Saul David Lazarus

Flight Sergeant, 322 (Dutch) Squadron
Service number 1437557
Died 19 Mar 1945
Buried Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery, Netherlands
Age 23

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Saul was born on 8 June 1921 in Salford, Manchester to Austrian born Abraham and Russian born Fanny nee Cosovski and he had a brother Joseph and a sister May. Their father worked as a cabinet maker. Saul attended school at Waterloo Road in Manchester and was a former member of the Grove House Jewish Boys’ Brigade. After finishing school Saul worked with his father as a cabinet maker. His brother Joseph served in the Royal Corp of Signals.

Saul was the pilot of Spitfire RR205 which departed airfield B.85 Schijndel in the Netherlands on a bombing practice. He flew to the target area but even though his plane was too close to the target he dived to the ground to drop his bomb. He released the bomb but because of the steep angle the bomb ended up between the aircraft propellers and exploded in mid-air killing Saul instantly.

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