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Louis Goldberg

In memory of:

Sergeant Louis Goldberg

July 7, 1941
Treforest, Glamorgan, England

Military Service


Service Number:

R/56185

Age:

27

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Citation(s):

Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

October 19, 1913
Montreal, Quebec

Enlistment:

July 1, 1940
Montreal, Quebec

Son of late Joseph and Binna (née Fibishenko) Goldberg, of Montreal, Quebec. His brother Harry also died on service.

Commemorated on Page 31 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

MERTHYR TYDFIL (CEFN) JEWISH CEMETERY
Brecknockshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Row 2. Grave 4.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of Louis Goldberg– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Louis Goldberg– Louis Goldberg is honoured on page 31 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
  • Attestation papers– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Birth Certificate– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Mural– In a spring hailstorm in the remote and tiny village of Mount Pleasant in Merthyr Vale, Wales, the High Commissioner delivered remarks at the official unveiling of a mural painted by local schoolchildren in memory of a tragic incident in 1941, when two Canadian pilots, Sergeant Louis Goldberg and Sergeant Gerald Fenwick Manuel, flying Spitfires on a training run, collided above the village, with both killed and one plane crashing into a row-house, killing a mother and her two daughters.  The High Commissioner was joined a the event by Lieutenant Colonel David Murphy, a Canadian pilot currently seconded to the Directing Staff of the Joint Command Staff College at Shrivenham.  The large and brightly coloured mural, located next to the local elementary school playing field, depicts the Spitfire planes and pilots and includes a Canadian flag and Welsh Dragon.
  • Grave Marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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