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Sergeant Gerald Klusky was an English airman of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died during the Second World War.

He was born 3 February 1916, in Mile End, the son of Polish-born Jack (Jacob) and Leah Klusky (née Alexander), of London. Before the war, Klusky was working as an ophthalmic and dispensing optician.[1]

Klusky, serving as a wireless operator and air gunner in 214 Squadron, died on 29 August 1941, when his Vickers Wellington (serial R1604) was struck by lightning over the Netherlands while engaged on an operation against Frankfurt. There were no survivors from its six-man crew.[2]

He is buried in Vlissingen Northern Cemetery, Flushing.

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  1. Ancestry.com. 1939 England and Wales Register [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2018.
  2. Crash No. 135 (PDF), wingstovictory.nl. Retrieved 6 July 2013.

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