Image from the Evening Star – 16th December 1943.


Born: 1922, Ipswich.

Died: 13th June 1943; age: 20; aircraft never return from bombing mission.

Residence: 861, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 13945588.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 115 Squadron.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 147.

Runnymede Memorial,

Englefield Green,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edward Dalralph Deck & Rose Ethel Deck, of Ipswich.


Father: Edward Dalralph Deck, born October 1898, St. Leonards, East Sussex.

Mother: Rose Ethel Deck (nee Taylor), born April 1897, Ipswich.


Paul was educated at Northgate School.



Paul was living with his parents & siblings at the family home 861, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.

Edward, a Lorry Driver & mechanical Engineer & Master Decorator & Builder.

Rose, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Peggy Denise Deck, a Comptometer Operator – Heating Engineers, born 1920, Ipswich.

Billie Deck, born May 1926, Ipswich.

David F. Deck, born 1928, Essex.


13th June 1943

Aircraft: Lancaster B Mark II; Serial number: DS 652; Code: KO-B. Took off from RAF East Wreatham, Norfolk at 00:02 hrs, on a bombing mission to Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is believed the Lancaster was shot down on the way home off the Dutch island of Texel, by a Bf 110G, a German night fighter of 11./NJG.

By the end of June three bodies of the seven man crew had washed ashore.


John Frederick Mustchin; Sergeant/Flight Engineer; age 19; R.A.F.

Norman William Procter; Sergeant; age 22; R.A.F.V.R.

Arthur Anthony Rush; Sergeant; age 30; R.A.F.V.R.

Ian Richard Victor Ruff; Flight Sergeant/Pilot; age 27; R.N.Z.A.R.

John Renwick Glendinning; Sergeant/Wireless Operator; age 23; R.A.F.V.R.

Flight Sergeant/Air Gunner; Frederick Cuffey; age 21; R.A.F.V.R.

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