Bertram Max Frankal

Flight Engineer, 466 (Australian) Squadron
Service number 1605533
Died 8 April 1945
Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial
Age 29


Bertram (Bertie) was born on 19 April 1916 in Hackney to Polish born Leon and Augusta née Cohen of Kenton, Middlesex.

Bertie had three half brothers, Baron, Fabian and Harold and a half sister named Rosie. When their mother died, Leon remarried to Augusta and then became a naturalised British citizen in 1916 just before Bertie was born.

Bertie worked as an optician and enlisted in 1942. Bertie was the flight engineer on Halifax NP968 which took off from RAF Driffield on a night operation to attack the shipyards at Hamburg. The cause of loss and crash site are unknown.

Memorial Board of the former Harrow Synagogue was stored after Pinner Synagogue was rebuilt. It was rediscovered in 2012.