Louis John Solomons

Air Bomber, 149 (East India) Squadron
Service number 748642
Died 17 November 1943
Buried Willesden Liberal Jewish Cemetery
Age 24


Louis served under the name SOMERS. He was born on 18 June 1919 in Edmonton, Middlesex to Nathaniel and Esther née Levy. Louis had two older sisters, Leila who was a publicity journalist and married Sidney Pierce, and Sarah a store buyer who married Frederick Sanders. In 1939, the family were living at 56 Carlton Road, Islington and Nathan worked as a taxi driver.

Louis was an air bomber on Stirling MZ260 which departed RAF Lakenheath on a training exercise. The aircraft overshot from a three-engined approach and crashed at Lakenheath airfield, Suffolk. Four crew were killed.

Pilot, P/O G T Lowe RNZAF, 416508, killed
F/E, Sgt Alexander Bernard Pilbeam, 1673064, killed
Nav, Sgt Roy Arthur Nicholls, 1318088, killed
Nav, Sgt Louis John Solomons, 748642, killed


Sgt A F A Smith
Sgt D W Francis RCAF
Sgt S S J Haines

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