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In memory of
Aaron Aaronsohn, was born 21st May, 1876, in Bacau, Romania. However, he spent most of his life in Palestine and was an ardent zionist.
As founder and head of the Nili Jewish espionage ring, he spied for the British during WWI, along with his sister, Sarah.
He was considered one of the world’s most notable agricultural experts and the discoverer of wild wheat.
Captain Elgie Blyth Barwise Jefferson was flying Mr. Aaronsohn to the Paris Peace Conference when his de Havilland DH.4 (H5894) crashed into the English Channel off Boulogne in foggy weather.
The Harbour Master at Boulogne reported that a fishing boat heading for Boulogne had seen an aeroplane fall close by and the motor explode. They remained in the vicinity of the wreck for about an hour but saw no trace of the airman.
Rest in peace Sir.
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