David Elias Bernstein

Pilot, 70 OTU
Service number 80243
Died 4 Dec 1942
Buried Nanyuki War Cemetery, Kenya
Age 21

Headstone Inscription
‘DEARLY BELOVED SON OF ABE AND MIRIAM BERNSTEIN, BROTHER OF DOROTHY AND NORMAN’


David was born 29 Mar 1921 in Bulawayo the son of Abraham and Miriam Lewis. David’s parents were both born in London and were married in Hackney in 1917. They moved to Bulawayo before 1921.

David was the pilot of Baltimore AG799 which was on a training exercise. The aircraft crashed 18 miles south of Marsabit, Kenya. The crew were:
RCAF Warrant Officer Class II Charles BROWN,
RAFVR Flight Sergeant Jack Harry GLASS (Jewish)
RAF Sergeant Albert Wesley KNOTT.