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Solomon Kay

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Solomon Kay

February 24, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/87089

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

405 Sqdn.

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, AC Europe Star, General Service Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, Operational Wings posthumously awarded 4 November 1946.

Additional Information


Born:

August 10, 1921
Opatow, Poland

Son of Louis and Bella Kay, of Toronto, Ontario. Brother of Ralph, Rachmael, and Joseph. He attended Central Technical School. To honour the memory of Pilot Officer Kay and pay homage to their allies, the municipality of Bermering and the local committee of 'Le Souvenir Français' plan to erect a monument in the middle of the village, at the very spot of impact of a large piece of fuselage from the Lancaster JB 241 on 4 July 2004.

Commemorated on Page 349 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BERMERING (BERMERANGE) COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Moselle, France

Grave Reference:

Grave 2.

Location:

Bermering (or Bermerange) is a village some 45 kilometres south-east of Metz and 6 kilometres south-east of Morhange, a small town at the intersection of the N. 74. The communal cemetery is on the eastern side of the village, on the road to Benestroff.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Solomon Kay is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Solomon Kay is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of SOLOMON KAY– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star June 1943. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star March 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star March 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star November 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Solomon Kay– Solomon Kay is honoured on page 38 of the memorial book,
CANADIAN JEWS IN WORLD WAR II, Part II: Casualties,
compiled by David Rome for the Canadian Jewish Congress, Montreal, 1948.  
This extract is provided courtesy of the Canadian Jewish Congress which holds the copyright for this volume.  For additional information about these archival records, please contact:
The Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives 
1590 Ave. Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Que. H3G 1C5 (Canada)
telephone: 514-931-7531 ex. 2 
facsimile:  514-931-0548 
website:     www.cjc.ca
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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