Leslie Israel Alter

Observer, 19 OTU
Service number 126504
Died 3 September 1942
Buried Willesden Jewish Cemetery
Age 32


Leslie was born on 28 December 1910 in London to Sydney and Amelia née Silverman. Leslie married Renee Silverberg in 1936 in Hackney. Their son Anthony was born the following year. In 1939 the family were living at 66 Grovelands Road, Southgate with Leslie’s father and brothers. Leslie was working as a pharmaceutical chemist and his brother Gerald was the manager of the chemist. Their father was working as a ladies outfitter.

Leslie was the observer on Whitley Z6760 which departed from RAF Forres on a cross country training exercise. The aircraft had climbed to about forty feet when the engine cut out. The aircraft banked to port before hitting a raised bank and burst into flames killing all onboard.