 that the missing crew members had lost their lives at sea.

Obs, Simon Michael Cashman, 581498.
2nd Pilot, Felix French Clowry, 402110.
F/S, Albert McDonald Smith Dargie, 966123.
F/S, Daniel Grocott, 749432.
Pilot, John Philip Wilkins, 758168.
Sgt, William Young, 654691.


Courtesy of Michelle Benjamin