Jack Marshall Cantor
Air Gunner, 550 Squadron
Service number 1247573
Died 31 January 1944
Buried Willesden Jewish Cemetery, London
‘HE DIED THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE. DEEPLY MOURNED BY PARENTS, SISTERS AND BROTHER’
Jack was the son of Alfred and Bessie née Griver of London.
On an operation to Berlin on 30 January 1944 in Lancaster DV305, the aircraft was attacked by a night-fighter. Both Jack and the rear air gunner received fatal injuries. The pilot managed to regain control of the aircraft and nursed it back to England landing at Woodbridge.
Click on the links below for Jack’s story.