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Hermione Beaber


Hermione Beaber was a New Yorker who served with the Women's Army Corps in England, assigned to the 2nd Air Division Headquarters.

She had grown up in the Bronx, the child of Isidore and Anna Beaber, who had settled there after moving to the United States from Poland and Austria respectively. Isidore ran Beaber's Fur Shop, 'established in the Bronx since 1900', as its adverts proudly proclaimed.

Hermione went to college and was working as an interior decorator prior to enlisting.

After the war she returned to New York and at some point married David Denker. They raised their son John in Huntington Station, New York. David died in 1986, Hermione in 2002.


Units served with

Associated Place

  • Ketteringham Hall

    Military site : non-airfield
    300-400 US servicemen were housed in Nissen huts built in what is now woodland next to the Hall. At one time home to Team Lotus (Formula 1); currently privately owned with a memorial in the grounds.


Event Location Date
Born New York, NY, USA 6 August 1918
Lived in Montgomery Ave, Bronx, NY 10453, USA 1930

At the time of the census

Lived in Macombs Rd, Bronx, NY, USA 1940

At the time of the census

Enlisted New York, NY, USA 10 February 1943

3 years of college
Occupation listed as: 'Decorators and window dressers'

Lived in Huntington Station, NY 11746, USA 2002
Died 12 December 2002
Buried East Farmingdale, NY, USA

At Mount Ararat Cemetery


Date Contributor Update
03 May 2017 10:57:46 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography and events

NARA enlistment record:

1920, 1930 and 1940 census available via
US Social Security Death Index available via

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:01 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Listing from E. Cohen