Frank Wolfgang Kaufmann
Pilot Officer, 228 Squadron
Service number 171359
Died 6 Jan 1944
Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial
Frank was born in 1918 to German born Victor and Leonie nee Marx. Frank’s mother and grandparents were born in Hessen, Germany and became naturalised British citizens in 1894. Records indicate that Frank was an only child.
Frank was on board Sunderland JM709 which left RAF Pembroke Dock at 05.37 on 6 Jan 1944. It was engaged in an anti submarine patrol mission over the Bay of Biscay. The aircraft was flying in clouds and when it emerged it was spotted by the pilot of a Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf Fw.190. It was shot down and crashed some 190 km west of Brest, France. All 11 crew were killed including another Jew, Jack Freedman, who has a page on the website.