Frank Wolfgang Kaufmann

Pilot Officer, 228 Squadron
Service number 171359
Died 6 Jan 1944
Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial
Age 27

Frank was born in 1918 to German born Victor and Leonie nee Marx. Frank’s mother and grandparents were born in Hessen, Germany and became naturalised British citizens in 1894. Records indicate that Frank was an only child.

Frank was on board Sunderland JM709 which departed from RAF Pembroke Dock at 05.37 on 6 Jan 1944. It was engaged in an anti submarine patrol mission over the Bay of Biscay. The aircraft was flying in clouds and when it emerged, it was spotted by the pilot of a Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf Fw.190. It was shot down and crashed some 190 km west of Brest, France. All 11 crew were killed including another Jew, Jack Freedman, who has a page on the website.

Pilot, S/L Henry Ronald Bailey DFC & Bar, 48547.
3rd Pilot, Alexander William Cherrie, 55061.
W/Op A/G, Alexander Taylor Coutts MID, 553792.
2nd Pilot, Arnold William Dowsett, RAAF 403862.
W/Op A/G, David Boyd Finlay, 640578.
Flight Sergeant Jack Freedman.
Jack Freedman, 1338368
Nav, Henry Morton DFM, 47899.
A/G, Donald Charles Jack McLean, 1386302.
A/G, Alan Watson, 1699815.
F/E, Harold John Wilkinson, 652373.

1911 Census of Leonie Marx