Sidney Felman

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 57 Squadron
Service number 974515
Died 10 April 1941
Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany
Age 22

Headstone Inscription
‘DEAR “SID” DEEPLY MOURNED BY PARENTS, BROTHERS AND SISTERS’


Sidney was the son of David and Janey née Malamid of Cardiff, Wales. Sidney was the youngest of six children, Joseph, Isadore, Ethel, Hilda and Leslie.

Sidney and and his brother Isadore attested into the RAF at Padgate at the same time, and another brother Leslie signed up six months later at Blackpool. They both survived. Their father David served in WW1. In 1939, the family were living at 5 Wordsworth Avenue, Cardiff and David worked as a bullion buyer.

Sidney was the wireless operator on Wellington R1437 which took off from RAF Feltwell on a night operation to Berlin. The aircraft was shot down and crashed at Holderfehn, Germany. Four of the crew were killed and two became prisoners of war.
Killed: Sergeant S Felman, Sergeant F E Day, Sergeant S Terry, Sergeant J Caddick.
POW’s: Sergeant D Jameson, Sergeant A C Sutherland (RNZAF)