Last week, the RAF Museum in Hendon launched a new project called ‘Hidden Heroes’: The Unknown Story of Jewish Personnel in the Royal Air Force.

In attendance were five Jewish WWII RAF veterans and historian Joshua Levine.

The veterans were:

• Lawrence ‘Benny’ Goodman – Pilot ‘Dambuster’ 617 Squadron, who participated in almost all of the raids after the historical ‘Dambuster’ raid

• Jack Toper – Wireless operator in a Wellington Bomber, member of the ‘Guinea Pig Club’, “The Guinea Pig Club” was formed in July 1941 by several RAF burn patients sitting around a table drinking sherry and beer, mainly Battle of Britain pilots.

• Ralph Levy– Ground engineer during Berlin Airlift

• Bernard Carton – Bomber Command, flight engineer, flew over Italy

• Alfred Huberman – Rear gunner Lancaster