Aubrey Lens

Navigator, 75 (New Zealand) Squadron
Service number 149672
Died 24 August 1943
Buried Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany
Age 22

Headstone Inscription
‘MOURNED BY HIS LOVING PARENTS & SISTERS. “MAY HIS DEAR SOUL REST IN PEACE”


Aubrey was born on 7 May 1921 in Hackney, London to John Lenz and Hetty nee Kinsler. In 1939, the family were living at 40 Athlone Road, Lambeth. Aubrey’s father John is listed as a senior ARP warden and he worked as a fur cutter foreman.

Aubrey was the navigator on Stirling BF564 which departed RAF Mepal at 20.51 hours on the night of 23/24th August 1943 on an operation to Berlin. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed between Wiesenhagen and Martensmuhle presumably as a result of enemy action on the 24th August 1943.
Crew:
Pilot, Alan Joseph Lyall Sedunary, DFC, RAAF, 416619.
Pilot, Francis Patrick Lundon, RNZAF, 404718
F/E, Frank Kitchener Alcock, MiD, 532245.
A/B, Cecil Reginald Parish, 1332576.
W/Op A/G, Douglas Hamilton Moss, RNZAF, 404653
A/G, Jack Ernest Nicholson, 1800467
A/G, John James Gratton, 1351568.

All the crew were killed and they are buried in the Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany.

Courtesy of Aircrew Remembered