Harold Harris

Flight Sergeant, 582 Squadron
Service number 1458651
Died 16 Jun 1944
Buried Ste. Catherine Communal Cemetery, France
Age 21

Headstone Inscription

Harold was born in April 1923 in Hull, Yorkshire to Wolfe and Jennie nee Winetraube and he had a younger brother and sister, Ronald and Rosalie. Their father worked as a tailor and in 1939 the family lived at 23 Freehold Street in Hull. Records state that Harold was the ‘Table Tennis Champion of Hull, 1941’.

Harold was the navigator on Lancaster ND502 which departed from RAF Little Staughton at 23.55 on an operation to attack the marshalling yards at Lens. The aircraft crashed in the NW suburbs of Arras in the Pas-de-Calais killing six of the crew who are buried in Ste-Catherine Communal Cemetery.

A/B, Richard Harry Ames, 1321473
MUG, Paul Long-Hartley, 1388549
F/E, Sidney Parr, 622838
Pilot, Norman James Tutt, 176275
R/G, William Thomas Williams, 53787

W/Op, Robert F. Boots, 1385979, evaded and escaped back to England on 11 September 1944 via the Bordeaux-Loupiac line.

Courtesy Philippe DeGroote
1939 Register

582 Squadron O.R.B.