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Seymour Isaacs


Seymour Wolf Isaacs “Ike” was born in Brooklyn, New York (Coney
Island). He grew up around sail boats and enjoyed the ocean; but he
always longed to be a pilot.

Ike joined the Army Air Corps in WWII, and while waiting for pilot
training he attended aircraft mechanic’s school. Ike became an 18 yearold
Boeing B-17 bomber pilot flying 35 missions over war ravaged Europe.
He managed to bring his plane “Sugah” and crew home each time. They
suffered battle damage from flak and German fighters.

- Claudia Isaacs

In Memoriam

A donation has been made to the American Air Museum in Britain in memory of Seymour Isaacs by Jennifer Chaffier with the following memorial message: In memory of Seymour "Ike" Isaacs, B-17 pilot of the "Sugah", 391st Bomb Squad, 34th Bomb Group with love from the family of William "Bill" Muntzer. Friend and comrade, fly free."



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Units served with

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 391st Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38365 Sugah

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/7/44; Hunter 4/8/44; Grenier 13/8/44; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 15/8/44; Salvaged 3/4/45. SUGAR. (later US Civil 3702 G).

Associated Place

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.


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Date Contributor Update
31 March 2015 12:55:57 JChaffier Changes to biography, person associations and place associations

Granddaughter of crew member (Bill Muntzer), Jennifer Chaffier

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 09:46:08 PhillWray Changes to nickname, role and memoriam

In Memoriam message added from donation record. Nickname added from In Memoriam message.

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

1996 34th BG Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia