Lejb Kam

Leading Aircraftman
Service number 774260
Died 29 Jul 1944
Buried Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt
Age 23


Lejb was born on 3rd May 1921 in Poland to Herschel and Chaya-Rachel. His family were Zionist and Hebrew speakers. Lebj attended the Tarbut school in Ludmir followed by an agricultural school. He joined the Gordonia youth movement and in 1938 his father sent him to Israel to continue his studies in the agricultural youth village of Ben Shemen.

He enlisted in the RAF and for three years he served mainly in Egypt and Italy. On 29 July 1944, there was an explosion at an airfield in Egypt in which Lejb was killed. Further research is ongoing.

He was laid to rest at the Heliopolis British Military Cemetery in Cairo. His family in Poland were killed in the Holocaust.

Courtesy Izkor. www.izkor.gov.il
Photo provided by The War Graves Photographic Project ©2021
Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt
Photo provided by The War Graves Photographic Project ©2021