Special Operator, 101 Squadron
Service number 1864380
Died 13 August 1944
Buried Hanover War Cemetery, Germany
‘TO OUR BELOVED SON MONTY, WHO GAVE HIS TO-MORROW, THAT WE MIGHT HAVE OUR TO-DAY’
Monty (Moses) was born in 1924 in Whitechapel, London the son of Daniel and Leah née Fresco. Monty had four siblings, Julia, Joyce, Marcia and Alexander. In 1939, their father was listed as working as a newspaper printer and an ARP warden in Stepney.
Monty spoke German fluently and worked as the Special Operator on Lancaster LM598 which took off from RAF Ludford Magna on a night ABC (Airborne Cigar) operation to Braunschweig. It is probable that the aircraft was intercepted and shot down by Maj. Werner Husemann of Stab I./NJG3 over Sulingen, Weagerfeld. All crew were killed.
A/G, Brian Samuel Barber, 1819384
F/E, George Howard Eaton, 1822142
A/G, Eric Hankinson, 2209952
W/Op, Arthur Sydney Lewis, 1243743
Pilot, Neville Marwood Tucker, 114383
A/B, Douglas Waldo Peers, J/89378, RCAF
Nav, John Alfred Turner, 139703