Air Bomber, 76 Squadron
Service number 657952
Died 12 June 1943
Buried Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, Netherlands
‘IN MEMORY OF JACOB. MAY HIS DEAR SOUL REST IN PEACE. MOTHER, SISTERS AND BROTHER’
Jacob was born on 1 September 1915 in Stockton-on-Tees to Russian born Isaac and Sophia née Perlman. Jacob had three older siblings, Rebekah, Myer and Jennie who were all born in Wales. In 1911 the family were living in Bridgend where Isaac is listed as a Hebrew Minister. In 1939 the family had moved to Hackney where Isaac is a Jewish Ecclesiastical Officer.
We are searching for Jacob’s family to reunite them with the photo on the right. We have been contacted by the owner who would like the photo to go to his family.
Jacob was an air bomber on Halifax DK170 which departed RAF Linton-on-Ouse on a night operation to Dusseldorf. The aircraft was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed south of Bladel, near Eindhoven, Holland. Six of the crew were killed and one was captured.
Pilot Sgt. Andrew James Normandale Wilson, 1501266
F/E Sgt. Cyril Kitchener Burton, 1314108
B/A Sgt. Jacob Domnitz
W/Op A/G Sgt. James John Pawsey, 928713
A/G Sgt. Kenneth William Lawson, R/147471 RCAF
A/G Sgt. Derek Bewlay Tibble, 1600509
Nav Sgt. John A. Lobban 1131592, Survived and evaded until his capture near the Spanish border 29 July 1943. He became a POW at Stalag 357.