Bernard Kenrick was born into a Jewish family in London's East End in 1920. He trained as a barber, but joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve, and eventually trained as a Flight Engineer. In August 1943 he joined 61 Sqn and crewed up with the pilot Tony Bird, flying Lancasters out of RAF Skellingthorpe near Lincoln. He flew several missions and was awarded the DFM for his part in bringing a stricken plane back from Hannover. Bernard was killed in April 1944 when his plane exploded on a mission to Brunswick.
Only four of the crew came back