Yosek Befeler

Aircraftman 1st Class, 971 Balloon Squadron
Service number 775173
Died 10 May 1942
Buried Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Age 22

Headstone Inscription
‘PALESTINIAN’


Yosek (Joseph) was born on 21 September 1919 in Lublin, Poland to Elijah and Malkah nee Piekash who emigrated to Raananah, Israel from Poland. Joseph was a ‘local enlistment’ in Palestine and joined the RAF in 1940.

On 10 May 1942, A Flight HQ of Balloon Squadron received a direct hit during an enemy air raid. Joseph died by suffocation in the raid.