Samuel Goldberg

Sergeant, 22 Squadron
Service number 746710
Died 23 Nov 1940
Buried Brighton and Hove Jewish Cemetery
Age 22

Headstone Inscription
‘AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM’


Samuel was born on 19 May 1918 in Stepney, London to Polish born father Hyman and London born mother Rachel nee Simberg. Samuel had three older siblings, Pearl, Isidore and Louis. Samuel joined the RAF in 1937 .

Samuel was the observer in Beaufort L9946 which was returning from a sucessful mission to Den Helder. A relative of the pilot James Moore has written, ‘Pilot officer James Victor Moore was the pilot of Beaufort L9946 on 23/11/1940. He, and his crew, were returning from a successful mission to Den Helder when one engine failed. The aircraft quickly began to lose height but the pilot managed to get back before, finally, crash landing near Southwold Suffolk. Unfortunately, one crew member (Sgt S Goldberg) chose to bail out and died before he could be picked up. All other crew members survived.’