Navigator, 75 (New Zealand) Squadron
Service number 149672
Died 24 August 1943
Buried Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany
‘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 and he had three younger sisters. In 1939, the family were living at 40 Athlone Road, Lambeth where Aubrey’s father John was a senior ARP warden and 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.
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.