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Airmen of Jewish origin who flew during World War II

                                             VICTORIES
NAME                                CONFIRMED PROBABLE  DAMAGED   RAF No.       UNITS         POSITION COMMENTS

Tuck, Robert Roland Stanford        29 [27+2]  6         7 [6+1]  37306         92, 257       P        +1+1 U
Smik, Otto                          10 [8+2]   2         3        787314/130678 312,310, 131, P        +3 V-1, +2 G, Slovak
                                                                                122, 222, 127 
Rayner, Roderick Malachi Seaburne   10 [8+2]   0         1        40138/40404   87            P
van Mentz, Brian                     8 [6+2]   3 [2+1]  10        70826         222           P
Jacobs, Henry                        8         0         2        78685         219, 600      AG
Holden, Eustace 'Gus'                7         2 [1+1]   3        37970         501           P
Holden, Kenneth                      6 [5+1]   0         5        90705         616           P        +1 U
Lammer, Alfred                       6         0         0        81940         141,255       AG, N/RO 4., Austrian
Nelson, William 'Bill' Henry         5         0         2        39675         24            P        Canadian


Fechtner, Emil                       4         1         1        81887         310           P        Czech
Bamberger, Cyril Stanley 'Bam'       4         0         0        116515        610, 41       P
Klein, Zygmunt 'Joe'                 3 [2+1]   1         1        780685        234, 152      P        +1 U, Polish
Rose, Jack                           3         0         0        41472         3, 32, 232, 113 P
Rimmer, Reginald Frank               2 [1+1]   0         1        39683         229           P
Göth, Vilém                          2         0         0        81945         310, 605      P        Czech
Jacobson, Norman                     1         0         0        1050704       29            RO
Komaroff, Lennert Axel/Aexel         1         0         0        118438/903367 141           AG
Ritcher, Geoffrey Louis              1         0         0        41209         234           P
Goodman, Maurice Venning             0         0         1        135476        604           AG


Bardega, Ben                         -                            58063/46170   50            P
Baum, Alfred James                   -                            581137        49            O
Beck, Herbert                        -                            787973        311           WOP      Czech
Becher, Kazimierz                    -                                          317           P        Polish
Benjamin, Louis Lionel               -                            751790        53            O
Bergman, Karel                       -                            788079        312           I        Czech
Bergmann, Jiří, JUDr.                -                            87336         310           MO       Czech
Beuer (Bauer), Jiří                  -                            788248        310           P        Czech
Bittner, Josef                       -                            787427        311           P        Czech
Bleier, Jiří Ervín                   -                            788340        5 AOS         N(t)     Czech
Bönish (Böhnisch), František         -                            788038        313           P        Czech
Buchsbaum, Walter (Bartoň, A.)       -                            788288        311           WOP(t)   Czech
Bunzl, Antonín                       -                            787818/131534 311           WOP/AG   Czech
Bureš, Oldřich                       -                            787474        311           P        Czech
Bychowski, Jan                       -                                          300           N        Polish
Davis, David Henry                   -                            44271         59            O
Day, Frank Samuel                    -                            123055/759128 248           O
De Keyser, John Lionel               -                            79166         206           P
Dezider, J.                          -                                          311           N        Czech
Duschenes, František                 -                            787722        312           FM-E     Czech
Elbogen, Arnošt                      -                            788096        310           P        Czech
Engländer, Ivo Karel                 -                            788355        311           WOP/AG   Czech
Epstein (Elston), František          -                            788668        313           P        Czech
Ervin Eliezer - Kovár, Alexander     -                            133069        105 OTU, 311  N        Czech
Fabry (Fenyvesi), Valerián           -                            788302        312           F-IIE    Czech
Fanta, František                     -                            87011         27 OTU        P        Czech
Feil, Isaak                          -                                          300           N        American/Polish
Finkelstein,                         -                                          1586 Fl, 300  N        Polish
Friedländer, Pavel                   -                            788065/132585 311           AG       Czech
Fuchs, Pavel                         -                            788411        111 OTU       WOP/AG   Czech
Fuksa, Albert                        -                            787044        311           AG       Czech
Gibián, tomáš Jiří                   -                            654760/189762 310           P        Czech
Hallows, Eric Stewart Issacson       -                            78684         99            P
Hanzl, Vladimír                      -                            787491        311           P        Czech
Heller, Felix Arnošt                 -                            788357        311           WOP/AG   Czech
Hornung, Jan                         -                            788098        311           N        Czech
Isaac, Lewis Reginald                -                            748158        64            P
Kahn, Arthur Harold Evans            -                            85010         248,172       O
Katz, Karel                          -                            788358        311           WOP      Czech
Kauders, Valter                      -                            787744/175474 311           WOP      Czech
Kawenoki, Abram                      -                                          6 OTU         P        Polish
Kestler, Oldřich                     -                            787527        111, 605      P        Czech
Kleiner, Arnold                      -                                          305           N        Polish
Kohn-Kubín, Pavel                    -                            127085        311           N        Czech
Korda, Jan                           -                                                                 3., Czech
Kormanovič, Imrich                   -                            787440        311           AG       Czech
Kramer, Marcus                       -                            77345/746721  600, 29       AG
Kraus, Arnošt, MUDr.                 -                            106451        210           D        Czech
Kuflik, Naftali                      -                                          304           N        Polish
Landsmann, Jindřich                  -                            788129        310           P        Czech
Leskauer, Jindřich                   -                            82617         311           WOP      Czech
Lifcziz (Lifčic), Rudolf             -                            787533        311           AG       Czech
Lifszyc (Lipszyc), Rubin             -                                          305           N/RO     Polish
Löbl, Robert                         -                            788290        311           WOP      Czech
Lyons, Emanuel Barnett               -                            83269/54454   65            P 
Mamedoff, Andrew 'Andy' B.           -                            81621         609, 71       P        American
Mandler, Otto                        -                            788312        311           N        Czech
Margolius, Josef                     -                            787034        310           WM       Czech
Meier, Augustin                      -                            788332        310           P        Czech
Pareezer, Reginald Tony              -                            42076         204           P 
Pick, Jan                            -                            788103        312           Ph       Czech
Pohner, Benedikt                     -                            787010        310           FM-E     Czech
Polák (Pollak), Arnošt               -                            788233        311           WOP      Czech
Politzer, František                  -                            138869        311           N        Czech
Politzer, Josef                      -                            787875        311           WOP/AG   Czech
Politzer, Maxmilian                  -                            787688        138           P        Czech
Posener, Frederick Hyam              -                            41735         152           P        South African
Posner, Isaak                        -                            794669        307 NF        N/RO     Polish
Rose, Maurice                        -                            900030        102           P 
Rubín, Jiří                          -                            788197        311           WOP/AG   Czech
Rudinger, Josef                      -                            788396        311           WOP/AG   Czech
Schick, Jiří                         -                                          311           N        Czech
Schick, Kurt                         -                                                        WOP/AG   Czech 
Schön, Frank                         -                                                                 Czech
Schück, Josef, JUDr.                 -                            37286         312           A/S D    Czech
Schume, Francis Herbert              -                            84970         600           P
Schwarz, Theodor                     -                            788207        311           WOP/AG   Czech
Schwind, Lionel Harold               -                            37870         257, 43, 213  P
Sharman, Herbert Ronald              -                            78257         248           P
Sharp, Leslie Mark                   -                            85241         96, 111       P
Silver, William Gerald               -                            563391        152           P
Solomon, Neville David               -                            79731/742006  29, 17        P
Spiers, Aubrey H.                    -                            749478        236           P
Stránský, Josef                      -                            86622         311, 21       P        1., Czech
Weber, Jack                          -                            115547/754595 1, 145        P
Wechsberg (Vranský), Pavel           -                            788548        311           WOP/AG   Czech
Weiss, Karel                         -                            787519        311           P        Czech
Wilk, Jack                           -                            76932/78451   149           AG
Winberg, Israel                      -                            755989        110           P
Zamek, Ian Alexander                 -                            749523        58            P
Zeinert, Stanislav                   -                            82648         311           P        Czech
Ziegler, Jindřich Otto               -                            87294         104           N        2., Czech

