Sidney H. JABLOWITZ

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICEO-804828
AGE23  yo
DATE OF BIRTH5 february 1920
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), NEW YORK
ETATKings County NEW YORK
FAMILYSingle
RANKSecond Lieutenant
FONCTIONNavigator
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENTAccountants and auditorsNY
DATE of ENLISTEMENT16 january 1942 Camp Upton Yaphank NEW YORK
 GROUP433rd Troop Carrier Group
 ARMY

1st Troop Carrier Command

Air Corps  - 12th Air Force

DATE OF DEATHAugust 11, 1943jablowitz sidney h tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHMunicipality Pleuven
DATA PLAN

Douglas C-47 - type A-DK - s/n 42-92061

C47 douglas

Macr: 9016

Mission: Conveying of the US C-47 to the S of England, via Belfast (Ireland)

Take-off from Ireland - note the navigation error that brought the crew over occupied France

Shot by 2 hunters
Messerschmitt Me109 (victory claimed by the Fw Scnoll Alois of the 8./JG2 at 14h42

CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY of St James

Map of St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
O33
DECORATION

Purple Heart

World War II Victory Medal

Photo FDLM

victory medal

 

 

usaf  12 air force 
STORY

The crash from the C47 from Lloyd C Mahurin, Sidney H Jablowitz, Sam Kahn, Louis E Rapin and Cecil E Bell.

It was on its way from Nutts Corner, Norther Ireland towards St Mawgan Airfield, Cornwall, England.

Due to bad weather conditions they got lost and overflew their target ending up above occupied France.

They were there shot down by 2 FW190 fighters from the 2nd Von Richthofen Squadron.

The C47 crashed in a field near the town of Pleuven, Brittany, France.

Four men were killed in action, 2nd LT Lloyd C Mahurin, 2nd LT Sidney H Jablowitz, Cpl Sam Kahn and Flight Officer Louis E Rapin.

His Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3) went down near Pleuven, Brittany, having departed from Ireland. It was part of the 1st Troop Carrier Command, 433rd Troop Carrier Group.

It had been chased by 2 Messerschmitt German fighters, crashing near a farm. Only (Crew Chief) Sgt. Cecil Earle Bell survived. 2nd Lt. Lloyd C. Mahurin, 2nd Lt. Sidney H Jablowitz and Corporal Sam Kahn also died of injuries.

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American press

Equipage du Douglas C-47 - type A-DK - s/n 42-92061 

Flight/Observator Louis E RAPIN Pilote Décédé - St-Ignatus Cath Cem. St-Ignace, Mackinac Co, MICHIGAN
T-185181 - PH - 23 ans -  MICHIGAN  - Fils de George Alexander et Katherine Levina (Gallagher) Rapin - Initialement inhumé au Cim Am de St-James (50)
2nd Lieutenant Lloyd Cecil MAHURIN CoPilote Décédé - Cim Am Ardennes Neupre (Belg)   O-740487 - PH - 23 ans - Né le 13/08/1920 - Fils de Loyd O Mahurin - MISSOURI
2nd Lieutenant Sidney H JABLOWITZ Navigateur Décédé - Cim Brit Am St-James (50)  O-804828 - PH - New York 
Sergeant Cecil Earl "Ike" BELL Ch/equipier  38200338 - Né le 08/02/1921 - Longview, Texas USA - Evasion par bateau Ar-Voualac'h 25/08/1943 (Org: Yves Le Henaff (Fanfan) and Victor Salez) - Rapport 
Corporal Sam KAHN Radio Décédé - Mount Nebo Miami Mem Gardens, West Miami, FLORIDA  

36370477 - 33 ans

Inhumé initialement à Pleuven (29)


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