Leslie Bernard Daitz
Navigator, 97 (Straits Settlements) Squadron
Service number 1577121
Died 6 August 1944
Buried Clichy Northern Cemetery, France
‘YOUR BROKENHEARTED PARENTS, SISTER AND BROTHER ARE ALWAYS WITH YOU. AMEN’
Leslie was the son of Sidney and Blanche née Bresler of Stamford Hill, London. Leslie was the eldest of three siblings, Milton, Michael and Lorraine. The family lived in Canada for a time where Leslie’s father Sidney worked as a civil servant. The family returned to England in 1932 and moved to Leicester where Sidney was a tailors shop manager.
Leslie was the navigator of Lancaster ND840 which took off from RAF Coningsby on a daylight bombing operation to Bois de Cassan V1/V2 flying bomb site. The aircraft was hit by flak which incapacitated F/O Bucknell and it crashed at Eaubonne (Val d’Oise) a small town roughly 14 km ESE of Pontoise.