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

He was born in 1908, at Holborn, the son of hairdresser Joseph and Jenny Pallanca (née Grossman), originally of Italy and Germany, respectively. In 1935, the younger Pallanca married Miriam Loraine O'Gorman.

Aged 34, Pallanca, serving as a flight engineer in 115 Squadron, died on 26 November 1943, when his Avro Lancaster (serial DS793) crashed at Stockheim while engaged on an operation against Stuttgart.[1]

The Lancaster's crew are buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.


  1. Chorley, W.R. (1992), Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War: Aircraft and crew losses: 1943, p. 404.


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