Douglas Louis Cramp DFC

Air Bomber, 83 Squadron
Service number 139688
Died 22 June 1944
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany
Age 23

Headstone Inscription
GONE FROM OUR MIDST DUGGIE DEAR BUT FOR EVER IN OUR HEARTS. MUM, DAD AND JOYCE


Douglas known as Duggie was the son of Sidney and Ethel née Simons of Dollis Hill, London. The family attended the Brondesbury Synagogue and Duggie’s father Sidney worked as a traveller in advertising. Douglas had a sister Joyce who married Maurice Kutner and they had two children. Duggie enlisted in 1940 and was commissioned in 1943.

Duggie was the air bomber on Lancaster JB180 which took off from RAF Coningsby on a night operation to Wesseling. The aircraft was shot down by a night fighter over the target area