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 born on 15 March 1925 in Hackney, London to Israel and Millie née Solomons and had one sister Norma. Their 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 was the air gunner in Lancaster NG219 which departed from RAF Witchford on a day operation to Solingen. The aircraft exploded over the target area killing all the crew.
Nav, George Spalding Brown 1568787.
F/E, Stanley Price Hunt, 1867689.
A/G, Mervyn Langdon Morey, RAAF 419096.
Pilot, Eric Meudway Morris, 185979.
A/B, George Alexander Mortimer, RCAF J/35773.
A/G, Raymond William Sidney Tilsed, 1853579.