Myer Savage

Flying Officer, 254 Squadron
Service number 124230
Died 05 April 1943
Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial
Age 21

Myer (Mick) was born on 9 December 1921 in Whitechapel, London to Robert and Annie nee Freedman and he had an older brother Maurice who was also killed serving in WW2 in 207 Squadron. Savage, Maurice | The Jews of the RAF

Research is ongoing to find more information on the family. In 1939 the brothers parents lived 33 Cresswell Road, Twickenham where Robert worked as a furniture upholsterer.

Mick was the navigator on Beaufighter JL833 alongside Pilot Leonard Perkins, 1208549. The aircraft departed from RAF North Coates at 10.25 on 5 April 1943 but failed to return.

The operations record book states:

12.37 54°23″N. 30° 41″E. Splash seen in water, the A/C wreckage including port wing, 3 petrol tanks, empty Mae West, but no dinghies or bodies,. ‘A’ & ‘X’ circled low for 20 minutes dropping smoke floats and taking photographs.
13.00 Hampden A/C joined ‘A’ & ‘X’ in search.
13.26 ‘X’ & ‘A’ S/C base from 54°23″N. 03°41″E. Hampden remained circling.
14.26 ‘X’ & ‘A’ landed base – ‘O’ failed to return and is presumed to have crashed in sea at 12.37.

Courtesy Shelley Williams, Find a Grave
254 Squadron O.R.B.
1939 Register