Myer was a close relative of my wife, Emma’s and her Mum, Sheila’s side of the family. He was a wireless operator in 49 Squadron, RAF. He and the rest of his crew were killed on 23 May 1944 over Germany. He was just 22 years old – a similar age to our children, Joel (23) and Ellie (21). Impossible to imagine really. The passed on family recollections recall him being a gentle, quiet, really decent person.
Submitted by Professor Peter Stokes
He was my uncle, a wireless operator in Lancaster Bombers. Shot down over Germany when he was 22, We are Jewish and he continued to wear his Star of David, on a chain around his neck, despite obvious risks. Something of a hero to the crew of his plane. I found this out when my Aunt visited his grave and noticed, in the visitors book, the name of a fellow crewman, remembered by his own parents. They exchanged letters. He is buried in Becklingen Military Cemetery. I visited his grave in the 1980s with his sister and brother (my mother and uncle).
Submitted by Sheila Freedman