Jack Wilk

Air Gunner, 149 (East India) Squadron
Service number 76932
Died 17 August 1940
Buried Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany
Age 36


Jack was the son of Abraham and Fairie (Rose) née Mindelsohn of Birmingham, Warwickshire.

Jack and his brother Lionel were born in South Africa in 1903 and 1907 and received their early education there before they moved to England.

Jack attended Cambridge University and was called to the Bar at Middle Temple. He took private flying lessons whilst a member of the Civil Air Guard, obtaining his pilots licence in August 1938. When he enlisted he was considered too old to be a pilot and trained as an air gunner.

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