Navigator, 10 Squadron
Service number 1386316
Died 29 June 1943
Buried Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Netherlands
‘IN MEMORY OF OUR DARLING DAVID KILLED ON AIR OPERATIONS. HEARTBROKEN FAMILY’
David was the son of Samuel and Deborah née Goodman of Tottenham, London who were both born in Poland. David’s father Samuel worked as a master table maker. David had four older siblings, Percy, Hilda, Charles and Marcus.
David was the navigator on Halifax HR697 which departed from RAF Melbourne on a night operation to Cologne. The aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Leutnant Johannes Hager of the 4./NJG 1, flying Bf 110 G-4 G9+CC from St Trond (Sint-Truiden) airfield, Belgium.
Pilot, P/O. R.H. Geddes, RAAF, 401939
Co-Pilot Sgt. R.S. White, 1388298
F/E, P/O. H.E. Cross, 143801
Nav, Sgt. D. Brown, 1386316
Bomb aimer P/O. R.E. Bradshaw, 148755
W/Op A/G, F/Sgt. C. Entwistle, 1113359
A/G, Sgt. A.W. Booth, 1424526
Air gunner Sgt. R. Shannon, RAAF, 411231, Survived POW Stalag Luft L6