43-4209           B25

 

On 8 April 1944, B-25H, # 43-4209, assigned to the 14th Air Force, 341st Bomb Group, 491st Bomb Squadron, was one of two which crashed from a flight which departed Yangkai, China, on a combat mission to Samah Bay. The crew, KIA, was:

 

                                        Pilot                             Capt. Marion T. Brown                        0-664512

                                        Navigator                    1stLt Sal (NMI) Waldman                    0-733495

                                        Crew Chief                  Sgt Andrew (NMI) Steakin                  32608938

                                        Radio Operator            SSgt Fred W. Clem Jr.                          39037123

                                        Photographer               Sgt Louis (NMI) Klaman                     31134233

                                                         (All enlisted men served dually as gunners)

The next-of-kin listed were:

                                               Brown              Lora A. Brown, M, Box 53, Hygiene, CO

                                              Waldman         Jack S. Waldman, B, 698 Walk Hill St., Hattapan, Mass.

                                              Steakin             Catherine Steakin, M, 7403 ???mine St., Hollywood, CA

                                              Clem                Alberta C. Mann, M, 676 Lyon St., San Francisco, CA

                                              Klaman            Bessie Klaman, W, 40 N. R ussell St., Boston, Mass.

BROWN, MARION T., Captain, # 0-664512, USAAF

 

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WALDMAN, SOL, First Lieutenant, # 0-733495, USAAF

 

Sol Waldman was born in 1922 in Somerville, Massachusetts to Nathan B. Waldman (1884-    ) (Russia) and Martha Waldman (1885-    ) (Russia). Sibling was Samuel Jack Waldman (1915-1960) (Russia). He was recorded as a missing Jewish serviceman by his brother, Jack S. Waldman.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF in Chicago, Illinois, on 2 March 1942. He was trained in the dual role of navigator and bombardier on the B-25 Mitchell, He earned his commission and wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 8 April 1944, B-25H, # 43-4209, assigned to the 14th Air Force, 341st Bomb Group, 491st Bomb Squadron, was one of two which crashed from a flight which departed Yangkai, China, on a combat mission to Samah Bay. He is remembered on the tablets of the missing in the Manila American Cemetery & Memorial, Philippines. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.