Felix Maurice Krish
Air Bomber, 1660 HCU
Service number 127962
Died 12 February 1943
Buried Willesden Jewish Cemetery, London
‘WE ARE SUCH STUFF AS DREAMS ARE MADE ON AND OUR LITTLE LIFE IS ROUNDED WITH A SLEEP’
Felix was born on 2 October 1916 in Islington, London to Polish father Serge and Jessie née Kronskier and he had an older brother Ivan and two younger brothers Basil and John. Their father Serge was a broadcaster and the main force behind the New Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. His story can be found here.
In 1939 Felix was working as an actor and assistant stage manager at the Oxford Playhouse and met Tatiana Moiseiwitsch who worked as a stage designer. They married in December 1942 and two weeks later he was called up to join the Royal Air Force and a few weeks into his training he was killed. Tatiana never remarried and kept a photograph of Felix and his letters by her bed until she died. Her story can be found below.
Felix trained as an air bomber and was on Lancaster R5676 which departed from RAF Swinderby on a daylight training exercise. At 10.05 the aircraft broke up in flight and crashed at Oldfield’s Farm, Sturton by Stow in Lincolnshire killing all eight crew.
A/B, Stanley Hoy, 127111
A/G, Thomas Henry Jackson, 1112663
Pilot, Sydney Rhys Jones, 65537
A/G, Gerald William Kennedy, RCAF, R/116232
F/E, William Turnball Raeside, 1120014
A/G, Elijah Reginald Redfern, 938010
W/Op, A/G, John Westwood, 1210748