He was an experienced pilot before accepting a commission to fly for the USAAF. On 19 October 1944, a C-47A, # 42-100704, assigned to 10th Air Force, 443rd Troop Carrier Group, 315th Troop Carrier Squadron, departed Ledo, India, headed to Myitkyina, Burma (which had been retaken by allied forces) on a routine operational flight. Last contact was by radio. His remains were never recovered. He is remembered on the wall at the Manila American Cemetery & Mausoleum, Philippines. He was awarded the Purple Heart. The family placed a memorial marker in the Woodland Cemetery, Xenia, Ohio.

WEINER, SEYMOUR M., Corporal, # 39236326, USAAF

 

Seymour M. Weiner was born in 1919 in New York to Barnett “Barney” Weiner (1890-1982) (born in Vilna, Russia – naturalized citizen) (owner of a wholesale cloak store; Del Ray Sportswear, 127 East 9th St., Los Angeles, CA) and Jessie (McCormick) Weiner (1895-1965) (born New York). Siblingss were Ruth Marie (Weiner) Everett (1923-1996) and Harold “Hal” Weiner (1924-2009) (1942 graduate of Susan Miller Dorsey H.S.).

 

He enlisted in Los Angeles, California, on 13 April 1942, with one year of college. He was extensively trained in the maintenance and operatior of the radio ina C-47 “Skytrain” transport and earned his crewman wings. On 19 October 1944, a C-47A, # 42-100704, assigned to 10th Air Force, 443rd Troop Carrier Group, 315th Troop Carrier Squadron, departed Ledo, India, headed to Myitkyina, Burma (which had been retaken by allied forces) on a routine operational flight. Last contact was by radio. His remains were never recovered. He is remembered on the wall at the Manila American Cemetery & Mausoleum, Philippines. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Harold Weiner