Benjamin Cohen

Sergeant, 172 Squadron
Service number 1398772
Died 19 Feb 1944
Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial
Age 22

Benjamin was born in 1922 the son of Joseph and Rachel Cohen. No other family details are known.

Benjamin was on board Wellington HF168 which took off from RAF Limavady, Northern Ireland on 19 Feb 1944 on a Leigh Light patrol. The aircraft disappeared and the court of enquiry concluded the the cause of the accident “must remain a mystery.” 

The crew who died were:
F/Sgt L.J. Stephens, RAAF 9037
P/O A.F. Moore, J93802, RCAF
F/Sgt J.W. Torscher, R/159188, RCAF
Sgt B. Cohen, 1398772
Sgt J. Richardson, 1566574