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.
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.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.
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.