Louis John Solomons

Air Bomber, 149 (East India) Squadron
Service number 748642
Died 17 November 1943
Buried Willesden Liberal Jewish Cemetery
Age 24

Louis served under the name SOMERS. He was born on 18 June 1919 in Edmonton, Middlesex to Nathaniel and Esther née Levy. Louis had two older sisters, Leila who was a publicity journalist and married Sidney Pierce, and Sarah a store buyer who married Frederick Sanders. In 1939, the family were living at 56 Carlton Road, Islington and Nathan worked as a taxi driver.

Louis was an air bomber on Stirling MZ260 which departed RAF Lakenheath on a training exercise. The aircraft overshot from a three-engined approach and crashed at Lakenheath airfield, Suffolk. Four crew were killed.

Pilot, G T Lowe RNZAF, 416508, killed
F/E, Alexander Bernard Pilbeam, 1673064, killed
Nav, Roy Arthur Nicholls, 1318088, killed
Nav, Louis John Solomons, 748642, killed
Sgt A F A Smith, survived
Sgt D W Francis RCAF, survived
Sgt S S J Haines, survived

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