The B-24 struck the side of a ridge at about 4,500’ on a heading of between 220° to 250°. Four bodies were recovered and transported to Jorhat, India. After recovery, his remains were buried in the Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois, on 4 June 1948. (Sec. D, Grave 316).

 

His brother, George R. Paruck, born 29 March 1929, served in the U.S. Navy, # 3020816, aboard the U.S.S. Tuscarora (YTB-341) (1948),  

SCHIPIOR, SEYMOUR, Private First Class, # 32386005, USAAF

 

He was born in 1924 in New York, New York, to Herman Schipior (1897-1960) and Pearl Schipior (1897-    ). Siblings were Charlotte (Schipior) Sporn (1924-2007) and Natalie (1930-2012). He was recorded as a Jewish serviceman by his father.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in New York, New York, on 9 April 1943. After enlisting in the USAAF, he was trained to maintain and operate the radio equipment on the B-24 Liberator. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 19 March 1945 a B-24D, # 42-41253, assigned to 10th Air Force, India-China Wing, 1330th AAF Base Unit, departed the airfield at Jorhat, India, on a cargo mission to Chengkung, China, through the Himalayan mountain range (the Hump). It was last contacted by radio with PFC Stanly T. Ruke, 12032504, at about 2200 Zulu over the Jorhat marker. Native reports of a crash 5 miles west of the village of Shakchi, India, in the Naga Hills, led to discovery of the wreckage of the crash. It was 60 miles from Jorhat, India, on a course of 125°. The B-24 struck the side of a ridge at about 4,500’ on a heading of between 220° to 250°. Four bodies were recovered and transported to Jorhat, India. After recovery, his remains were buried in the Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, Nassau Co., New York.