Ian Alexander Zamek
Observer, 58 Squadron
Service number 749523
Died 3 October 1940
Buried Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany
‘REMEMBERING ALSO HIS BROTHER NORMAN, SGT. R.A.F. DARLING SONS OF K. AND THE LATE A. ZAMEK’
Ian was born on 27 February 1918 in Aberdeen to Alfred and Sarah Kate née Phillips and had an older sister Annette and a younger brother Norman who was also killed in India serving in the RAF. Zamek, Norman | The Jews of the RAF
The Zamek family originated from Poland and settled in Aberdeen where their father Alfred was heavily involved in forming a synagogue in Marischal Street, Aberdeen. The family then moved to Bournemouth where Ian attended St Adhelm’s Primary school and then Trent Public school.
The Zamek brothers are commemorated with a road named after them in Bournemouth.
Ian was the observer on Whitley N1434 which departed RAF Linton-on-Ouse for an operation to Frankfurt. The aircraft was lost over Germany killing all the crew.
W/Op, A/G, Alfred Jack Cheesman, 751223
W/Op, A/G, Alan Ernest Chetter, 966961
Pilot, Paul Spencer Dally, 42592
Pilot, William Charles Espley, 40292