Aaron Joseph Ronnie Vineberg

Observer, 405 (Vancouver) Squadron
Service number 1066449
Died 1 October 1942
Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial
Age 21

Aaron was born in 1920 in Newcastle upon Tyne to Harry and Nellie née Cohen and had a younger sister Agie. In 1939, the family were living at 457 Lobley Hill Road, Gateshead and Aaron’s father Harry was working as an estate manager/rent collector.

Aaron was the observer on Halifax W7710 ‘The Ruhr Valley Express,’ which departed RAF Topcliffe on a night operation to Flensburg. The aircraft crashed at Liehaus, close to the German-Danish border. All the crew were killed.

W/Op, Albert Martin Carter, RCAF R/91412.

F/E, Ben Bales Copeland, RCAF R/79564.

A/G,Arthur Monson Green, RCAF J/16009.

Obs, John Colwell Kitchen, RCAF J/15997.

A/G, William Granger McCron, RCAF R/91332.

Pilot, Edward Carl Olsen, RCAF J/8777.

The nose of Handley Page Halifax B Mark II, W7710 ‘LQ-R’ ‘Ruhr Valley Express’, W7710 crashed at Liehuus, Denmark, on the night of 1/2 October 1942 while returning from a raid on Flensburg, Germany, Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205210229