Solomon William Brackman
Sgt 12031946 614th
1917 - 1944
Right Waist Gunner aboard 42-31116 (Cawn't Miss)
Long Island National Cemetery,
Farmingdale, Long Island, NY
Section H Site 9940
Solomon was born May 1, 1917, Massachusetts.
Later moved to Brooklyn, New York.
In Jul 17, 1941 he enlisted to the Air Corps.
In 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG.
His last mission, Apr 29, 1944, Target: Berlin, A/C weaved around after apparently being hit by flak.
It then joined another formation until it was lost sight of.
He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal.
In 1944, when Solomon died just 2 days before his 27 birthday, he left behind his family :
His mother, Eva B. Christian, age --
Mission to Berlin, Germany, # 2 engine hit by flak, It then joined another formation until it was lost sight of.
Crashed near Leers, France / Belgium border
The plane was hit and the controls were shot out and cockpit set afire by 20 mm cannon from six FW-190's.
It is believed that Solomon was injured too badly.
The French underground, Mr E. Guilbert, found his body in the plane.
He was buried at the community cemetery Lille (France) in the South English Section, grave no 4.
Solomon flew 3 missions.
U.S., WWII Jewish Servicemen Cards, June 3, 1944 MISSING
U.S., WWII Jewish Servicemen Cards, August 12, 1944 DEATH
U.S., WWII Jewish Servicemen Cards, June, 1946 PURPLE HEART
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