Air Gunner, 103 Squadron
Service number 1810747
Died 28 April 1943
Buried Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery, Denmark
‘IN PROUD MEMORY OF A BELOVED SON & BROTHER LOVED BY ALL. MUM, DAD, BROTHERS & SISTERS’
Abraham was born in April 1924 in Mile End, London to Polish born Lazarus Trznagiel and Fanny née Solomon and he was the youngest of seven children. Their father worked as a tailor’s cutter and the family lived in Mile End and Stepney.
Abraham was an air gunner on Lancaster ED733 which departed from RAF Elsham Wolds on an operation to lay mines in the Tangerines area (Pillau).
While westbound at 3500 metres, the aircraft was attacked by a German night fighter from 5./NJG 3 crewed by Oberleutnant Paul Szameitat, Oberleutnant Klöss and Feldwebel Blockus. At 03:51 the Lancaster exploded in the air and the wreckage fell to the ground on farmland belonging to the farms of Hovmosevej Road 6 and 10, Jordrup. All onboard died.
W/Op, Thomas James Daley, 1129286
B/A, James Charles Lilley, 1391041
Nav, Leonard Meakin, 128666
F/E, George L. K. McCallum, 574552
Pilot, Arthur Dennis Nicholson, 1098136
A/G, Maurice Dawbry Peters, 1323630
Further information on the crash can be found at Lancaster III ED733 crashed at Jordrup on 29/4-1943 (flensted.eu.com)