David Block

Flight Engineer, 49 Squadron
Service number 903489
Died 31 May 1942
Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial
Age 30

David was the son of Joseph and Hetty née Pearl. Husband of Phyllis née Hockman. David’s brother Samuel Block was also killed whilst serving in 83 Squadron in March 1942.

David was a fur trader before he volunteered for the RAF before 1939 and had learnt to fly at Yapton Aero Club in 1937. David married Phyllis in 1939 and sadly she died before him in 1941 aged 27.

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