Sergeant Mathias Aaron Goldstein was an English airman of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died during the Second World War.

He was born in 1909, in Leeds, Yorkshire, the son of Russian-born parents Marks David, a manager in a department, and Annie Goldstein (née Goldberg).

Goldstein, serving in 158 Squadron, died on 8 November 1942, when his Handley Page Halifax (serial W1253), running low on fuel, crashed into the River Humber on its return flight from an operation against Genoa. Two fellow crewmembers, Flight Sergeant M.F. Carlin and Sergeant R.W. Stockton, RCAF, also died.[1] He had married earlier in the year, to Cecilia Wise.

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Runnymede Memorial.


  1. Chorley, W.C. (1992), Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War: Aircraft and crew losses: 1942, p. 256.


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