Sidney Solomon Aarons

Flight Sergeant, 356 Squadron
Service number 2200115
Died 18 Aug 1945
Commemorated Singapore Memorial
Age 20


On 18 Aug 1945 Liberator KH 218 took off from RAF Cocos Islands for a S.D. Operation in Central Malaya. A SOS was sent out, which a few minutes later was cancelled. Another SOS was then received followed by a message that the aircraft was ditching. It gave course, height and approximate position. An intensive A.S.R. search was instituted. A total of 16 sorties were flown during the next 4 days. The search was called off on the 22 Aug 1945.

Aircrew killed were:
Captain, R H McLeod, J/44389
2nd Pilot, J Stewart, 1802355
Nav, W F M Skipworth, 195407
Air Bomber, A E Penfold, 164096
Flt/Eng. G J H Snewing, 164186
Wop/Air, S Aarons, 2200115
A/G, R H Lacey, R/193335
A/G, F W Gonsalves, 605687

Details of Sidney’s family are unknown.