Comments:
  1. Pilot-Bomber. His crew damaged one Arado Ar 196A-3, 5./Bord.Fl.Gr. 196.
  2. Zetland, Henry Osbert.
  3. ? Korda, Hanuš John, 788222, 311 Sq., Navigator, Czech.
  4. An Austrian Jewish Refugee, he was born in Linz on 28th November 1909. Air Gunner later Navigator / Radar Operator. Flying with Squadron Leader John Howard Player (four victories) and Wing Commander Dillon Piers Denis Gerard Kelly (three victories - two with A. Lammer).
AGAir Gunner
A/S DAdmin. / Special Duties
DDentist
F-IIEFitter II E
FM-EFlight Mechanic E
IInterpreter
MOMedical Officer
NNavigator
N(t)Navigator - trainee
OObserver
PPilot
PhPhotographer
RAF Royal Air Force
RNASRoyal Naval Air Service
RORadio Operator
WMWireless Mechanic
WO/WOPWireless Operator
WOP(t)Wireless Operator - trainee
Sources & Literature
  1. Researcher Martin Sugarman.
  2. Kulka, Erich: Židé v československém vojsku na západě, Naše vojsko, Praha 1992.
  3. Pajer, Miloslav: Wellingtony nad Biskají, Svět křídel 1998.
  4. Rajlich, Jiří: Esa na obloze, Naše vojsko 1995.
  5. Rajlich, Jiří: Na nebi hrdého Albionu (válečný deník československých letců ve službách britského letectva 1940-1945), 3. část - 1942, Svět křídel 2001.
  6. Rajlich, Jiří: Spitfire nad Evropou, Československý stíhač Otto Smik a jeho doba, Svět křídel 2004.
  7. Shores, Christopher - Williams, Clive: Aces High (A Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the British and Commonwealth Forces in WWII), Grub Street, London 1994.
  8. Shores, Christopher - Aces High, Volume 2 (A Further Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the British and Commonwealth Forces in WWII), Grub Street, London 1999.
  9. Sugarman, Martin: Jewish Pilots and Aircrews in the Battle of Britain, http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/ww2/sugar4.html
  10. Váňa, Josef - Sigmund, John - Padior, Emil: Příslušníci československého letectva v RAF, Avis 1999.
  11. Wynn, Kenneth G.: Men of the Battle of Britain, 60th Anniversary Edition: a who was who of the pilots and aircrew, British, Commonwealth and Allied, who flew with Royal Air Force Fighter Command July 10 to October 31, 1940, CCB Aviation Books, 1999.
  12. Polskie Siły Powietrzne w drugiej wojnie światowej, http://www.polishairforce.pl/

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