David Brown

Navigator, 10 Squadron
Service number 1386316
Died 29 June 1943
Buried Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Age 21

Headstone Inscription
‘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 took off 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.

Crew:
Pilot, P/O. R.H. Geddes 401939 RAAF
Co-Pilot Sgt. R.S. White 1388298 RAF
F/E, P/O. H.E. Cross 143801 RAF
Nav, Sgt. D. Brown 1386316 RAF
Bomb aimer P/O. R.E. Bradshaw 148755 RAF
W/Op A/G, F/Sgt. C. Entwistle 1113359 RAF
A/G, Sgt. A.W. Booth 1424526 RAF
Air gunner Sgt. R. Shannon 411231 RAAF Survived POW Stalag Luft L6


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