Leading Aircraftman, 1 Service Flying Training School
Service number 1149994
Died 17 Jun 1941
Commemorated at Golders Green Crematorium. His ashes were repatriated to the Netherlands
Daniel (Daan) was born on 10 February 1920 in Hilversum, Netherlands to Netherlands born Ben and Russian born Haia Raismann and had two older brothers Herman and Jacob. Their mother died in 1934 and their father remarried two years later to Dorothea who helped raise the boys. Daniel attended the Montessori school in Amsterdam and a plaque has been placed in the school in his honour. Their father was a physician and a member of the Amsterdam council who was fired from his medical practice for being Jewish in 1940.
In August 1940 Daniel and a friend sailed from Veere, Netherlands and headed to Britain. They were rescued by a British ship and arrived in Harwich on 3 August. Daniel then enlisted in the RAF.
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