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Sydney H Jablowitz

Military

Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3), 42-92061, went down near Pleuven, Brittany, having departed from Ireland.
It had been chased by 2 Messerschmitt German fighters, crashing near a farm.
It was on its way from Nutts Corner, Northern 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.
The only survivor was Sgt. Cecil E Bell, the crew chief.

Service

People

  • Cecil Bell

    Military | Sergeant | Crew Chief
    Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3), 42-92061, went down near Pleuven, Brittany, having departed from Ireland. ...

  • Sam Kahn

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator
    Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3), 42-92061, went down near Pleuven, Brittany, having departed from Ireland. ...

  • Lloyd Mahurin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3), 42-92061, went down near Pleuven, Brittany, having departed from Ireland. ...

  • Louis Rapin

    Military | Flying Officer | Pilot
    Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3), 42-92061, went down near Pleuven, Brittany, having departed from Ireland. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-92061

    C-47 Skytrain
    Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3), 42-92061, went down near Pleuven, Brittany, having departed from Ireland. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Killed in action Pleuven, France 11 August 1943
Buried Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial

Plot O Row 3 Grave 3
Brittany American Cemetery
Saint James, France

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2017 15:01:56 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Entry added with details from:
- http://www.absa3945.com/Pertes%20Bretagne/Finistere/pertes_usaaf_finiste...
- MACR 228 at https://www.fold3.com/image/29418761;
- http://www.abmc.gov/node/546044#.WgMcCk0V8dU

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