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Seymour Cohen


Seymour's father was a Romanian Jew, his mother Austrian. With the exception of one brother, her family all died in the Holocaust. Seymour was a lawyer, passing the New Jersey Bar in 1938. He was drafted about 2 years later, and volunteered for the USAAF. After the war, he became a successful attorney with his own practice in New Jersey. He and his wife Anita had three daughters.



  • John Nortridge

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group
    "If you fly with me, I'm going to bring you home." And he did.

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Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 733rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-52234 Corky Burgundy Bombers

    B-24 Liberator
    Manufactured at Ford's Willow Run plant. It carried a Sperry bombsight, rather than the Norden. It was delivered to the USAAF on 29 October 1943, then taken to the Birmingham, Alabama, Modification Center. It arrived at Hamilton Field, San Francisco,...

Associated Place

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...


Event Location Date
Born Brooklyn, NY, USA 9 September 1916
Enlisted Trenton, NJ, USA 6 August 1941
Died Fair Lawn, NJ USA 4 October 1997


Date Contributor Update
01 May 2016 14:14:05 usxpat Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

An Emotional Gauntlet, Stuart J Wright, Pen & Sword Books, © 2004
Fold3, enlistment records, Social Security Death Index

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:04 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / p234 in the book SECOND AIR DIVISION edited by Randy Baumgardner, D790.A2S45