Gerald Leonard Harris

Sergeant, 13 Squadron
Service number
Died 7 Mar 1945
Buried Forli War Cemetery, Italy
Age 21

Headstone Inscription
‘AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEE R.I.P.’


Gerald was born in 1923 in Paddington, London to Isaac and Sarah nee Dvorkin. Gerald had a younger sister and brother Fay and Leonard. Little is known about the family to date.

Gerald was killed in aircraft Boston BZ658 on 7 March 1945. The Operational Record Book states: Aircraft crashed on striking telegraph pole just 600 yards beyond runway. Pilot lost control and aircraft crashed two miles beyond aerodrome. Bomb load and petrol exploded. Crew killed.