Isaac Ivan Cohen
Air Gunner, 195 Squadron
Service number 1893247
Died 4 November 1944
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany
‘ALWAYS A LONELY HEARTACHE AND TEAR, FOR THE ONE WE HELD SO DEAR. DAD, MUM AND NORMA’
Isaac, known as Ivan, was the son of Israel and Millie née Solomons of Hackney, London. Ivan’s father Israel was a taxi driver and volunteered as an ARP warden. Ivan worked as a printer from the age of fourteen before volunteering into the RAF. Ivan had one sister Norma who married Monty Goldstein.
Ivan was the air gunner in Lancaster NG219 which took off from RAF Witchford on a day operation to Solingen. The aircraft exploded over the target area.