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Jack Rabkin

Military

Assigned to 783BS, 465BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from raid on Oil refinery in Blechhammer, Germany. When B-24 42-28853 lost a wing over the target he was unable to bail out. 20-Nov-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 9889.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Clarence Lokker

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Squadron Commander - Command Pilot | 465th Bomb Group
    Clarence Jack Lokker has answered that last call, and now stands on the “Plains of Valhalla” with others of that “long gray line” who await us all. ...

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 465th Bomb Group

    465th Bomb Group

    Group
    It was constituted as the 465th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 May 1943 ...

  • 783rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kings County, NY, USA 1922

Son of Bella Rabkin.

Lived in Brooklyn, NY, USA 1941
Enlisted New York, NY, USA 12 December 1942
Based Pantanella 1943 – 20 November 1944

Assigned to 783BS, 465BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died Blechhammer, 92439 Bodenwöhr, Germany 20 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) from raid on Oil refinery in Blechhammer, Germany. When B-24 42-28853 lost a wing over the target he was unable to bail out. 20-Nov-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 9889.

Buried 1945

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Neuville-en-Condroz
Arrondissement de Liège

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2016 12:36:16 Al_Skiff Changes to role
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/83581606_jack_rabkin/details/
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28853&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/139183222
Bombing Europe: The Illustrated Exploits of the Fifteenth Air Force by Kevin A Mahoney

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2016 12:11:42 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/83581606_jack_rabkin/details/
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28853&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/139183222

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