Air Gunner, 16 OTU
Service number 1338228
Died 4 April 1943
Buried Middleton Stoney (All Saints) Churchyard, Oxford
‘THERE ARE TWO LINKS DEATH CANNOT SEVER; LOVE AND REMEMBRANCE LAST FOREVER’
Maurice was born in July 1921 in Sculcoates, Yorkshire to Jonah Shibko and Adelaide née de Meza. Maurice’s grandparents Abraham and Sarah originated from Poland. Maurice’s father pre-deceased him in 1933. Maurice was Jewish but a cross was requested by the family for his headstone.
Maurice was an air gunner on Wellington X3741 which departed RAF Upper Heyford on a training flight when it crashed at the Otmoor bombing range.
W/Op, Christopher Francis (Doogie) Ball, 1268240
Nav, Frank Geoffrey Bower, 1575473
A/B, Gordon Hardy, 943042
Pilot, Douglas Grant Nicoll, RCAF R/124574