Harris Black

Pilot, 10 Squadron
Service number 923087
Died 8 July 1941
Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial
Age 22


Harris was born on 25 Dec 1919 in Montreal, Canada, the son of Russian born parents Barnet and Nettie Feige née Kahansky. Harris’s mother died in 1927 when he was eight and his father remarried in 1929 to Rose James.

Harris was the pilot of Whitley Z6816 which took off from RAF Leeming at 22.42 on a night operation to Osnabruck. The aircraft was last in contact at 04.44 but nothing was heard after this and it was presumed to have crashed into the sea at Flamborough Head on its return from the operation.

Harris birth registration