Hyam Maurice Bluston
Navigator, 18 Squadron
Service number 1321872
Died 28 Dec 1944
Buried Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy
‘IN CHERISHED AND UNFADING MEMORY OF OUR VERY PRECIOUS SON AND BROTHER’
Hyam was born on 9 Aug 1921 in Hackney to Simon and Hannah nee Weiner and was the youngest of six children. Their father worked as a cabinet maker in Shoreditch.
Hyam known as Mick was killed in aircraft Boston BZ557. The crew were flying on a night intruder/armed recce of Villafranca aerodrome when the aircraft was hit by flak. The aircraft was seen to be enveloped in fire when it crashed with no survivors.
The crew were:
S/Ldr. Kenneth Graham Hart, Pilot
F/O John Woods, W/Op
WO Robert James Frizzel, Air Gunner, (RNZAF)
The four men are buried together in a collective grave.