Ronald Moses Simon Zucker

Corporal, 27 OTU, RAF Lichfield
Service number 938506
Died 13 Sep 1942
Buried Hazlerigg Jewish Cemetery
Age 22

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Ronald was born in 1920 in West Derby, Lancashire to Leopold and Esther nee Frank and he had one sister Zena. Further information will be uploaded soon.

Ronald was on duty as part of a picquet guard at RAF Lichfield. Aircraft Wellington L7815 departed for an operation to Bremen. One of the engines failed on take off and it crashed killing all five crew on board and four airmen on the picquet patrol perished when the aircraft’s bomb load exploded.

Members of the picquet guard:
Cpl Ronald Moses Simon Zucker
LAC Kenneth Ward, 577760
A/C 1st Class Colin Aveyard, 1028776
A/C 1st Class Alfred Marten, 1296177

Crew of Wellington L7815:
Sgt, Joseph Albert Turnbull, RAAF, 411555
Sgt, James Gordon Milne, RAAF, 408774
Sgt, William John Percival Fletcher, RAAF, 406476
Sgt, Frederick William Lewis, 1053802
Sgt, Fairfield Thompson, 1354657

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Hazlerigg Jewish Cemetery.
Photo provided by The War Graves Photographic Project ©2021