Murray Cohen

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 18 OTU
Service number 1235344
Died 3 October 1943
Buried Leeds (Gelderd Road) English Hebrew Cemetery
Age 21


Murray was born in 1922 in Leeds to Norman and Leah née Freedman. In 1939, the family were living at 95 Gathorne Terrace, Leeds and Murray’s father Norman was stated as working as a foreman in the tailoring trade on government work.

Murray was the wireless operator on Wellington BK242 which took off from RAF Finningley on a day training exercise. The aircraft crashed attempting to overshoot killing all the crew.
Pilot, Sgt Thomas William Hodgson Dalziel, 1432841, aged 20
Nav, Sgt William Baird Jarvie, 1344192, aged 21
B/A, Sgt Edgar Farrer, 1562923, aged 29
W/Op A/G Murray Cohen
A/G, Sgt Louis Lazarus, 1611281, aged 22 Louis is also commemorated on the website.