Flight Sergeant Leonard Sieve was an English airman of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died during the Second World War.

He was born in 1917, in Salford, the son of Myer and Lydia Sieve (née Sunlight), of Ireland and Russia, respectively.

Sieve, serving as a wireless operator and air gunner in 207 Squadron, died on 14 January 1942, when his Avro Manchester (serial L7523) crashed at 2045 hours, at Cliff House, East Yorkshire. The Manchester had taken off at 1735 on an operation against Hamburg.[1] He had married, in 1939, to Joan Margaret Chambers. His wife and their only child, Clement, died on 16 July 1942, on board HMHS Gloucester Castle, sunk by German commerce raider Michel.[2]   

He is buried in Failsworth Jewish Cemetery.


  1. Chorley, W.R. (1992), Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War: Aircraft and crew losses: 1942, p. 19.
  2. Sieve, Clement, Retrieved 23 January 2013.


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