The Last Flight of Halifax JB837
25/26th May 1943

Joseph Kershaw?

Rank Sergeant
Name Joseph Kershaw
Position Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner
Nationality United Kingdom
Service Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit 77 Squadron
Age 32
Service No. 10077003
Grave Rheinberg War Cemetery, 4.D.5-20 (Collective Grave)

Joseph was the son of Herbert and Emily Kershaw of Manchester. He was married to Nesta May Kershaw of Brook's Bar, Manchester.

There is no doubt that Joseph was the WOP (Wireless Operator) on the night his aircarft was lost, but there is some doubt as to whether the picture is of Joseph Kershaw: it is taken from a photograph of five of the original crew at Elvington airfield where he is described by fellow aircrew member John Richardson (q.v.) simply as 'Big Mac - WOP'.