Sergeant Thomas Leonard Lever died in the crash in St. Andrews Park. He was the Wireless Operator on the night of the crash.
Unfortunately I have not been able to find out much about Thomas as I have not been able to contact his family. The official documents list him as being a Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, he came from Wavertree in Liverpool and is buried in Toxteth Park cemetery, Liverpool (Sec. 8. Cons. Grave 671). Below is a photo of his gravestone.
The inscription reads:-
The Liverpool Echo Death Notices for 3rd to 5th May 1941 and the Liverpool Daily Post Death Notices for 5th May 1941 contained the following entry:-
LEVER - Suddenly, by enemy action, LEN beloved and youngest son of Margaret and Thomas W Lever, 47 Mimosa Road. Funeral arrangements later.
The Liverpool Echo Death Notices for 6th May 1941 contained the following entry:-
LEVER - Suddenly, by enemy action, Thomas Leonard (LEN) beloved youngest son of Thomas W and Margaret Lever, 47 Mimosa Road (At the end of the lane of shadows he will meet us with a smile - Mum, Dad, Jack). Funeral at Smithdown Road Cemetery at 4.00pm.
The Liverpool daily Post Death Notices for 6th May 1941 contained the following entry:-
LEVER - by enemy action, Len beloved and youngest son of Margaret and Thomas W LEVER, 47 Mimosa Rd. Funeral arrangements later. Funeral Smithdown Road Cemetery 8th May.
The Liverpool Echo for 6th May 1941 also contained a column entitled "Local Casualties - News of Merseyside Men In The Forces" whaich contained this entry:-
Len is commemorated, along with Kenneth Evans and Charlie Clarke, on the war memorial at Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire. See my Memorials page.