Pilot Officer Moses Lewis Usher of Montreal, Quebec, was reported killed in action overseas on March 31, 1942. He was interred in Lerwick Cemetery in the Shetlands, the first Jew to be buried in the islands. The R.A.F. placed a special aircraft at the disposal of Chaplain H.I. Alexander to enable him to reach the Shetlands to perform the burial. Pilot Officer Usher joined the McGill University Canadian Officers Training Corps at the outbreak of the war and enlisted in the air force in June 1940. He trained at the No. 1 Wireless School, Montreal, and later at Fingal, Ontario, where he received his wings in December 1940. He was sent overseas in February 1941 and was attached to a Halifax bomber squadron as a wireless air gunner. He participated in raids over enemy territory, including an attack on Nuremberg. Pilot Officer Usher was presented to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth when they visited his station. Word of his death reached his family several days before the announcement of his commission.