Alfred Jack Rabin

Navigator, 153 Squadron
Service number 1804931
Died 22 January 1945
Buried Venray War Cemetery, Netherlands
Age 22

Alfred was born in 1922 in Cologne, Germany to Russian born Benjamin and German born Christine née Haase. Alfred’s father Benjamin lived in Johannesburg whilst serving in the Royal Fusiliers and married Christine in her home town of Koln, Germany in December 1920.

The family moved to England and in 1939 they lived at 75 Queens Crescent, St Pancras, where Benjamin was working as a dealer in fancy jewellery.

Alfred enlisted in 1942 and trained as a navigator. He was on board Lancaster NG185 which departed from RAF Scampton on a night operation to Duisberg. The aircraft was hit by flak and crashed over Holland killing all the crew.

W/Op, Robert Evans, 1671641

F/E, David Burrows George, 1796593

A/G, Gerald Burton Hamilton, RCAF, K/280563

A/G, Thomas O’Gorman, 1901574

A/B, Matthew Arnold Smith, RCAF, J/40650

Pilot, Kenneth William Winder, 53989

Benjamin & Christine’s Marriage Certificate
The Crew of NG185 courtesy of Shelagh & Sue Wright. We have been advised that Alfred is front row second from left.
1939 Register