Flight Sergeant, 1665 HCCU
Service number 1893152
Died 10 May 1946
Buried East Ham Jewish Cemetery
‘DEEPLY MOURNED BY MOTHER, BROTHER AND SISTER. ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS’
Sonny was born in 1926 to Solomon and Deborah nee Phillips. Sonny’s headstone states that he had a brother and sister but little else is known to date about his early life.
Sonny was on board Halifax PP349 which took off from RAF Linton-on-Ouse. Shortly after takeoff, while in the initial climb, the crew informed ground that a fire had erupted on board and elected to return for an emergency landing. During a last turn to the left, the aircraft went out of control, lost height and crashed in a huge explosion in a field on the Tancred Estate, between Whixley & Linton on Ouse, located 2 and a half miles southwest of the airfield. All seven crew members were killed.